Fredonia Opera House Postpones Performance Events

A concert performance by renowned solo pianist George Winston, is one of the final two events of 2020 to be postponed or canceled at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center. It had been scheduled to be presented on Nov. 4, but has been postponed to Nov. 19, 2021.

FREDONIA — The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center has postponed the remaining two live performance events scheduled for 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The Opera House likely will be closed for events for the remainder of 2020. Postponed events include:

¯ Solo Pianist George Winston, who was to have performed Nov. 4, has rescheduled his concert for Nov. 19, 2021.

¯ The Ed Croft Trio’s presentation of Vince Guaraldi’s score to A Charlie Brown Christmas has been rescheduled for Dec. 10, 2021.

Anyone possessing tickets for either of these events may hold on to their tickets; they will be honored on the rescheduled dates. Anyone wishing a refund should contact the Opera House Box Office at 679-1891 to discuss options. During COVID-19 restrictions, the Box Office is only staffed from 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays. Additional tickets to these events will not be placed on sale until sometime in 2021.

“It’s possible the Opera House may reopen for movie screenings in 2020,” said Rick Davis, Opera House executive director. “But until Chautauqua County’s average COVID test positivity rate for a rolling 14-day period falls below 2%, we are prohibited from doing so.”

In addition, Davis said in this time of closure, several capital improvement projects funded by an Empire State Development grant awarded to the village are being undertaken.

“Currently our windows are in the process of restoration and either will be removed or uncovered, thereby allowing light to enter the theatre. This may inhibit movie screenings until completion of the project in late December.”

Opera House staff will continue to work throughout this closure and will be available by phone at 679-0891 (Administration … leave a message, if no answer) and 679-1891 (Box Office on Friday afternoons). Information is also available at the Opera House website at www.fredopera.org and following it on Facebook and Twitter.


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