The Festival Beat

Paul Winter Consort
By Festival Boca

Who is Paul Winter? A seven-time Grammy-award winning musician whose performances, accomplishments and travels are too numerous to cover in this short space. But we'll try anyway...

Sandoval: from street musician to jazz legend
By Festival Boca

Arturo Sandoval’s incredible life story would be reason enough to come hear him perform. But of course his life story is only the half of it.

Rhapsody in Blue almost didn't happen
By Festival Boca

Paul Whiteman asked George Gershwin to compose the piece that would become Rhapsody in Blue, but Gershwin declined, saying there would not be enough time...

The Force is Strong in Boca!
By Paul Richardson

While screening a film accompanied by live music may seem like a new thing, it is actually as old as film itself. But that doesn't mean it is easy...

When the Music is the Star of the Movie
By Eileen Shine

Festival of the Arts Boca designer Eileen Shine saw Constantine Kitsopoulus conduct the NJ Symphony in a performance of Star Wars: A New Hope, the show that will be coming to Boca on March 1, 2019. We asked her to tell us what it was like.

Who, Exactly, are Nu Deco?
By Festival Boca

"Occasionally, you see and hear something that blows your mind." Nu Deco Ensemble is that thing.

LOL! A Fundraiser Full of Laughs
By Olivia Hollaus

On September 1st, Festival of the Arts BOCA was selected as the benefiting not-for-profit organization for Comic Cure’s last show of its summer series featuring world renowned comedian D.J. Demers. Next Wave members showed up to support our fundraising effort. 

A Galactic Sweet Tower
By Olivia Hollaus

Festival of the Arts BOCA, in collaboration with the talented duo behind J&D Cakes, Joel and Daniela, produced a table that was out of this world at this year's Wine & All That Jazz event at the Boca Raton Resort.

Addison Mizner: His Legacy Lives On
By Lauren

In mid-July, we attended a reception held at the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum centered around Addison Mizner, the world-renowned resort architect who placed Boca Raton on the map.

Joanna Kaye's Summer Outdoor Music Festival Picks
By Joanna Marie Kaye

Most of the country has to wait for the summer to enjoy an outdoor music festival and there is a large number of them. Many of these Festivals are well worth a trip.

A Special Evening Under the Pole Barn
By Olivia Hollaus

It was another evening to remember under that now famous Swank Farm pole barn out in Loxahatchee. This annual fundraiser benefitting the Festival of the Arts BOCA is truly one of a kind.

Thank You Letter from PLUMOSA School of the Arts
By Olivia

These letters that the Festival of the Arts BOCA receives each and every year are wonderful reminders that cultural arts education is an important component to the success of our students in today's schools.

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