Due to the worldwide public health concerns surrounding coronavirus, Shanghai-based artists GuGu Drum Group has cancelled their upcoming tour and Ovations performance on Thursday, February 13, 2020. The artists have not left China. Given the lengthy incubation period of this virus, we do not want to do anything to put our community at risk or create unnecessary concern. We support these extraordinary artists and are very saddened by this unexpected turn of events. We hope you understand.
We have every hope of re-engaging GuGu Drum Group at a later date, however that information is not yet available.
“We are deeply disappointed,” Aimée M. Petrin, Ovations’ Executive and Artistic Director, said. “In addition to the evening performance, we eagerly awaited more than 1,300 Maine students for the School-Time Performance. We also feel for the artists. In times like these, we don’t often realize the effect on artists and their ability to share their craft and make a living. The effects are far-reaching.”