It is with great disappointment that the board and artistic director have decided to postpone our celebratory 25th anniversary concert season until 2021.
It was our heartfelt wish that we might all be together once again this summer, to experience some of the most wonderful music written. Indeed we are still holding out hope that we may be able to present something, but in later in the fall and assuming that the promising progress of BC’s Restart Plan continues! Of course we can only do so if we are able to present wonderful concert experiences in a financially viable way, while keeping everyone safe.
In the meantime, we are actively exploring ways for the festival to stay strong and continue to serve the community. We are taking careful note of how other organizations are responding to this “new normal” with the goal of staying relevant in this “socially distanced” time.
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all our audience members, donors, sponsors, and government agencies (Capital Regional District, British Columbia Arts Council, and the Government of British Columbia through BC Gaming) for their long-standing support and encouragement of the Victoria Summer Music Festival.
We are very hopeful that the outstanding artists we had planned to present to you this summer will be able to return in the very near future to perform again at our Summer Music Festival.