COVID-19 Safety Protocols

The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra pledges to maintain the highest standards of safety and health for musicians, patrons, staff and volunteers. Current COVID-19 concert protocols will be posted on this page and updated as health conditions change in our community. Detailed information will be communicated to ticket buyers via email in advance of each performance.

Although we are taking preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the virus is highly contagious and Alexandria Symphony Orchestra cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19 during your visit. You understand that you may contract the virus and you also understand that exposure to COVID-19 may be especially unsafe if you are at higher risk for severe complications. Knowing these risks, by attending an ASO performance, you agree that you understand the risks of COVID-19 exposure, the potential consequences of exposure, and you voluntarily assume the risks of attendance.

Updated August 17, 2021 – Masks Required for All Concerts

Out of an abundance of caution, the ASO will require masks or face coverings for all staff, musicians, volunteers and concert attendees until further notice. Once entering the concert hall, we require mask for the duration of the experience.

The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center has completely updated its ventilation system to provide a state-of-the-art and safe experience for guests. The system complies with CDC recommended ventilation standards.

Physical Distancing
At this time, the George Washington Masonic Memorial is operating at 50% capacity. Attendees will be spaced based on this capacity limit. The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall is currently operating at 100% capacity, but attendees are encouraged to refrain from congregating in the lobby. Please stagger your departure from seats to allow distance between households.

Symptom Checking
ASO requests you self-check prior to each performance. If you are experiencing any symptoms or have been in close contact with an infected person in the last 14 days, please refrain from attending the performance. If you are unable to attend, the Box Office will happily refund your order or exchange your ticket for a future performance.

No Intermission, Concessions, Pre-concert Talks
There will be no intermission or pre-concert talks for concerts held in October, November and December. Running time will not exceed 75 minutes. No concessions will be served for these performances.

Updated August 30, 2021 – Vaccinations Required for all Attendees

All ASO musicians, staff and volunteers are fully-vaccinated. ASO will require all concert attendees be fully-vaccinated until further notice. This policy includes children. If you have purchased a youth ticket for an unvaccinated child, we will honor the ticket for any vaccinated individual. Please contact the box office if you have any questions regarding this policy.