Festival of the Arts BOCA
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2016 Festival Begins









Itzhak Perlman

Appeared in 2014

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician.  Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music.  He will make his third appearance at the Festival of the Arts Boca.

He has performed multiple times at the White House, most recently in 2012 for Israeli President and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Shimon Peres; and at a State Dinner in 2007 for Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.  Perlman was honored to take part in the Inauguration of President Obama in 2009, premiering a piece written for the occasion by John Williams alongside cellist Yo-Yo Ma, clarinetist Anthony McGill and pianist Gabriela Montero.

He proudly possesses four Emmy Awards and fifteen Grammy awards.  He performed at the 2006 Academy Awards and at the Juilliard School Centennial gala, broadcast nationally on Live from Lincoln Center.  One of Perlman’s proudest achievements is his collaboration with film score composer John Williams in Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award winning film Schindler’s List, in which he performed the violin solos.

Mr. Perlman will perform with Festival Orchestra Boca conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos.


Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture, Op. 21
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Mr. Perlman will also be performing the Eternal Echoes concert with Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, the celebrated Israeli-born Chief Cantor of Park East Synagogue on March 9th. View the video below.

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 - 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