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The Florida Orchestra postpones this week’s concerts

The rescheduled dates will be announced at a later time.
The Florida Orchestra has postponed concerts from Jan. 13-15.
The Florida Orchestra has postponed concerts from Jan. 13-15. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
Published Jan. 10
Updated Jan. 10

The Florida Orchestra announced in a news release that this week’s concerts have been postponed “due to the ongoing challenges of COVID and in compliance with TFO’s safety protocols.”

The British Gems morning coffee concert, scheduled for Jan. 13 at The Mahaffey Theater, and The Wild West Pops concert, slated for Jan. 14 and 15 at the Mahaffey and the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, have been postponed. The new dates have not been announced yet.

Tickets purchased for the events will be honored for the rescheduled dates, or patrons may exchange their tickets for another coffee, Pops or Masterworks concert.

“I am in awe of the can-do spirit of our musicians, who have done everything possible to continue performing for our community,” TFO President and CEO Mark Cantrell said in the release. “But we think this is a good time to pause, consult further with our epidemiologist and continue to move forward in a smart and safe way. Our number one priority will always be the health and safety of our patrons, musicians and staff.”

The release stated that the orchestra does not anticipate any other concerts will be affected. It will return Jan. 22 and 23 with the Masterworks series with Karen Gomyo Plays Brahms at the Mahaffey Theater and Ruth Eckerd Hall. The program includes Brahms’ Violin Concerto and Debussy’s La Mer. Tickets are available at floridaorchestra.org.

“In the time of COVID, we have learned to be flexible and creative,” Cantrell said in the release. “We know our patrons understand that. We are so grateful for their continued support and look forward to being back in the concert hall together soon.”

Questions can be emailed to ticketcenter@floridaorchestra.org. There may be a delay in response because of high volume.

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