Israel Philharmonic Cancels Florida Concert Due to Storm

By Francisco Salazar

The Israel Philharmonic’s concert in Florida has been canceled due to Hurricane Nicole.

The orchestra, which was set to perform at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 9, will not travel to Florida and ticketholders will receive a full refund within 30 days.

The storm is expected to make landfall in the next few hours and will bring hurricane conditions to many Central Florida beaches, and hurricane gusts to areas inland.

The news comes as the orchestra has embarked on its first U.S. tour in three years. The Israel Philharmonic already performed in San Francisco where it was met with protests. According to reports, there were anti-Israel slogans outside Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco with approximately 25 protesters marching in front of one entrance.

The marchers chanted “up, up with liberation, down, down with occupation.” Some also held a banner that read, “No Symphony For Israel Apartheid” while others said “Defend Gaza” and “Palestine Will Be Free.”

The Israel Philharmonic continues its tour in Cleveland and New York.