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April 2018

Arts Calendar (Note: Events are listed through May 4 and were current as of March 30. Please check with the presenting agency for any changes. Ticket prices are single sales. Most of the presenting organizations offer subscription plans.)


Arts Paper Calendar/Opera AT17

Palm Beach Opera Gala

Quiana Parler perform music from the Gullah people of the Carolinas. Both shows, 7:30 pm, Rinker Playhouse, Kravis Center. Tickets: $32; call 832-7469 or visit Wednesday, April 18 Chris Botti: The popular jazz trumpeter pays his annual visit to South Florida with his big band. 8 pm, Kravis Center. Tickets start at $25; call 832-7469 or visit Sunday, April 22 Maurice Frank Quintet: The vocalist, accompanied by a jazz quartet, presents tunes from the Great American Songbook. 7 pm. Tickets: $20-30. Arts Garage, Delray Beach. Call 561-450-6357 or visit www.artsgarage. org. Saturday, April 28 Jazz Gals: Singers Wendy Pederson and Lisanne Lyons tackle songs associated with Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack. 8 pm. Tickets: $30-45. Arts Garage, Delray Beach. Call 561450-6357 or visit

The Breakers, Palm Beach — Feb. 15


Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens: Through April 29: Celebrating Boaz Vaadia (1951-2017), featuring sculptures by the Israeli-American artist. Through May 6: Behold, a New Eden: Laura Woodward and the Creation of Palm Beach, paintings by Woodward (1834-1926), considered the most important Florida female artist of the 19th century. Main gardens are open Wednesday to Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Admission: $10, $8 for students. Call 561-832-5328 or visit Armory Art Center: Through April 14: Faculty Exhibition. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. Call 561-832-1776 or visit Boca Raton Museum of Art: Through April 8: Arthur Carter: Sculptures and Drawings, works featuring the artist’s grounding in analytical geometry; Regarding George Ohr, works by the “Mad Potter of Biloxi” and 18 contemporary artists drawing inspiration from his ceramics; Alex Katz: Small Paintings, a collection of reduced-scale works by the American artist, some of them studies for larger works; Contemporary Photographer Forum, works by younger photographers including Daniel Gordon, Paul Kneale and Florien Maier-Achen. Opening April 24: Nomadic Murals, contemporary tapestries and carpets by artists such as William Kentridge, Kiki Smith and Kara Walker; Lisette Model: Photographs from the Canadian Photography Institute, images by the Viennese-born street photographer best-known for ability to capture human peculiarities; both exhibits run through Oct. 21. Admission: $12. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. first Wednesday of the month; 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Mondays and holidays. Call 561-392-2500, or visit Cornell Art Museum: Through Sept. 9: Flora, contemporary artworks inspired by the god of springtime and flowers. Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday, 1-5 pm. Closed Mondays and holidays. Admission: $8; $5 seniors and students. Florida residents free on Sunday. Call 561-243-7922 or visit www. for more information. Cultural Council of Palm Beach County: Through May 12: Art and Décor, eight artists and interior designers work together to create customized room vignettes. Galleries at the council offices in Lake Worth are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; free admission. Call 471-2901 or visit Flagler Museum: Through April 29: Masterfully Human: The Art of Gaugengigl, a retrospective of the forgotten genre painter Ignaz Gaugengigl, once revered by Boston’s elite, and now getting a second look. Museum prices: Adults: $18; $10 for youth ages 13-17; $3 for children ages 6-12; and children under 6 admitted free. Hours: 10 am to 5 pm. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 561655-2833 or visit Lighthouse ArtCenter. Opens April 6: Members Show; Lighthouse artists display and sell their work. Through April 27. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for students over 12. 10 am to 4 pm. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 561-746-3101 or visit www. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens: Through April 22: Nature, Tradition and Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection, 55 pieces by 43 different artists, showcasing the special place of ceramics in Japanese arts culture.Museum tickets: $15, $13 for seniors, $9 for children and college students. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Call 495-0233 or visit Norton Museum of Art: Through April 29: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Sculpture, works by the art patron and founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Admission to the Norton is free through 2018 as the museum undergoes extensive renovation and expansion. For more information, call 561-832-5196 or visit NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale: Through July 8: Frank Stella: Experiment and Change, a comprehensive exhibit of 300 works by the American modernist covering his career from the 1950s to the present.

