March 2 - 12, 2017

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Festival Begins








Artists Archive


Alfredo Rodriguez
Andrew Ross Sorkin
Angela Meade
Barbara Stewart
Constantine Kitsopoulos
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Drake Irish Dance
James Kelly
James Valenti
Jennifer Johnson Cano
Kevin Blyer
Mika Brzezinski
P. Scott Cunningham
Patti Ausin
Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Band
Seven Nations
Time For Three
Tony DeSare
Valentina Lisitsa


Jackie Evancho
Kevin Bleyer
Candaian Brass
Ballet Hispanico
Doris Kearn Goodwin
Miloš Karadaglić
Piano Latino
Kate Walbert
Gabriela Montero
Constantine Kitsopoulos
Seymour Hersh
Katie Van Kooten
Jennifer Holloway
Michael Todd Simpson
John Tessier
Wizard of Oz
Future Stars Competition
Young Stars of the Met


Margaret Atwood
Maxim Belorsokovsky
David Brooks
Irina Dvorovenko
Noel Riley Fitch
Renee Fleming
Future Stars
Gail Godwin
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Richard Goodwin
Michael Israel
Constantine Kitsopoulos
Kelley O’Connor
Russian National Orchestra
Seraphic Fire
Albert Sonnenfeld
Patrick Summers
Conrad TAo


Russian National Orchestra
Itzhak Perlman, violin
Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
Alumni of the Perlman Music Program
Jeremy Denk, piano
The Klezmer All Stars
Ana Karina Alamo, piano
Nina Kotova, cello
Alondra de la Parra, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin
Master Chorale of South Florida
Layla Claire, soprano
Kelly O’Connor, mezzo-soprano
John Tessier, tenor
Kyle Ketelsen, bass-baritone


Russian National Orchestra
Lang Lang, piano
Claus Peter Flor, conductor
Pat Metheny Trio with Christian McBride
And Antonio Sanchez
The 5 Browns
Sir James Galway, flute
Lady Jeanne Galway, flute
Joshua Bell, violin
Tiempo Libre
Lynn University Philharmonia
Raphael Jimenez, conductor
Renee Fleming, soprano
Rob Kapilow, conductor and host
Boca Ballet Theatre
The Symphonia, Boca Raton
The Pickle Shoes Dance Company


Dmitri Hvorostovsky, baritone
Teodor Currentzis, conductor
Russian National Orchestra
Yefim Bronfman, piano
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Sir James Galway, flute
Lady Jeanne Galway, flute
The Symphonia, Boca Raton
Nina Kotova, cello
Helene Grimaud, piano
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Itzhak Perlman, violin
Arturo Sandoval, Trumpet
Tiempo Libre
Alexander Platt, conductor

Pre-Festival Events

Sunday, January 29, 2017
The Year of the Rooster Chinese New Year
4:00 pm
Swank Farm dinner/ The Year of the Rooster Chinese New Year

Festival Events

Tickets for the 11th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA range from $9.99 to $125 per person

Thursday, March 2
7:00 PM

Author & Ideas: Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit From the Goon Squad – Novelist as Journalist/Journalist as Novelist
Cultural Arts Center

Friday, March 3
7:30 PM

Concert: Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis, The Symphonia, Boca Raton & Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Saturday, March 4
4:00 PM

Authors & Ideas: Bob Mankoff, Cartoon Editor for The New Yorker – I Only Read It for the Cartoons: An Insider’s History of the New Yorker
Cultural Arts Center

Saturday, March 4
7:30 PM

Opera for the 99 Percent: Puccini’s La Boheme, semi-staged with The Symphonia, Boca Raton, Master Chorale of South Florida & Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor (in Italian with English supertitles)
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Sunday, March 5
7:00 PM

Concert: Indonesian jazz sensation Joey Alexander / Mexican classical pianist Daniela Liebman with The Symphonia, Boca Raton & Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor with music of Mendelssohn and Alexander
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Monday, March 6
7:00 PM

Authors & Ideas: Jon Meacham, Presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize-winner, and contributing editor at Time - The Art of Leadership – Lessons from the American Presidency
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Tuesday, March 7
7:00 PM

Authors & Ideas: Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe, theoretical physicist and entertaining communicator of cutting-edge scientific concepts, Beyond Einstein: Space, Time and Reality
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Friday, March 10
7:30 PM

Concert: Sarah Chang, pianist Daniel Hsu with The Symphonia, Boca Raton & Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Bruch’s Violin Concerto in G Minor
Mizner Park Amphitheater

Saturday , March 11
7:30 PM

The world premiere of the Blake Edwards’ 1964 hit comedy, THE PINK PANTHER with live orchestra

Sunday , March 12
7:00 PM

Concert: Sergio Mendes & Brasil 2017, the legendary musician in a South Florida exclusive performance
Mizner Park Amphitheater