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Changes to Events, Upcoming Concerts and Education Programs at St. Cecilia Music Center

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) places the highest priority on the health and safety of its concertgoers, artists, guests, patrons and students, and therefore has rescheduled or cancelled concerts, events and School of Music rehearsals over the next month.

Due to statements from the CDC and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services regarding steps needed to control the spread of the coronavirus, SCMC has made the following changes to its schedule:

  • The Marc Cohn concert scheduled for March 19 will be rescheduled for September 11, 2020. All currently sold tickets will be valid for the new date. (See the ticket policy on rescheduled concerts.)
  • The Jazz Series Clayton Brothers concert scheduled for April 16 is cancelled. (See information on ticket refunds for cancelled concerts.)
  • St. Cecilia Music Center’s fundraising event, Eat. Drink. BeMerry! that was to take place on April 18 has been rescheduled for June 6, 2020. All sold tickets will be valid for the new date.
  • All rehearsals for SCMC’s School of Music ensembles are cancelled through April 10. Rehearsals are scheduled to resume on Monday, April 13.

Remaining concerts for the 2019/2020 season are still on course. The remaining concerts for St. Cecilia Music Center Series’ this season include:

The final Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center concert of the season will take place on April 30, 2020. CMS Co-Artistic Directors Wu Han (piano) and David Finckel (cello) will both return to Grand Rapids to perform with violinist Arnaud Sussman and violist Paul Neubauer on a program entitled From Prague to Viennafeaturing three composers who mentored and inspired each other: Brahms, Dvořák and Suk. Brahms discovered Dvořák through a composition competition and helped him rise to international stardom, and became his lifelong friend and mentor. In turn, Suk was one of Dvořák’s favorite students and eventually became his son-in-law.

Shawn Colvin is scheduled to return for her second appearance at St. Cecilia Music Center on May 19, 2020 as the final concert for the Acoustic Café Folk Series. Shawn Colvin will perform her newly-recorded album, Steady On Acoustic, an acoustic reflection of her award-winning Grammy Album created thirty years ago, in what promises to be a very special evening for music lovers and her longtime fans. Her original 1989 album Steady Onbecame her first Grammy Award winning album and brought her significant acclaim and a large devoted fan base.

SCMC’s Ticket Policy for Rescheduled Performances and Events:

The Marc Cohn concert and the Eat. Drink. Be Merry! wine tasting fund raising event have both been rescheduled for a later date. No refunds are being issued at this time.

SCMC’s Ticket Policy for Cancelled Performances:

Please contact the Box Office Manager at kelly@scmc-online.org if you wish to receive a refund for the Clayton Brothers concert. In lieu of a refund, please consider donating the value of your tickets back to St. Cecilia Music Center. SCMC is a non-profit organization and relies on ticket revenue to sustain daily operations, which will be greatly affected over the next month.

Due to the large number of calls, they ask that concertgoers please be patient with all requests at this time. Concertgoers can be assured that all requests will be answered as quickly as possible.

St. Cecilia Music Center is committed to providing life changing musical experiences for the West Michigan Community and beyond. SCMC appreciates the community’s commitment and support during this time as they take the necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of its audiences, patrons, employees and the entire community whom they serve.

More information about St. Cecilia Music Center concerts and programs is available at scmc-online.org.