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       15th Annual Festival Of The Arts Boca To Reach Global

       Audience With Star-Studded Virtual Performances And

       Interactive Discussions With Award-Winning Authors

      By Hillary Reynolds                                long list of orchestras includes, amongst others, the   genres and settings. He is equally at home with opera,
                                                         Boston, Chicago, London, NHK and Vienna Symphony   symphonic repertoire, film with live orchestra, music
         Festival of the Arts Boca will go forward in 2021,   Orchestras, the Los Angeles, New York, Munich and   theatre, and composition. His work has taken him all over
      with virtual performances by Florida-based artists from   Czech Philharmonic Orchestras, and the Cleveland,   the world where he has conducted the major orchestras
      iconic locations throughout Boca Raton from March 6   Philadelphia, Philharmonia and DSO Berlin orchestras.  of North America, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and the
      – 13, 2021. Each program will stream once only on the   On Saturday, March 13, tune in for a salon evening   Tokyo Philharmonic. In addition to Maestro Kitsopoulos’
      Festival of the Arts Boca website,   with the Festival of the Arts Boca All-Stars featuring   engagements as guest conductor, he is Music Director
      Access is free with advance registration.          Constantine Kitsopoulos, Festival Music Director, and   of the Festival of the Arts Boca, and General Director of
         “Our 15th installment will celebrate the tremendous   musicians from the Festival Orchestra.      Chatham Opera and New York Grand Opera.
      talent in South Florida, showcase the beauty of Boca from      Kitsopoulos  has established  himself  as  a  dynamic
      various venues and honor the legacy of our co-founder,   conductor known for his ability to work in many different   15th Annual Festival Of The Arts Boca on page 3
      Charlie  Siemon,”  said  Joanna  Marie  Kaye,  Executive
      Director of Festival of the Arts Boca. “Charlie would
      have been thrilled to see that paradoxically, we have the
      opportunity to reach our biggest audience ever in 2021
      with all of our events filmed and broadcast worldwide.”
         The  Festival  will
      open on  Saturday,
      March 6 with Boca
      native and Metropolitan
      Opera  star  soprano
      Nadine Sierra and
      friends, in concert at
      the Boca Raton Airport.
         Hailed as one of the
      most promising young
      talents in opera today,
      Sierra was named the
      Richard Tucker Award
      winner  in  2017  and
      the  2018  Beverly  Sills
      Artist  Award by the
      Metropolitan Opera.
      Having made a string of successful debuts at the Met,
      Teatro alla Scala, Opéra national de Paris, and Staatsoper
      Berlin, she has become a fixture at many of the top houses
      around the world. She released her debut album, There’s
      a Place for Us, in 2018.
         On Sunday, March 7, the Festival will welcome
      Grammy Award-winning Florida-based violinist James
      Ehnes and friends, performing from the Boca Raton
      Innovation Campus.
         Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity,
      serene lyricism and an unfaltering musicality, Ehnes is
      a favorite guest of many of the world’s most respected
      conductors  including Ashkenazy, Alsop,  Sir Andrew
      Davis,  Denève,  Elder,  Ivan  Fischer,  Gardner,  Paavo
      Järvi, Mena, Noseda, Robertson and Runnicles. Ehnes’s

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