8th Annual Festival of the Arts Boca Brought “Greatest of Greatest” to South Florida

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The 8th Annual Festival of the Arts Boca Assembled the biggest parade of stars in the event’s history with the return of stars of violin virtuoso, Itzhak Perlman and much more. “This year’s Festival of the Arts Boca was one of our best and most successful ever,” said Charles L. Siemon, Chair & Co- Executive Producer. Violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman opened the Festival with a second performance for the Florida premiere of his new program of traditional Jewish and Klezmer music with celebrated Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, Eternal Echoes: Songs and Dances for the Soul. “To see Itzhak Perlman live is a once-in- a-lifetime experience,” said Siemon. “This was Mr. Perlman’s third return to our Festival where he performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto , as well as ‘Eternal Echoes,’ a musical and cultural treat for everyone.” The Festival offered a rich variety of exciting programs exploring the full range of the performing arts with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Arturo Sandoval, Cirque de la Symphonie and finale by operatic tenor trio, Forte, whose performances on America’s Got Talent captivated millions and launched the group in to the national spotlight. The Authors & Ideas Program welcomed Doris Kearns Goodwin, Anna Deavere Smith, James Fallows, Dr. Daniel Levitin, Barbara Schmidt and Geraldine Brooks. About the Festival: The Festival of the Arts Boca is a world- class, multi-day cultural arts event held annually in South Florida. The Festival brings to its audiences the world’s most sought after jazz and classical performers and authors while simultaneously cultivating the stars of tomorrow. IMG Artists, the leader in worldwide cultural arts management and producer of several world renowned festivals in locations ranging from Tuscany to Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Rio de Janeiro and California, once again collaborated with the Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park in the planning and execution of Festival of the Arts Boca 2014. For more information visit www.festivalboca.com or call 866-571-ARTS.