March 2 - 12, 2017

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Constantine Kitsopoulos

Conductor

Friday, March 3, 2017 – Concert – Branford Marsalis, Saxophone and the Music of John Williams
Saturday, March 4, 2017 – Opera for the 99 Percent: Puccini’s La Boheme
Sunday, March 5, 2017 – Concert:  Joey Alexander and Daniela Liebman
Friday, March 10, 2017 – Concert: Pianist Daniel Hsu, and Sarah Chang
Saturday , March 11th, 2017 –  Film – The Pink Panther with Live Orchestra
Ticket Prices range from $9.99 to $125 per person

Constantine Kitsopoulos has made a name for himself as a conductor whose musical experiences comfortably span the worlds of opera and symphony, for which he conducts in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and Royal Albert Hall, as well as musical theater, as he can be found leading orchestras on Broadway.  The 2016-17 season will mark his seventh as Music Director of the Festival of the Arts BOCA. He was Artistic Director of the OK Mozart Festival in Oklahoma from 2013-15, and he recently completed an eight-year tenure as Music Director of the Queens Symphony. 

During the 2016-17 season, Kitsopoulos’ return engagements include concerts with the New Jersey Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, Symphony Silicon Valley, and Calgary Philharmonic. He will make debuts with the Pacific Symphony and Fort Worth Symphony. He will return to Indiana Opera Theatre to lead their production of The Music Man and to New York University to conduct three different programs with their orchestras. In addition to his work as a conductor, Kitsopoulos will make his debut this year as a composer at Michigan State University with a workshop of a new music theatre piece entitled “Temple.”

For more information, visit www.kitsopoulos.com.

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
SOLD OUT

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