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The 9th Annual Festival Of The Arts BOCA To Dazzle With Ten Days Of Beethoven, Broadway, Ballet And Banjos

Authors & Ideas Program Reflects Views of Seven Acclaimed Authors

With Six Combined Pulitzer Prizes

The 9th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA, presented by the Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts, will bring ten days of dazzling and diverse cultural experiences to South Florida March 6 - 15, 2015 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton.

"The Festival will close with a spectacular concert featuring the Young People's Chorus of New York in Beethoven's immortal Ninth Symphony," said Charlie Siemon, chair and co-executive producer of the Festival of the Arts BOCA. "Throughout the ten-day cultural celebration, festival-goers will enjoy a rich and diverse line-up as we bring back artists from years past and welcome some of the greatest intellectual leaders of our time."

This season's Festival opens on March 6, 2015 with the Florida premiere of the 10-time Academy Award winning film, West Side Story. Festival Orchestra Boca will play Leonard Bernstein's electrifying score and memorable songs with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim live, while the newly re-mastered film is shown in glorious high definition on the big screen with the original vocals and dialog intact.

Other highlights include a performance by Grammy award winning husband and wife banjo duo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn; the stars of international ballet featuring Principal Dancer and Choreographer Guillaume Cote from the National Ballet of Canada & Friends; a Mozart Gala bringing together living legend of the flute, Sir James Galway, pianist Conrad Tao, and Arnaud Sussmann with the Festival Orchestra Boca led by Constantine Kitsopoulos; and the Young People's Chorus of New York and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with Master Chorale of South Florida and Festival Orchestra Boca.

This season's compelling Authors & Ideas program kicks off with a showing of acclaimed documentary "Girl Rising," by Academy Award-nominated Richard E. Robbins. The Festival of the Arts BOCA will bring some of the world's greatest minds to South Florida including Jamie Bernstein, Michael Grunwald, Richard Ford, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Thomas Friedman, Clive Thompson, Lucinda Franks, and Martin Goldsmith.

Tickets for the 9th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA range from $15 to $125 per person and are available at or by calling (866) 571-ARTS (866-571-2787).

About the Festival:

Gearing up for its 9th season, the Festival of the Arts BOCA is an extraordinary, multi-day cultural arts event for South Florida. The Festival brings to its audiences the world's most sought after jazz, classical performers and authors while simultaneously cultivating the stars of tomorrow. IMG Artists, a leader in worldwide cultural arts management and producer of world-renowned festivals from California to Singapore to Abu Dhabi, is once again collaborating with the Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park in the planning and execution of Festival of the Arts BOCA 2015.

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