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Events Included:
Troupe Vertigo: Cirque du Cinema: February 28, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Beethoven Birthday Bash: February 29, 2020 - 7:30 PM
Milos: Voice of the Guitar - March 1, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Friday, February 28 at 7:30 PM
Cirque du Cinema
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Troupe Vertigo, whose innovative circus-dance-theater works redefine visual space with displays of mental and physical prowess, has created new and original performances with orchestras for over a decade. Aerialists soar through the air above the musicians, contortionists captivate with mind-bending physical feats, and dancers sweep across the stage. 


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Tickets $25 - $125
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Saturday, February 29 at 3:00 PM
The Moth StorySLAM
Cultural Arts Center


No one gathers, and tells, stories like The Moth. What makes The Moth extraordinary is that participants tell their stories live, without notes.

The nationally-renowned program – whose mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience – comes to Boca to kick off our Authors and Ideas series with a lively, open storytelling competition.

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Tickets $15 - $25
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Saturday, February 29 at 7:30 PM
Beethoven Birthday Bash
Eroica Trio
Constantine Kitsopoulos
The Symphonia
Mizner Park Amphitheater


Celebrate the life and work of bold composer, Ludwig van Beethoven with a concert of his works, including his Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” and the “Triple” Concerto, featuring The Symphonia, conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulous, and guest artists The Eroica Trio.

Constantine Kitsopoulos, Festival Boca's Music Director, has made a name for himself as a conductor whose musical experiences comfortably span the worlds of opera and symphony, where he conducts in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Royal Albert Hall, and musical theater, where he can be found leading orchestras on Broadway. 

 

 

 

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Tickets $35 - $150
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Sunday, March 1 at 7:00 PM
Miloš: Voice of the Guitar
Miloš Karadaglić
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Montenegro-born Miloš Karadaglić was the first ever classical guitarist to perform in a solo recital at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Of the concert, The Guardian wrote: “More extraordinary by far, however, was the way a single guitarist… could shrink the Hall’s cavernous space into something so close.” It was, The Independent concluded: “… a sleight of hand that makes Karadaglić not only a magician, but a serious and accomplished musician.”

Program to include:
Bach, Boccherini, Grandados, De Fall, Albeniz, Piazzolla, Villa Lobos, and more!

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Tickets $25 - $125
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Monday, March 2 at 7:00
An Evening with Novelist Jesmyn Ward
Cultural Arts Center

Jesmyn Ward, the first woman and the first person of color to win two National Book Awards for fiction, for her books Salvage the Bones and Sing, Unburied, Sing, is a writer of uncommon power and eloquence who explores the bonds of community and familial love among poor African Americans in the rural South.

 

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Tickets $35 - $45
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Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 PM
Cartoonist Roz Chast:
Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
Cultural Arts Center

New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast has firmly established herself as one of our greatest artistic chroniclers of the anxieties, superstitions, furies, insecurities, and surreal imaginings of modern life. She is the author of more than a dozen books for adults, including, most recently, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? (2014), a work that chronicles her relationship with her aging parents as they shift from independence to dependence, and that was a New York times 2014 Best Book of the Year, a2014 National Book Award Finalist, winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize, and a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for the best books of 2014, the first time a graphic novel received the prize for autobiography.

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Tickets $30 - $45
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Wednesday, March 4 at 7:00 PM
Laurie Santos: Psychology and the Good Life!

Cultural Arts Center


In 2018, Dr. Laurie Santos offered a class for Yale undergraduates called “Psychology and the Good Life.” It became a huge sensation, so much so that 25 percent of the student body signed up, making it the most popular class ever at this elite university.

A psychologist with deep experience studying the brains of humans, non-verbal primates, and canines, Santos is not just a gifted, award-winning scientist, she is also an engaging and thought-provoking speaker, which led her to be chosen as the featured speaker at a global TED talk.

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Tickets $35
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Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 PM
Amy Walter: Where Are We Now?
Cultural Arts Center


With over 20 years of experience, Amy Walter has built a reputation as an accurate, objective, and insightful political analyst with unparalleled access to campaign insiders and decision-makers. Known as one of the best political journalists covering Washington, she is the National Editor of The Cook Political Report, where she provides analysis of the issues, trends and events that shape the political environment.

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Tickets $35
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Friday, March 6 at 7:30 PM
Film with Live Orchestra: The Empire Strikes Back
Constantine Kitsopoulos
The Symphonia
Mizner Park Amphitheater

The Empire Strikes Back is the most critically acclaimed film in the Star Wars franchise. It is also widely regarded as one of the most important films ever: it ranked number 3 on Empire's 2008 list of the 500 greatest movies of all time.

The action picks up three years after the first firm, A New Hope, as Darth Vader and the Emperor pursues Luke Skywalker’s friends – Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, and others – across the galaxy. Luke, meanwhile, is studying the Force under Jedi Master Yoda. When Vader captures Luke's friends, Luke must decide whether to complete his training and become a Jedi Knight, or to confront Vader and save them.

A film that literally defines the words heroic and epic, The Empire Strikes Back could not be more enjoyable than when viewed outdoors, on a warm spring evening, with The Symphonia (conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos) playing out the score live before a massive 130-LCD screen.

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Tickets $35 - $150
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Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 PM
Nu Deco Ensemble Rides Again
Mizner Park Amphitheater

If you missed last season’s electrifying performance by Miami-based Nu Deco Ensemble (the riveting Queen medley was particularly memorable), now is your chance to make up for that oversight!

This virtuosic, eclectic chamber orchestra will have you itching to jump up out of your seat and dance. Their exciting, genre-bending style fuses the best of classical and pop, jazz and Latino music, and we can’t wait to share what they have in store for you this year!

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Tickets $25 - $125
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Sunday, March 8 at 7:00 PM
Postmodern Jukebox
Mizner Park Amphitheater

When he was growing up in the 1990s, Scott Bradlee did not listen to pop hits like his friends, but to old jazz and Motown records. Years later, as a musician living in New York, he formed Postmodern Jukebox as a way to bring the classic sounds he loved back into the mainstream – to build a platform to celebrate real, unadulterated, deserving talent.

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Tickets: Meet and Greet and VIP packages available
$25 -$225
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FESTIVAL LOCATION
The Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts at the Mizner Park Amphitheater
590 Plaza Real
Boca Raton FL 33432
venues/driving directions

Cultural Arts Center (located at south end of Mizner Park)
201 Plaza Real, 2nd Floor
Boca Raton FL 33432

FESTIVAL WEBSITE www.festivalboca.org

ARTIST BIOS are available on the Festival website under ARTISTS

TICKET & CONTACT INFORMATION:
Tickets: 561-300-4138
Office: 561-571-5270
Email: info@festivalboca.org


Show times, Performers and Programs are subject to change.

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