This Month in South Florida Feb 2015

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LYNN UNIVERSITY’S CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

‘The Lynn University Conservatory of Music’s talented students and extraordinary performing faculty represent the future of the performing arts, and we look forward to sharing the beautiful world of music with our friends and neighbors,” said Robertson. “We urge fans of classical music to join us on the Lynn campus for some magnificent presentations.” Wed. Feb. 4, 7:30pm The United States Air Force presents BRASS IN BLUE from the Band of the West. Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center Tickets: FREE (Contact Box Office to reserve your ticket.) Sat. Feb. 7, 7:30pm / Sun., Feb 8, 4pm Lynn Philharmonia #4 Conductor: Guillermo Figueroa • Mendelsohn: Märchen von der schönen Melusine • Ranjbaran: Concerto for flute and orchestra with Jeffrey Kahner, flute • Berlioz: Harold in Italy with Ralph Fielding, viola Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center Tickets: Individual tickets are $50 for Box, $40 for Orchestra and $35 for Mezzanine Thurs., Feb. 19, 4pm / $10 From the Studio of Roberta Rust: “Piano Passion” Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center Thurs., Feb. 26, 7:30pm / $20 Mostly Music: Tchaikovsky and Friends Location: Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall Tickets may be purchased in person at the Lynn box office, located in the Wold Performing Arts Center at 3601 N. Military Trail, online at events.lynn.edu or by phone at 561-237-9000.

THE DELRAY STRING QUARTET presents TAO LIN, Guest Pianist

Playing Brahms and Granados Piano Quintets: Mei Mei Luo and Tomas Cotik, violin; Richard Fleischman, viola; Claudio Jaffé, cello; Tao Lin, guest pianist. Brahms: Piano Quintet in f minor. Granados: Piano Quintet in g minor. Lehar: Gold and Silver Waltz For tickets call 561,213.4138 Friday, Feb 20 at 7:30 pm, All Saints Episcopal Church, 333 Tarpon Drive, Fort Lauderdale Sunday, Feb 22 at 4:0 pm, Colony Hotel, 525 East Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach Wednesday, Feb 25 at 7:00 pm, St. Christopher’s by-the-Sea, 95 Harbor Drive, Key Biscayne<

SYMPHONIA 2014-2015 Connoisseur Concert Series

February 22, 2015 at 3 P.M. Alexander Platt, Guest Conductor Gareth Johnson, Violin Soloist Scott O’Donnell, Viola Soloist Ticket Website: www.thesymphonia.org Ticket Email: tickets@thesymphonia.org Phone Number: 1-866-687-4201 Venue: The Roberts Theatre at Andrews Hall Center for the Performing Arts at Saint Andrew’s School, 3900 Jog Rd., Boca Raton

PALM BEACH POPS : One Singular Sensation

A Tribute to the Music of Marvin Hamlish Featuring Donna McKechnie, Jodi Benson and Doug LaBrecque Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Boca Raton Community Church Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts The Palm Beach Pops is a non-profit organization, supported solely through the generosity of individual donations, institutional grants, and concert income. For more information, please visit palmbeachpops.org or call 561.832.7677.

PALM BEACH ZOO 2015 CONSERVATION LEADERSHIP LECTURE February 26, 2015, 6-8pm

“An Unexpected Connection: Wildlife Conservation & Urban Agriculture” by Dr. John Zahina-Ramos, Founder of Casa Jardin Co. — Dr. John Zahina-Ramos is a noted scientist who is at the forefront of research into the benefits of urban agriculture. Dr. Zahina-Ramos is an adjunct professor at Palm Beach State College, teaching courses in environmental mapping. He is the president of Casa Jardin Co., a consulting firm whose services are focused on urban agriculture and environmental issues. The 2015 Conservation Leadership Lecture Series is generously supported by presenting sponsor Bank of America. All lectures will occur in the Zoo’s Tropics Café. Seating is limited. Tickets are $20.00 per person Cocktails & passed hors d’oeuvres will be served. Purchase tickets online at www.palmbeachzoo.org. Questions please call the Zoo at (561) 547-WILD ext. 285.

BOSTON POPS ESPLANADE ORCHESTRA 2015 Kravis Center Gala Sunday, February 8, 2015.

The world-renowned Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, fondly referred to as the Boston Pops, will take the stage for a spectacular performance when the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts holds its annual Gala on Chaired by Monika Preston, the elegant affair will begin with a reception in the Shapiro Founders’ Room, followed by the Boston Pops performance in Dreyfoos Hall and a dinner dance in the Gimelstob Ballroom, located in the Cohen Pavilion. Kathryn Vecellio is Honorary Chair, with Cameron Preston, Angela Vecellio and Tara Vecellio serving as Vice Chairs. Tickets: $750 for the Gala Patron and $375 for the Young Gala Patron (45 and younger). Dress is cocktail attire. For more information and tickets visit www.kravis.org/gala or call (561) 651-4320.

