10th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA

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Festival of the Arts BOCA

The 10th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA is taking place beginning Friday, March 4th through Wednesday, March 16th at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton, Florida. It is being presented by The Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts, a non-profit organization.


The Festival of the Arts BOCA was established in 2007 with the intention of promoting cultural arts and to enrich the quality of life of the residents of Boca Raton and its surrounding cities. The Festival also celebrates Boca Raton for being selected by American Planning Association as one of the 10 best urban places in the United States. The 13 day event brings together world class performers, authors and speakers. Cultural arts education naturally takes place as the Festival introduces new audiences to amazing music, young people to great artists in master classes and open rehearsals. Over 1,000 Festival tickets are donated to students and teachers every festival.

One of the highlights of the festival this year is Joey Alexander a 12 year old prodigy that received a standing ovation at the 58th GRAMMY Awards for his amazing piano jazz. Featured on “60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper – Little Jazz Man” – Click Here to view the video

The schedule for the Festival of the Arts BOCA is below. Tickets must be purchased for each event though passes are available for purchase.  For more detailed information about the tickets click here.

Friday, March 4th- 7:30 PM
Film with Live Orchestra: Raiders of the Lost Ark (Florida Premiere)
Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra from the University of Miami Frost School of Music &, – Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Saturday, March 5th – 7:30 PM
Performance: Mozart’s Magic Flute
Semi-staged performance in English with The Symphonia, Boca Raton & Constantine Kitsopoulos, Conductor
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Sunday, March 6th – 4:00 PM
Authors & Ideas: Irwin Stovroff
Vets Helping Heroes
Topic: An Extraordinary Life, Gone to the Dogs
Cultural Arts Center

Sunday, March 6th – 7:00 PM
Concert: Jazz Trumpet Legend Herb Alpert and Grammy Award Winning Singer Lani Hall
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Monday, March 7th – 7:00 PM
Authors & Ideas: Journalist & Author Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post Columnist and CNN Host
Topic: Global Trends & Hot Spots: The Next Security Crisis
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Tuesday, March 8th, 7:00 PM
Authors & Ideas: Dr. Robert Sapolsky, Author & Neurobiologist, MacArthur Fellowship Genius
Topic: The Biology of Good and Evil
Cultural Arts Center

Wednesday, March 9th – 7:00 PM
Authors & Ideas: Laila Lalami, Pulitzer Prize finalist for The Moor’s Account
Cultural Arts Center

Friday, March 11th – 7:30 PM
Concert: Joey Alexander Trio with The Symphonia & Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Saturday , March 12th – 4:00 PM
Authors & Ideas: Dr. Jay Winter
Author, Professor of History and Renowned expert on World War I and II, The Enduring Legacy of World War I and its Impact on the 21st Century
Cultural Arts Center

Saturday , March 12th – 7:30 PM
Performance: Cirque de la Symphonie 
The Symphonia with Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Wednesday, March 16th – 7:00 PM
Concert: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Joshua Bell – Violin Superstar and Conductor with the Lynn Philharmonia Orchestra
Narrator: Jan McArt
Mizner Park Amphitheater

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