For the first time in its 105 year history, the Seagle Music Colony in Schroon Lake is cancelling its summer season.
Tony Kostecki and Darren K. Woods, the General and Artistic Directors of the Seagle Music Colony, made the decision for the health and safety of their artists, staff, patrons, and audience members. Seagle leadership did not make this decision lightly and had the following to say about it in an announcement sent this week:
“We agonized over this decision, but made it due to guidance from state and local officials, combined with the nature of our artists’ and staff members’ communal living at Seagle, and the high-risk demographic of a significant portion of our audience. While it’s almost unimaginable, since never in 105 years of Seagle has a season ever been cancelled, we sadly realize that this is the right decision in light of the unprecedented public health crisis into which we’ve all been plunged.”
Seagle has committed to providing financial aid to their seasonal faculty and staff that rely on the income they would have otherwise received. They hope to alleviate some of the hardship that their decision to close will cause, and they hope that those who have already purchased tickets to the 2020 summer performances may consider converting those purchases into a tax-deductible donation in order to support their organization. A full-time member will be in touch with those who have purchased tickets and will review how to either receive a refund or convert to a donation.
More info at https://seaglecolony.org.