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Koh and Uchida Recital at Boca Raton Museum of Art
February 19, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Boca Raton Museum of Art
501 Plaza Real
The Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach pairs with the Boca Raton Museum of Art to present a chamber music performance by internationally acclaimed violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Reiko Uchida. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a lively cocktail reception in the Museum’s Grand Hall. One hour later, Koh and Uchida will perform a varied program that includes: J.S. Bach’s Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, Missy Mazzoli’s Dissolve, O My Heart, Luciano Berio’s Sequenza VIII, and Maurice Ravel’s Violin Sonata in G Major. The concert is underwritten by Marlene and Martin Brody.
A Musical Journey from Germany to Scotland
February 19, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Ponce de Leon Ballroom, The Breakers
1 South County Rd.
Palm Beach, FL
Ramón Tebar conducts the Palm Beach Symphony as they present two German Romantic masterpieces: Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 in a minor, Op. 53, “The Scottish,” and Robert Schumann’s fantastic Symphony No. 4 in d minor, Op. 120. Palm Beach Symphony was founded in 1974 to address the need for a professional orchestra in Palm Beach County. It’s mission is to engage, educate and entertain the greater community of the Palm Beaches through live performances of inspiring orchestral music.
$125-$175, concert only. Gala tickets for a post-concert celebration are available separately. (561) 655-2657 or Box Office
Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show 2018
February 15, 2018 through February 20, 2018
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL
The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show makes its annual return to the Palm Beach County Convention Center just in time for Presidents’ Day Weekend. Presented by the Palm Beach Show Group, the event showcases collections from more than 170 international exhibitors, including collections of silver, glass, textiles, sculpture, porcelain, Asian art, furniture, antiques, estate jewelry and more. New and established collectors, museum curators, investors and interior designers from around the world attend to view and purchase art, jewelry, antiques and rare collectibles. All style periods of art are represented, including Old Masters, German Expressionist, 18th and 19th century European, American Regionalist, Modern and Contemporary.
Among the show’s highlights is the dedicated exhibition of Christopher Marley’s “BIOPHILIA: A Dialogue of Art, Nature and Science.” Installed near the the southeast entrance of the convention center, it is intended to transform that space into a representation of man’s relationship with the natural world.
$20, general admission; $150 for VIP Preview from 4-6 p.m. on February 14. TICKETS
General hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m., February 15-19; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. February 20.
Palm Beach Opera presents Bernstein’s “Candide”
February 23, 2018 through February 25, 2018
Dreyfoos Hall, Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with Palm Beach Opera’s fantastic production of Candide, a comic operetta. It’s the company’s first fully staged Bernstein opera and it promises to dazzle audiences with multi-media elements. Leading the orchestra and soloists is Palm Beach Opera’s Chief Conductor, Maestro David Stern–a friend of the Bernstein family, and Stage Director Jay Lesenger.
The digital set will help create the vivid, fantastical settings this inspiring story, immersing audiences in the imagined and hyper-real settings by integrating movie-theater quality projections on the stage. The high-definition digital projections will have audiences traveling around the world with the characters, making for a truly unique opera experience. Combined with Bernstein’s magnificent score, a stellar cast and the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra, expect a musical theatre tour de force.
Candide will be sung in English with English supertitles projected above the stage.
From $20-$240. 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 and 24; 2 p.m., Feb. 25.
(561) 833-7888 or TICKETS
“On Golden Pond” at Palm Beach Dramaworks
February 2, 2018 through February 25, 2018
Palm Beach Dramaworks
201 Clematis St.
West Palm Beach, FL
Ernest Thompson’s “On Golden Pond” (1979) illumines life’s inevitable passages and perceived cruelties as aging Norman and Ethel Thayer return to their New England cottage for another routine summer on Golden Pond. However, Norman’s memory loss this time alarms him and he begins to face his mortality; meanwhile, Ethel focuses on life’s lighter side. The fallout from these juxtaposed attitudes ripples through their family and beyond in this tender story of expectations, frustration and humor.
$65. Students $15. Pay-Your-Age if 40 years or younger–inquire. 561-514-4042 ext. 2 or TICKETS
8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. OutStaged evening is February 9.
Masterfully Human: The Art of Gaugengigl
January 23, 2018 through April 29, 2018
1 Whitehall Way
Palm Beach, FL
75 works by Boston painter and etcher, Ignaz Marcel Gaugengigl (1853-1952), including portraits, landscapes and amusing historical scenes, are on exhibition at the Flagler Museum through April 29. Associated with Boston’s elite during his lifetime, Gaugengigl was–and still is–acknowledged for his expert figure modeling and ability to capture the essence of a sitter’s personality.The works are on loan from major private and public collections across the United States.
The gallery is located on the second floor of Whitehall. Masterfully Human can be complemented by guided exhibition tours on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
$18 adults; $10 youth; $3 child; three and under, free. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays.
Washed Ashore Exhibition at Mounts Botanical Garden
December 4, 2017 through May 31, 2018
Mounts Botanical Gardens
531 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL
When you visit Mounts Botanical Garden, the pristine 14-acre sanctuary of 23 separate tropical and sub-tropical gardens, you’ll also encounter a surprising menagerie of giant sea life sculptures, like Priscilla the Parrot Fish, shown above. What’s absolutely mind-boggling, however, is that each of these beauties was constructed entirely from marine debris–a/k/a ocean litter, plastic pollution, junk in the water. This very special exhibition illustrates the need to better police ourselves when it comes to what we throw out into the world–and especially into the ocean.
The primary role of Mounts Botanical Garden is to educate and inspire people about the importance of nature and the environment, showing visitors many ways to improve their own world by living in harmony with nature. This amazing destination illustrates how nature and the environment impact the everyday lives of all of us. And with the addition of this important exhibition, the garden becomes a must-see for young and old alike–as they say, seeing is believing.
For even more details about “Washed Ashore,” here’s a video backgrounder.
$15 adults, $5 children 5-12, free to 4-year-olds and younger. Website. Tickets can be purchased at the main gate. To schedule a group tour call 561-233-1757.
Visit John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
John D. MacArthur Beach Sate Park
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach, FL
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is a fantastic destination for nature lovers. This protected natural estuary and ocean shoreline is home to all types of native and migratory wildlife. An informative welcome center and gift shop provides helpful information, along with basic outdoor supplies and souvenirs. Well-maintained boardwalks and trails provide outstanding access to the unspoiled landscape and waterfronts, including one of the prettiest beaches anywhere. Depending on the season, manatees, dolphins, mullet, snook, rays, and a variety of birds can be sighted at the park.
Kayak rentals allow visitors to paddle through the estuary, traveling underneath Burnt Bridge to explore the Lake Worth Lagoon and Munyon Island. Free land-based kayak lessons are offered on the first Sunday of each month at the welcome center’s amphitheatre (pictured), but reservations are required. Call (561) 624-6950 for details.
Entrance fee is $5 per vehicle (2-8 people), $4 for a single occupant vehicles. The park is open from 8 a.m. to sunset daily. Kayak rentals are available between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (561) 624-6950 or macarthurbeach.org
We look forward to hearing from you, and although immediate assistance may not always be possible, the Cultural Concierge will respond to each inquiry in the order it is received.