Palm Beach Opera presented Metropolitan Opera star Sondra Radvanovsky at its annual fundraising event. Opera lovers and community leaders enjoyed an evening of music and song while supporting the enchanting art form of opera. ABOVE LEFT: Platinum sponsor Lois Pope with David Walker. ABOVE RIGHT: Platinum sponsors Henry and Marsha Laufer. LEFT: Gala pianist underwriters Martin and Toni Sosnoff. Attending bronze sponsors included Meyer and Lynn Joy Sapoff and Ed and Lynn Streim, who also served as silver recital aria underwriters. Photos by Capehart Admission: $12; hours: 11 am-5 pm Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a-8 pm every first Thursday, noon-5 pm Sunday. Call 954-5255500 or visit Society of the Four Arts: Through April 15: Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper, works by the Belgian artist who recreates the fashions of the past 500 years out of paper in exceptional detail. $5. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 655-7226 or visit for more information.


Thursday, April 5 David Baskeyfield and Thomas Gaynor: The duo organists perform works ranging from Shostakovich’s Festive Overture to SaintSaëns’s Carnival of the Animals. 7:30 p.m., Rinker Playhouse, Kravis Center. Tickets: $30; call 832-7469 or visit Friday, April 6 Atlantic Classical Orchestra: The Fort Pierce-based ensemble wraps its season with two performances at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart featuring Facets of Motion, a world premiere work by the American composer Hannah Lash. Conductor David Amado has also programmed the Brahms Second Symphony and the Prokofiev Third Piano Concerto, featuring the fine pianist Alon Goldstein. 4 pm and 8 pm, Lyric Theatre, Stuart. Call 772-460-0850 or visit Tuesday, April 10 Symphony of the Americas: The young American pianist and composer Conrad Tao guests with the orchestra in the massive Second Piano Concerto of Prokofiev; also on the program is a piece of his own. 7:45 pm, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-335-7002 or visit Thursday, April 12 Andrei Ionita: The young Romanian cellist, a 2015 Tchaikovsky gold medalist, plays the Shostakovich Cello Sonata along with Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne and a sonata by Locatelli in a recital with the Japanese pianist Naoko Sonoda. 7 pm, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, West Palm Beach. Call 379-6773 or visit Saturday, April 14 Seraphic Fire: To conclude its Passionthemed series, the Miami concert choir presents Passio, the Estonian master Arvo Pärt, setting of the Passion according to St. John. All Saints Episcopal Church, Fort Lauderdale. Call 305-285-9060 or visit www.

Sunday, April 15 South Florida Symphony: The Cuban pianist Aldo Lopez-Gavilan joins Sebrina Maria Alfonso for the Piano Concerto in G of Ravel on a program that also includes the Symphonie Fantastique of Berlioz and If You Will It, It Is No Dream, a work by Nimrod Borenstein celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel. 7:30 pm, Spanish River Worship Center, Boca Raton. Call 954-5228445 or visit Tuesday, April 17 Palm Beach Symphony: Romanian cellist Razvan Suma is the soloist in the Cello Concerto of Edward Elgar; conductor Ramón Tebar also leads the orchestra in the Second Symphony of Sergei Rachmaninov. 7:30 pm, Kravis Center. Tickets start at $35; call 2810145 or visit Saturday, April 21 Silkroad Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma: The celebrated cellist’s world music project makes a return stop in South Florida. 8 pm, Kravis Center. Tickets start at $35; call 832-7469 or visit Saturday, April 21-Sunday, April 22 Lynn Philharmonia: Celebrated jazz flutist Nestor Torres solos with the student orchestra in a world premiere, a Flute Concerto by the Puerto Rican composer Mariano Morales. Also scheduled are Arturo Marquez’s Danzon No. 2 and the Pastoral Symphony of Beethoven. 7:30 pm Saturday, 4 pm Sunday, Wold Performing Arts Center, Lynn University. Tickets: $35-50. Call 237-9000 or visit www. Wednesday, April 25 Sussmann-Carr-Weiss Trio: Three young chamber music superstars, violinist Arnaud Sussmann, cellist Colin Carr and pianist Orion Weiss debut their new piano trio group with two classics of the genre: Ravel’s Trio in A minor and Dvořák’s Trio No. 3 (in F minor, Op. 65). 6 pm Tuesday, The Breakers, Gold Room, Palm Beach. Call 379-6773 or visit Friday, May 4 Master Chorale of South Florida: The big community chorus closes its season with the first of three performances of Brahms’s lovely German Requiem, accompanied by the Lynn Philharmonia. 8 pm Friday, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale; subsequent performances are at 8 pm Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Coral Gables, and at 4 pm Sunday in the Wold Performing Arts Center, Lynn University, Boca Raton. Tickets: $35; call 954-641-2653 or visit


Friday, April 6-Sunday, April 8 Miami City Ballet: The company presents a premiere by Alexei Ratmansky, Concerto DSCH (Shostakovich), plus two Balanchine classics, Apollo (Stravinsky) and La Valse (Ravel). 8 pm April 6, 2 pm and 8 pm April 7, 1 pm April 8, Kravis Center. Call 832-7469 or visit www. Saturday, April 28-Sunday, April 29 Boca Ballet Theatre: Dan Guin’s company presents Play Ball, a ballet by Christopher Fleming, along with Guin’s Voyage Classique. 7:30 pm Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Spanish River High School, Boca Raton. Call 995-0709 or visit


