To Classical Music Fans
On February 26, the Japanese government called for the cancellation and/or postponement of cultural events for two weeks, and in March 10, called for the extension of these postponements to March 19. Here at the Japan Association of Classical Music Presenters, we understand the gravity of these requests, and have cancelled and/or postponed many of the recitals, concerts, etc., hosted by our member companies.
Our hope is that the cancellation and/or postponement of these performances will help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, helping slow down the outbreak and move us as a society closer to health.
Currently, the association and its member companies are engaged in research as to infection prevention methods, etc., at concert halls, in accordance with the opinions of government specialists, and under the guidance of infection disease doctors.
We ask our audience to keep up-to-date with the most accurate information on the novel coronavirus, and engage thoroughly in their own infection prevention measures when attending any of our events.
We at the Japan Association of Classical Music Presenters look forward to the day in which our audience will once again be able to attend our events without worries as to personal and public health.
To Artists Traveling to Japan
We will inform the artists, ensembles and orchestras coming to Japan from overseas that the Japanese performance venues and organizers are taking maximum preventative measures against the virus.
The Japan Association of Classical Music Presenters will continue to cooperate with cultural organizations such as the Association of Japanese Symphony Orchestras and will continue to work tirelessly to create a performance environment that causes no unrest for the audience and artists, under the instructions of the relevant organizations.
The Japan Association of Classical Music Presenters pay our deepest condolences to those who have lost their lives to the infection in Japan and overseas, as well as their bereaved families, and hope for a speedy recovery for those who have been infected.
March 17, 2020
Japan Association of Classical Music Presenters