2021 was a tough year. We attempted to open but the pandemic was unforgiving, until mid-Summer in Missouri. We managed to stay open with mask requirements. 6 months later, we will likely continue to be masked, at least a few more months.
I applaud all the musicians for keeping brave optimism alive by relentlessly continuing to practice their art. I also applaud all of YOU, even louder, for your support for the local artists, many who are your friends and neighbors.
Past photos make Odyssey look unaffected. But we had no audiences for the first half of 2021, our videographer was overworked to make livestreaming and YouTube videos look good for us, we missed a full chamber ensemble for Baroque last winter, and the 10th Plowman Competition was postponed to 2023. There were changes to original programs, Colorado Quartet Fall Reunion, for example: Odyssey prioritized safety of everyone.
Join us, in-person or online, for Odyssey's 2022 productions. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Here's to all the music lovers - Happy New Year!
Executive and Artistic Director