Festival of the Arts Boca Begins in March

The Festival of the Arts Boca, set for March 6 – 15, 2014, will welcome stars at the Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton, Florida.

Violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman will open the Festival on Thursday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. accompanied by Festival Orchestra Boca under the direction of Festival Music Director Constantine Kitsopoulos.

Perlman will return to the Festival stage 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.

Dance will be brought back to the Festival this season with one of America’s leading dance troupes, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

Violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman
Violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman

The blazing, technically flawless Cuban-born trumpeter, Arturo Sandoval will return to the Festival stage in 2014 in a tribute concert to his mentor, Dizzie Gillespie, with special guest Monica Mancini and the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra.

Anna Deavere Smith, award winning actress currently starring in Nurse Jackie
Anna Deavere Smith, award winning actress currently starring in Nurse Jackie

Cirque de la Symphonie will delight the whole family, combining the best elements of cirque and symphonic music, with some of the most amazing veterans of today’s cirque programs.

The Festival of the Arts Boca will close in spectacular fashion with the Florida premiere of today’s newest and most exciting singing group, the multicultural, operatic tenor trio Forte whose performances on America’s Got Talent captivated millions and launched the group into the national spotlight.

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Rakesh Raman