Festival of the Arts BOCA

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

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Harold López-Nussa

Brilliant Jazz Pianist from Havana

Sunday: 7:00 PM – February 25, 2018, Mizner Park Amphitheater

Harold López-Nussa was born into a musical family in Havana, Cuba. At eight-years-old, López-Nussa began studying at the Manuel Saumell Elementary School of Music. He continued his training at the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory and graduated with a degree in classical piano from the Instituto Superior de Artes (ISA) in Havana. 

López-Nussa now moves with ease between the classical, pop, and jazz worlds. While he has recorded classical concertos, he has also won the top awards at international jazz competitions, such as the Jazz Solo Piano Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival. 

López-Nussa is the first Cuba-based musician to release an album internationally since the lifting of many of the restrictions associated with longstanding trade embargoes. This album, El viaje, features the Harold López-Nussa Trio, which includes Harold’s brother, Ruy Adrián, and guests such as López-Nussa’s father, Ruy Francisco. López-Nussa was also a part of the Cuba volume of Rhythms del Munro, which paired him with veterans of the Buena Vista Social Club, and he spent three years in the touring band of singer Omara Portuondo. He has distilled these experiences not only into a rich, personal musical style, but also into an engaging attitude about making and sharing music.

 

Kathleen Battle

Photo – Eduardo Rawdriguez

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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 - Harold López-Nussa, Brilliant Jazz Pianist 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" featuring 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