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS Pompano Beach Amphitheater Wed., Feb. 25th | 7:30pm

Pompano Beach Arts and AEG Live are proud to announce The Doobie Brothers will be performing at The Amp. As durable as American steel, Northern California’s fourtime Grammy winning Doobie Brothers’ sound has become part of America’s musical firmament. A fixture on radio formats from top 40 to classic rock, the legendary band’s new album “Soutbound” now teams them with country icons. Tickets $39-$79 are available at www.pompanobeacharts.org

GLADYS KNIGHT Thurs., March 5 | 8 pm Kravis Center

The seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed Number 1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television, and live performance. The “Empress of Soul” was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 2004 BET Awards ceremony. This will surely be an unforgettable performance from one of Motown’s leading ladies. Tickets start at $25 at kravis.org; by phone at 561-832-7469 or 800-572-8471.

THE COLONY HOTEL

Cabaret Acts in the Royal Room The Lettermen – February 3-7 Carole J. Bufford – February 10-14 Regis Philbin – February 17-21 Christine Ebersole – February 24-28

LIBBY DODSON’S LIVE AT LYNN THEATRE SERIES – LYNN UNIVERSITY

Individual show tickets can be purchased at 561-237-9000; online at events.lynn.edu; or at the Box Office at Lynn University, on the west side of Military Trail in Boca Raton. Feb. 14-15 | Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 4pm | RIVER NORTH DANCE CHICAGO Critically acclaimed for its dynamic and sensual repertoire, River North Dance Chicago is known for gifted and emotive dancers, electrifying music and radiant and dramatic choreography that demonstrate depth and sophistication with bold, theatrical flair. Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center Tickets: $65 Box, $50 Orchestra, $45 Mezzanine Feb. 28-March 1 | Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 4pm |TOMMY TUNE Tommy Tune will showcase his golden decade as a performer, choreographer and director by high-stepping through a celebration of the glorious moments that made him an icon on the American stage. Tune has been honored with nine Tony Awards, The National Medal of Arts, eight Drama Desk Awards, three Astaire Awards and multiple Life Time Achievement Awards. Accompanied by musical director Michael Biagi, this legendary song-and-dance man presents a masterful evening that leaves audiences breathless. Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center Tickets: $65 Box, $50 Orchestra, $45 Mezzanine March 14-15 | Sat. 7:30pm, Sun 4pm | MIDTOWN IN MOTION A thrilling tribute to some of the finest American music ever produced, the spectacular show generates all the moves and grooves that had you dancin’ in the streets. The cast of talented performers bring you the songs made famous by the Supremes, Michael Jackson, The Four Tops, Barry White, Tina Turner and more. Enjoy glamorous costumes and highoctane choreography. Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center Tickets: $65 Box, $50 Orchestra, $45 Mezzanine March 28-29 | Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 4pm | THE PHANTOM’S LEADING LADIES A trio of Broadway’s Christines from The Phantom of the Opera sing everything from Broadway classics to the Beatles as solo artists and in distinctively intricate three-part harmony. Starring Mary D’Arcy, who played opposite original Phantom Michael Crawford; Karen Culliver, who starred on Broadway; and Terri Bigg who starred both on Broadway and in the National Tour, these three Broadway stars provide a night of musical entertainment that focuses on their friendship and shared experience of playing Christine Daaè. Think The Three Tenors, but cooler, funnier and they look a lot better in cocktail dresses. Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center Tickets: $65 Box, $50 Orchestra, $45 Mezzanine

ALTON BROWN LIVE EDIBLE INEVITABLE TOUR February 6 at 8 pm (Friday) from $20 Kravis Center

With his upcoming tour, Alton Brown brings his brand of quirky humor and culinaryscience antics to the stage. The two-hour show is a unique blend of stand-up comedy, food experimentation, talk show antics, multimedia lecture, and, for the first time … live music. Brown has worked his weird magic on live audiences across the nation for over a decade but this is the first time he’s actually hit the road with a live tour. The entire family will have a blast. Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

JOY BEHAR AND SUSIE ESSMAN February 9 at 8 pm (Monday) from $20 Kravis Center

Joy Behar is a comedic original and a leading woman both on stage and on screen. She received an Emmy award for her performance on The View, where she was a member of the cast for 16 years. Susie Essman has played the sassy Susie Greene for all eight seasons of the critically acclaimed HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm. Her hilarious bouts of withering sarcasm and uninhibited insults have become her character’s trademark. (For Mature Audiences.) Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

TONY BENNETT February 14 at 8 pm (Saturday) from $36 Kravis Center

Decades after “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” (1961), Tony still performs to grateful fans and audiences. In 2011, to celebrate his 85th birthday, he released his Duets II, whose contributors included Aretha Franklin. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard Album Chart, making Tony the only artist at 85 to achieve this honor. He is truly an American classic. Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall

LANG LANG, PIANO February 23 at 8 pm (Monday) from $35 Kravis Center

Called the “world’s ambassador of the keyboard” by The New Yorker magazine, pianist Lang Lang returns for his third Regional Arts concert with a rarity by Tchaikovsky, a famous foursome by Chopin and a landmark by Bach, a composer he added only recently to his huge repertoire. Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall