The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming eight-concert tour to East Asia appears to be in jeopardy given the increasing threat posed by the coronavirus, the Boston Globe reported. The tour, scheduled from 6 to 16 February foresees concerts in Seoul, Taipei, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

The Hong Kong Cultural Centre, where the orchestra is supposed to perform on 12 and 13 February, has meanwhile announced a temporary closure. The announcement says: « To tie in with the response level under the ‘Preparedness and Response Plan for Novel Infectious Disease of Public Health Significance’ being raised to Emergency Response Level and avoid people from gathering, LCSD performance venues will be temporarily closed from 29 January and programmes and activities held at the venues will be cancelled until further notice. »


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