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Center Stage: A Benefit Concert Featuring Ashley Brown

It is undeniably powerful to come together for the shared experience of enjoying music, but at this moment, it is important to refrain from this experience for the greater good.

The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra’s highest priority is the health and well-being of all our patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff. In conformance with specific public health recommendations issued by the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, and Florida Health, our concerts and events scheduled through April 3 have been postponed.

This decision impacts the following events:
Center Stage Sponsor Appreciation Party (Originally scheduled for March 25, 2020)
Verdi: Requiem (Originally scheduled for March 28, 2020)
Center Stage Benefit Concert Featuring Ashley Brown (Originally scheduled for April 3, 2020)

Details about the remainder of our events this season are forthcoming, with the knowledge that the CDC has recommended that gatherings of 50 or more be postponed or cancelled for the next eight weeks. We will provide updates about all events directly to ticketholders as well as on our website,

Our team is working diligently to identify alternative dates for the Sponsor Appreciation Party and the Center Stage Benefit Concert, and we will be reaching out to you when we have additional information about coming together for this special event. Your generous sponsorship will be honored at that time.

We value your support and understand that you may have questions regarding the Sponsor Party or Center Stage. We would love to arrange a time to talk with you to explore the ways in which we can make the most of your Center Stage sponsorship. For any questions, please reach out to us at 850.435.2533 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, or send an email to

One of the reasons that so many of you decided to support this event is because of your love of this community and your recognition that shared musical experiences foster encouragement, joy and connections in key moments. We look forward to sharing in more of these moments in the future.

We sincerely thank you for your continued support, and we are grateful for your understanding.

Diane Appleyard, Event Chair
Teri Levin, Event Chair
Bret Barrow, Executive Director
Peter Rubardt, Music Director

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