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2016 Festival Begins








General George W. Casey Jr.,

US Army (RET.)

General George W. Casey, Jr. is one of the most accomplished soldiers in U.S. history and an authority on strategic leadership.  As the 36th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army from April 2007 to 2011, General Casey led what is arguably the world’s largest and most complex organization – 1.1 million people strong, with a $200 billion annual budget – during one of the most extraordinary periods in military and global political history.  He is widely credited with restoring balance to the war-weary U.S. Army, modernizing and leading the transformation necessary to defend our nation in the 21st Century, and ensuring the current force deployed in the war on terror was the best this country has ever fielded.

Prior to this post, General Casey commanded the Multi-National Force – Iraq, a coalition of more than 30 countries, where he guided the Iraq mission through its toughest days.  He led cultural change in the U.S. Armed Forces and built the Iraqi security institutions to set the conditions for our long-term success.  On the homefront, General Casey has been a stalwart advocate for military families, expanding programs for the wounded, addressing the tough issues of substance abuse and suicide, reducing the stigma of combat stress and trauma, and providing long term support for survivors of the fallen.  Known for his vision, candor, integrity and humor, General Casey’s story is one of personal courage and commitment to excellence.

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 - 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 - 4:00 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