Friday, April 6 Miss Sloane: Jessica Chastain stars in this 2016 Washington thriller about a lobbyist determined to push through gun-control legislation. 2:30 pm and 6 pm, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach. Tickets: $5. Call 6557226 or visit Friday, April 13 Final Portrait: Geoffrey Rush and Armie Hammer star in Stanley Tucci’s new film about Italian painter Alberto Giacometti, who in 1964 talks his friend, the writer James Lord, into posing for a portrait. Living Room Theaters, Boca Raton. Call 561-549-2600 or visit Friday, April 20 A Bag of Marbles: The story of two young Jewish boys in 1941 trying to find safe haven in World War II, fleeing Paris to find their older brothers. In French, German and Yiddish. Living Room Theaters, Boca Raton. Call 561549-2600 or visit Friday, April 27 Spotlight: The 2015 Oscar winner about the investigative reporting team of The Boston Globe, which uncovered the priest sexual abuse scandal in the Boston archdiocese. With Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams. 2:30 pm and 6 pm, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach. Tickets: $5. Call 6557226 or visit


Wednesday, April 11 Four Freshmen: The current iteration of this vocal band that dates back to 1948 appears for the Gold Coast Jazz Society. 7:45 pm, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets: $27.50-$55. Call 954462-0222 or visit Wednesday, April 11-Thursday, April 12 Ranky Tanky: A jazz quartet and singer


Opens Saturday, April 28 Florencia en el Amazonas: Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s 1996 tale, inspired by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, of a famous opera singer heading down the Amazon in the hopes of finding her missing lover, butterfly hunter Cristobal. With Ana Maria Martinez, Andrew Bidlack and Sandra Lopez. At the Ziff Ballet Opera House in Miami through May 5. Call 800-741-1010 or visit


Friday, April 13 The Descendents: One of the survivors of the late 1970s Los Angeles punk scene, having reunited again in 2016, on tour with Radkey and Rehasher. 8 pm, Revolution Live, Fort Lauderdale. Tickets: $35. Call 954-449-1025 or visit Saturday, April 14 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: The British synth-pop band whose hits include “If You Leave” is on its Punishment of Luxury tour. With Ggoolldd. 7 pm, Revolution Live, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-449-1025 or visit Dr. Dog: The Philadelphia indie-rock quintet, beloved of the Coachella crowd. With Kyle Craft. 8 pm, Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale. Visit for more information. Thursday, April 26 Foo Fighters: Dave Grohl’s hard-rocking band, now almost 25 years old, comes through South Florida on its Concrete and Gold Tour. 8 pm, Coral Sky Amphitheatre. See for tickets and more information.


Opens Friday, April 6 Be Here Now: A world premiere play by the prolific Deborah Zoe Laufer about a nihilist named Bari whose visions bring her close to an artist named Mike. Through April 22 at FAU Theatre Lab, Parliament Hall, FAU, Boca Raton. $35. Call 297-6124 or visit www. Through Sunday, April 8 Brigadoon: Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s 1947 musical about a mysterious town in the Scottish highlands that comes out of the mists only once every 100 years. Wick Theatre, Boca Raton. Call 561-995-2333 or visit Blackout: A thriller set in a New England town about the murder of a 5-year-old boy, written by Lake Worth playwright Rick Harlowe. Tickets: $30. Call 272-1281, ext. 5, or visit Monday, April 9-Tuesday, April 10 Max von Essen: The Broadway star (Anastasia) presents two nights of cabaret at Old School Square. 8 pm both shows, Crest Theatre, Delray Beach. Tickets $57/$72. Call 561-243-7922 or visit for more information. Opens Thursday, April 12 Oliver!: Lionel Bart’s popular musical based on Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist. Lake Worth Playhouse. Tickets: $29-$35. Call 561-5866410 or visit Opens Thursday, April 19 Jerry’s Girls: A revue of the great female roles presented in the musicals of Jerry Herman, including Mame, Hello, Dolly, La Cage aux Folles, Mack and Mabel and Dear World. Through May 13. Wick Theatre, Boca Raton. Call 561-995-2333 or visit Through Sunday, April 22 Edgar & Emily: Joseph McDonough’s world premiere play about a fictional meeting between American writers Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson. With Margery Lowe and Gregg Weiner. At Palm Beach Dramaworks, West Palm Beach. Call 514-4042 or visit

The Coastal Star April 2018 Boca  

Serving Highland Beach and Coastal Boca Raton

The Coastal Star April 2018 Boca  

Serving Highland Beach and Coastal Boca Raton