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Auburn Symphony Announces Health & Safety Procedures for New Season


The Auburn Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will begin its 2021-2022 season October 3 with ‘A Triumphant Return.’ The 2021-2022 season has six in-person performances scheduled. On Tuesday the orchestra announced new health and safety procedures for its live performances.

“We are committed to creating a safe and healthy environment to enjoy live performances again. To that end, we are joining with most other arts organizations in the region to require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for entry, as well as masks at all times except when actively eating or drinking,” Tuesday’s announcement said.


Providing Vaccination Verification

The ASO provided the following guidelines for providing vaccine or negative test verification for entry:

Fully Vaccinated Guests:

Documentation of vaccination status must be shown with valid ID upon entry to the venue and be available upon request at any time.

Proof of full vaccination can be achieved by:

  • Showing your original physical vaccine card,
  • Presenting a photograph of your vaccine card as a document,
  • Or presenting a photograph of your vaccine card stored on your electronic device.

Negative COVID-19 Test Guests: 

Children younger than 12 years and people with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test and show a valid ID upon entry to the venue. These documents must be available upon request at any time.


Proof of a negative COVID-19 test can be achieved by:

  • Showing a copy of a PCR diagnostic test taken within 48 hours of the performance start time,
  • Or showing a copy of a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 24 hours of the performance start time.

New Venue, Same Great Auburn Symphony

This season the Auburn Symphony Orchestra will perform for live audiences at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Events Center (FWPAEC.) “Until we can safely return to our beloved home in Auburn, we are grateful to be able to provide live concert experiences at this beautiful concert hall,” the announcement said.

The announcement also includes procedures the FWPAEC has in place for the health and safety of guests. Among the protocols are a strict cleaning regimen, the facility being equipped with MERV 13 air filters, and providing hand sanitizing stations.


The ASO’s season opens with its first symphony series performance on Sunday, October 3 with ‘A Triumphant Return’ 

  • Federal Way Performing and Events Center (map)

“In this energetic, spectacular season opener we’re bringing back Anton Nel to perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21. You won’t want to miss our first live concert in 595 days!”

Tickets are still available for purchase. (You will be directed to FWPAEC box office.)

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