An update regarding fall events
The University of Colorado recently announced plans and safety protocols for the fall 2020 semester.
As part of the university, these plans—which will include venue safety procedures and social distancing requirements put into place by the city of Boulder and the state of Colorado—will guide the activities of CU Presents as we move through the pandemic with you. We are also guided by the evolving plans of our artists, some of whom will need to adjust their touring schedules.
There is still much that is unknown about the fall performance schedule because of this evolving situation. We do know that concerts will not take place with performers and audiences together in confined spaces until it is safe and responsible to resume this cherished activity. Spring 2021 events are currently scheduled to happen as planned.
In the meantime, creative and artistic work will continue to take place both on and off campus and we are eager to share the results of these efforts with our audiences.
We’ve recently launched CU Presents Digital, bringing updated content from our artists and partners to audiences each week. We hope the inspiring work from Artist Series guests, CSF actors, the Takács Quartet and the talented faculty and students of Theatre & Dance and the College of Music provide inspiration for you!
Many of our concerts will continue to take place with social distancing among the performers and livestreamed to remote audiences.
Some events will be captured on video, edited and delivered via the CU Presents website.
And of course, we will be working with our Artist Series guests to reschedule their performances if necessary, and will bring them to Boulder as soon as is feasible.
We remain focused on the safety and well-being of our audiences, performers, students, backstage and front of house staff. Venue directors are following industry best practices as we develop protocols for disinfecting spaces, safe entrance and egress designs, distancing and other virus transmission reducing activities.
For those patrons holding tickets for a performance that must be rescheduled or canceled in the future, be assured that our Box Office team will contact you as soon as details are known to provide you with options. We’re committed to granting refunds to those who request them, but also encourage patrons to consider leaving the money in their CU Presents accounts to use when any disrupted concerts have been rescheduled.
While CU Presents is a strong and stable organization, the financial impact from the pandemic has been substantial. For those able to donate to CU Presents, your gifts will be gratefully received and used to pay deposits to artists, bring you high-quality digital content, support the creative activities of our faculty and students and ensure great performances well into the future.
We miss you all and look forward to being together again in person!
Wishing you good health,
Joan McLean Braun