February 23 - March 4, 2018
Constantine Kitsopoulos, Music Director

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Joey Alexander

Pianist – The music of Mendelssohn and Alexander

With Symphonia Boca Raton and Constantine Kitsopoulos
Sunday: 7:00 PM – March 5, 2017, Mizner Park Amphitheater
Ticket prices range from $15 to $100 per person

PROGRAM:
Johann Strauss Jr.: Overture to Die Fledermaus
Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor
Joey Alexander, arr. Kitsopoulos: Jazz works for piano and orchestra to be announced from the stage

Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, Joey Alexander began teaching himself to play piano at the age of six, using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. Alexander’s father nurtured his innate gifts for swing and improvisation by taking him to jam sessions with veteran musicians in Bali and Jakarta. 

When he was eight-years-old, UNESCO invited Alexander to play for Herbie Hancock during the piano great’s visit to Indonesia. At nine, Alexander won the grand prize at the first Master-Jam Fest, an all-ages competition in Ukraine, which included two hundred competitors from seventeen countries. An invitation from Wynton Marsalis led to Alexander’s United States debut at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in 2014. Appearances for the Jazz Foundation of America at the Apollo Theater and the Arthur Ashe Learning Center at Gotham Hall followed.  

Alexander is the youngest Grammy-nominated jazz artist, having received nominations in “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” and “Best Improvised Solo” for his 2015 debut album My Favorite Things for Motema Music. His highly-anticipated sophomore album Countdown showcases his remarkable development as an artist and a contemporary jazz bandleader and promise as a composer looking toward a limitless future. 

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2018 SCHEDULE

Thursday, February 22nd
- 7:30 PM

Documentary film screening: ITZHAK, Alison Chernick’s documentary examines the life and music of Itzhak Perlman, widely considered one of the world’s greatest living violinists.
Cultural Arts Center

Friday, February 23rd
- 7:30 PM

Concert: Kathleen Battle, soprano, Lynn Philharmonia, Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Saturday, February 24th
- 8:00 PM

Concert: Itzhak Perlman - In the Fiddler's House
A Klezmer Celebration
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Sunday, February 25th
- 4:00 PM

Authors & Ideas: Hannah Tinti, Bestselling author of “The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley” and “The Good Thief,”  and founder and editor of One Story magazine - Cabinets of Wonder
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Sunday, February 25th
- 7:00 PM

Concert - Grupo Compay Segundo, Iconic band from Havana
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Monday, February 26th
- 7:00 PM

Authors & Ideas: Richard Haass, Author & President, Council on Foreign Relations - A World In Disarray: Causes, Consequences, Choices
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Wednesday, February 28th
- 7:00 PM

Authors & Ideas: Peter Diamandis, Bestselling author and Founder of the X Prize Foundation - Transforming Scarcity to Abundance
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Thursday, March 1st
- 7:00 PM

Authors & Ideas: T Bone Burnett, Award-winning songwriter, producer & performer - On the Road with T Bone Burnett: Stories, Music & Movies
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Friday, March 2nd
- 7:30 PM

Concert: Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends "New Worlds"
An evening of music, poetry and prose
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Saturday, March 3rd
- 4:00 PM

Authors & Ideas: James Marshall, documentary film producer - The American Dream Project
Cultural Arts Center

Saturday, March 3rd
- 8:00 PM

Concert: "Russian Fantasy" Chad Hoopes, violin; Nikolay Khozyainov, piano
The Symphonia & Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor

Mizner Park Amphitheater

Sunday, March 4th
- 6:00 PM

Film with Orchestra: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
The Symphonia & Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor
Mizner Park Amphitheater