Cancellations and closures

Listings updated regularly

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has revised his ban on gatherings to groups of no more than 10. Like just about everything else, all public musical events are off for the forseeable future.

Specific notices in the Richmond area and Virginia-DC region:

The Menuhin Competition for young violinists, which had been scheduled for May 14-24 in Richmond, has been postponed until May 13-23, 2021. Tickets already sold for festival events will be honored next year. For information on ticket donations, refunds or exchanges, go to

The Richmond Symphony has canceled or postponed this season’s remaining performances. Cancellations include the March 28 “Richmond’s Finest” concert with the Commonwealth Bluegrass Band and April Masterworks, Rush Hour and Metro Collection concerts, as well as Menuhin Competition events in May. The “Star Wars” concert has been rescheduled to June 19, and “Violins of Hope” has been postponed to a date to be announced. Details: (804) 788-1212;

Virginia Opera canceled performances of Verdi’s “Aïda,” which had been scheduled for March 20, 22 and 24 at Norfolk’s Harrison Opera House and March 27 and 29 at the Carpenter Theatre of Dominion Energy Center in Richmond, and of Derrick Wang’s “Scalia/Ginsberg,” which was scheduled for April 4 in Norfolk. Information: (866) 673-7282;

The Richmond Symphony has canceled the remainder of its subscription concerts this season. Information: (804) 788-1212;

The Richmond chapter, American Guild of Organists has postponed an April 24 recital by Clara Gerdes, part of its Repertoire Recital Series, until Nov. 13 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Information:

The Richmond Philharmonic postponed a concert scheduled for March 15 at Clover Hill High School in Midlothian. A new date has not been determined. Information: (804) 556-1039;

The Richmond Choral Society has postponed a concert scheduled for March 22 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. A new date has not been determined. Information: (804) 353-9582;

The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia has canceled a program scheduled for March 31 at Perkinson Recital Hall at the University of Richmond. Information: (804) 304-6312;

Virginia Commonwealth University has canceled Singleton Arts Center concerts through April 15. Canceled ticketed events include a March 29 VCU Guitar Series concert by classical guitarist Nathan Mills and an April 4 Rennolds Chamber Concerts program by pianist Jon Nakamatsu. Information: (804) 828-1169;

The University of Richmond has canceled all Modlin Arts Center events through the rest of the season. Credits or donations on ticket purchases may be arranged through March 23; thereafter, refunds will be issued automatically. Information: (804) 289-8980;

The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart has canceled a performance of Bach’s Mass in B minor that was scheduled for May 1. Information: (804) 359-5631;

Elsewhere: The Virginia Symphony Orchestra has postponed all concerts through April 15. . . . The Virginia Arts Festival has postponed or canceled all performances through May 4. . . . The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra has postponed its concert scheduled for March 26. . . . The Ferguson Arts Center at Christopher Newport University in Newport News has suspended performances until May 15. . . . The Feldman Chamber Music Society and Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg have postponed concerts by the Parker String Quartet, which were scheduled for March 23 at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk and March 24 at Williamsburg Library Theatre. . . . The University of Virginia in Charlottesville has suspended all performances at Old Cabell Hall until further notice. . . . The Charlottesville Symphony has canceled concerts that had been scheduled for March 21 at UVa and March 22 at Charlottesville High School. . . . The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville has postponed or canceled events through Aug. 2. . . . Charlottesville Opera has canceled its summer season. . . . Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs has canceled all events until May 22. . . . The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra has postponed all remaining concerts in its season, and plans to reschedule them to dates in June. . . . Opera Roanoke has canceled the rest of its season, including performances of André Previn’s “A Streetcar Named Desire” that had been scheduled in May. . . . Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg has canceled all events through early August. . . . Wolf Trap in Vienna has canceled or postponed all performances and events through June 26. . . . George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax has canceled all events through Aug. 8. . . . The Kennedy Center in Washington has canceled all performances and public events through May 22. . . . Washington Performing Arts has canceled all remaining events in the current season (through June 7). . . . The Library of Congress in Washington has postponed concerts and other public events through May 30. . . . The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD, outside DC, has canceled all events through April 3, and many other ticketed events through May 30.

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