BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The 10th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA, presented by the Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts, will have everyone "on their feet," March 4 – 16, 2016 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real and Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, 201 Plaza Real (2nd Floor) in Boca Raton.
"The 10th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA will be our most celebrated and memorable yet," said Charlie Siemon, Chair and Co-Executive Producer of the Festival of the Arts BOCA. "We are thrilled and humbled to welcome a full line-up of international superstars, thinkers, authors and performers."
Headlining the Festival of the Arts BOCA will be violin superstar and conductor Joshua Bell, who will be the soloist and conductor in a performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons with the Lynn Philharmonia.
This season's Festival will open on Friday, March 4, 2016 with the Florida premiere of Raiders of the Lost Ark, presented with live orchestra. Digitally remastered, the film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever before. John Williams' epic score will be performed live to picture by the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music and conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos.
Other highlights include jazz trumpet legend Herb Alpert and his wife, Grammy Award winning singer Lani Hall; Cirque de la Symphonie, featuring cirque acts with live orchestra; 12-year old jazz piano phenom Joey Alexander in the Florida premiere of the Joey Alexander Trio, presenting a night of symphonic jazz with The Symphonia, Boca Raton and Constantine Kitsopoulos; and Mozart's The Magic Flute in a new family-friendly, semi-staged 90-minute English translation by Festival Music Director Constantine Kistopoulos, featuring a star-studded cast of international singers, as well as local students and chorus.
This season's Authors & Ideas program welcomes some of the world's brightest intellectuals. Fareed Zakaria, CNN host, contributing editor at The Atlantic, Washington Post columnist and author will talk about Global Hot Spots and Trends: The Next Security Crisis. Dr. Robert Sapolsky, a MacArthur "Genius" Fellow, professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University and multiple-award winning author will present The Biology of Good and Evil. Laila Lalami will talk about her novel, The Moor's Account, an account of the Spanish exploration of Florida and the Gulf Coast that was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize. Lalami is a regular contributor to The Nations, Newsweek and The Los Angeles Times. Dr. Jay M. Winter, former professor of history at Yale University, award-winning author and specialist on World War I will explore its history and impact on the 21st century.
New this season is a free official Festival of the Arts BOCA app, a digital pocket guide featuring GPS directions, schedule of events, ticket purchasing, contests, links to social media channels, videos, sneak previews of upcoming performances and much more. Users will have the ability to enable push notifications for up-to-the-minute schedule changes, emergency information, and traffic updates. To download, visit the app store on your mobile device and search for Festival BOCA.
Tickets for the 10th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA range from $15 to $225 per person and are available at http://festivaloftheartsboca.org or by calling (866) 571-ARTS (866-571-2787). Multi-event and full Festival packages are also available.
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