The Festival Beat

A Voice of Experience
By Paul Richardson

Admiral James Stavridis will share timely views and information about the current state of the world, based on many years spent in top leadership and NATO posts.

A Journalist at the Center
By Paul Richardson

In a talk sponsored by Baptist Health, Sonia Shah brings insight and clarification to how environmental changes, often a result of human behavior, affect disease, and how migration – naturally and historically the focus of suspicion – may actually be our salvation.

When the Wolf Gets In
By Paul Richardson

Bruce Feiler, the author of seven New York Times bestsellers, the presenter of two prime-time series on PBS, and the inspiration for the drama Council of Dads on NBC, has been thinking a lot about wolves of late.

An All Star Orchestral Event
By Paul Richardson

When the Festival Boca team decided to go ahead with a virtual 2021 season, they knew they had to include Music Director Constantine Kitsopoulos and the Festival Orchestra, who have anchored the Festival’s programs over the last 15 years. But, in the age of social distancing and masking, that posed unusual challenges.

Nestor Torres Brings it to Festival Boca
By Paul Richardson

The legendary Nestor Torres makes his Festival Boca debut on March 14 as Season 15's closing act. There could not be a more appropriate performer to close our 2021 season.

James Ehnes Comes to Festival Boca
By Paul Richardson

At just 45, Ehnes has performed as a soloist with most of the world’s finest orchestras and conductors and has been called the greatest violinist of his generation. On March 7, he has is Festival Boca debut.

Nadine Sierra to Make Festival Debut
By Paul Richardson

Nadine Sierra grew up in South Florida, found her love of opera here, and launched from here onto the international stage as one of the world's most acclaimed sopranos.

When the Super Bowl Calls...
By Paul Richardson

It’s not every genre-bending, next-gen classical band that gets invited to perform at the host city’s Super Bowl party. But then Nu Deco Ensemble is not every band.

 

The Band the Internet Built
By Paul Richardson

The very abbreviated story of the internet and international sensation known as Postmodern Jukebox, which went from zero to one billion views in just 7 years.

Making Sense of the 2020 Elections
By Paul E. Richardson

“The real key to success,” Amy Walters says, “doesn’t come from getting the right internship. It comes instead from knowing your own values and your own value. You don’t have to know what you want to do with the rest of your life today. But you need to know who you are and what matters to you.”

How Happy Are We?
By Paul Richardson

Finding the keys to happiness, says Dr. Laurie Santos, requires tapping into our primate brains, and observing the behavior and activities of those who report being very happy. And the results are often surprising, but also uplifting.
 

Truth-telling and story above all else
By Paul Richardson

Roz Chast goes through the world with the eyes of a cartoonist, of a graphic storyteller who is constantly identifying and lampooning the ever anxious and self-conscious American middle class.

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