By Robyn A. Friedman
City & Shore Magazine
The 13thAnnual Festival of the Arts Boca, presented by the Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts, returns to Mizner Park Amphitheater and the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton Feb. 28 through March 10, and whether your cultural preference is for music, film, dance, concerts or authors, there’s something for everyone.
“No one else combines this quality of artists in such a beautiful and casual setting,” says Joanna Marie Kaye, director of the Festival.
Opening the Festival on Thursday, Feb. 28, is Doris Kearns Goodwin, a presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. She will discuss her latest book, Leadership in Turbulent Times.
Star Wars fans will no doubt be “in force” at the Festival, as Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope gets its Florida premiere on the big screen to live music by The Symphonia, which will play the Academy Award-winning score by John Williams.
Other Festival highlights include Rhapsody in Blue, an evening of orchestral blockbusters performed by The Symphonia; An Evening of Classical Russian Ballet, featuring stars from the Russian National Orchestra and the Bolshoi Ballet; and 10-time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval and his band.
Tickets for the 13thAnnual Festival of the Arts Boca range from $15 to $150 and are available at festivalboca.org or by calling 866-571-2787.
Photo: Arturo Sandoval, courtesy Festival of the Arts Boca.