FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS BOCA ANNOUNCES A SEASON OF HEROES
TO HEADLINE 2020 PROGRAM
Beethoven, Yoda and The Moth Power the 10-Day Cultural Festival
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA – The 14th Annual Festival of the Arts Boca, presented by the Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts, returns to the Mizner Park Amphitheater and Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton, February 28 – March 8, 2020, with “A Season of Heroes,” expressed in music, film, dance, and ideas.
“We are super excited about the line-up for our 14th installment, because it celebrates heroes of both past and present,” said Joanna Marie Kaye, Executive Director of the Festival of the Arts Boca. “We will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday, the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, as well as an acrobatic concert for families, popular music, and a parade of distinguished authors and speakers who are tackling some of today’s most important topics.”
The Festival opens on February 28 with Troupe Vertigo, presenting Cirque du Cinema, an edgy, eclectic and refreshing blend of circus, dance and theater that will ignite the audience’s imagination with their spellbinding performance. They will be performing to symphonic music from favorite hero movies including the James Bond series, Batman, and Mission Impossible.
Other Festival hero highlights include: celebrating Beethoven – the composer who overcame deafness and adversity to become a legend – with the Eroica Trio, the first all-female chamber music supergroup; a screening of what many consider the greatest of the Star Wars movies (and also the debut of Yoda), The Empire Strikes Back, with live orchestra; Miloŝ, the young superstar classical guitarist who is being compared to Andres Segovia; Postmodern Jukebox, a YouTube phenom whose remixes of modern hits in vintage style has garnered them more than 400 million views; and Nu Deco Ensemble, the Miami-based classical crossover sensation that returns to the Festival after last year’s electrifying debut.
The Authors and Ideas Program welcomes The Moth Story Slam, an open-mic storytelling competition open to anyone with a five-minute story to share; novelist Jesmyn Ward, the first woman and first person of color to win two national book awards for fiction, for her books Salvage the Bones and Sing, Unburied, Sing; Amy Walter, noted political analyst and national editor of The Cook Political Report, who will give her insight just two days after “Super Tuesday;” Roz Chast, celebrated cartoonist for The New Yorker and award-winning author; and Dr. Laurie Santos, psychologist and professor of the most popular class in the history of Yale University, “Psychology and the Good Life,” who will present a set of scientifically-validated strategies for living a more satisfying life.
Tickets for the 14th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA range from $15 to $150 per person and are available at festivalboca.org, or by calling (800) 210-0689.