Covid-19 Impact

Last updated: March 18, 2020

The current crisis surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic has affected Sō Percussion as it has many artists and small businesses. The peak of our touring season, which represents the bulk of our revenue, was just commencing when the imperative for social distancing caused venues to cancel.

To date, the following events have been cancelled or postponed:

  • March 20th – Rutgers University
  • March 26th-29th – Big Ears Festival, Knoxville
  • April 3rd+4th – Cincinnati Symphony
  • April 7th – Dallas Symphony
  • April 18th – Annenberg Center, Philadelphia
  • April 28th – So Percussion Annual Benefit

The members, board, and staff of So Percussion are in constant communication to formulate plans for the near and medium-term. This situation is fluctuating hour-to-hour, and we will continually reassess our financial and programming strategies.

Currently, we are planning to proceed with all programs from July onward, including the Sō Percussion Summer Institute at Princeton University.

During the period of social distancing, we are initiating a number of service programs online, including mentoring session by the members of Sō Percussion for young artists, short videos about percussion for families with children at home, and an ongoing outreach project where we solicit submissions from composers and performers to highlight what they are working on.