Boca Raton, Florida, flourishes as the cultural capital for the elite with a lifestyle of urbanity. Making that South Florida lifestyle even more evident is the Festival of the Arts Boca, heading into its 8th enchanting year and bringing the "Greatest of the Great" to South Florida from March 6, 2014 to March 15, 2014. The event is centrally located at the Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real and Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, 201 Plaza Real (2nd Floor) in Boca Raton, Florida.
“This season’s Festival of the Arts Boca promises to be our best ever,” said Charles L. Siemon, Chair & Co-Executive Producer. “The stellar line-up, compelling programming and international appeal makes this a cultural attraction anyone in the world would want to attend.”
The Festival Opener will be the Violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman who will be accompanied by Festival Orchestra Boca under the direction of Festival Music Director Constantine Kitsopoulos. If you don't catch him in this performance, he will return to the stage again on Sunday, March 9 at 7 p.m. for the Florida premiere of his new program of traditional Jewish and Klezmer music with celebrated Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, Eternal Echoes: Songs and Dances for the Soul.
Enthusiasts are taken into the world of amazing art and culture with so much tantalizing talent to behold. We will witness dance with performances by a dance troupe that has won top honors such as the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors and two Tony Awards. That troupe is the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company that will captivate with their every movement.
If music strikes your melody, the great Arturo Sandoval takes to the stage in a tribute concert to one of his mentors, Dizzy Gillespie. Sandoval has continued to be rewarded for his creativity with nine Grammy Awards, six Billboard Awards and one Emmy.
There is nothing more intriguing than Cirque de la Symphonie, a group that will combine cirque acrobats with symphonic sounds right before your very eyes.
The festival comes to a glistening end with a show-stopping performance by the operatic tenor trio known as Forte, the same artists that left their audience breathless on 'America's Got Talent.'
For those individuals that feel more creative with the pen and pad, Doris Kearns Goodwin, an acclaimed presidential historian, draws an intellectual crowd with her speech on Theodore Roosevelt and some background on her newest book called 'The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.' Goodwin will be joined by a handful of writers who will each delve into their area of expertise and keep their audience mesmerized throughout.
Festival of the Arts Boca inspires, entertains and uplifts the spirit. It is a wonderful way to enjoy that cultural lifestyle that Boca Raton is so well known for and to appreciate the talented artists with a desire to shape our lives.
For more information call 561-368-8445 and to purchase tickets visit www.festivaloftheartsboca.org or call 866-571-ARTS.