Published On: Mon, Aug 23rd, 2010

Season of the Arts at Lynn University to feature more than 70 professional and student acts

BOCA RATON — More than 40 music and theatre arts performances will grace the stage of the new Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University.

This fall, Lynn is unveiling a Season of the Arts to celebrate South Florida’s newest cultural venue, the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center. Lynn’s 2010-11 Season of the Arts will host more than 70 professional and student cultural events in the heart of Boca Raton.

The 750-seat Wold Performing Arts Center, located on Lynn’s Boca Raton campus, features superb acoustics, a modern lighting system, a large, light-filled lobby and flexible space well-suited for dramatic productions,

The Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University.

concerts and other cultural events.

With an elegant salon, outdoor sunset terrace and intimate black-box studio, this new center will be home to more than 40 events this season, including live theatrical performances by the Lynn’s theatre arts program and professional Live at Lynn Theatre and Jazz Series, as well as Conservatory of Music concerts.

The Wold Performing Arts Center offers a new home for the student musicians that comprise Lynn’s world-class Philharmonia Orchestra. The orchestra’s opening concert (Oct. 9-10) will perform Gustav Mahler’s 5th Symphony in honor of the 100th anniversary of his death (1860—1911). Elmar Oliveira, artist-in-residence at Lynn’s Conservatory of Music, three-time Grammy nominee and one of the most distinguished violinists in the world today, will perform Mendelssohn’s violin concerto.

Adding to the caliber of Lynn’s 2010-11 Season of the Arts is the new Libby Dodson Live at Lynn Jazz Series. Although new to Lynn, this multimedia jazz series has been a community favorite for more than 14 years as Marshall Turkin, the founder and artistic director of the Boca Raton Symphonia, and his Classic Jazz Ensemble have previously presented it at the Adolph and Rose Levis Jewish Community Center in Boca Raton.

The Jazz Series will feature a multimedia presentation of The Musical Golden Age of Jazz, Broadway, Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley with guest artists and historical videos. Deborah Silver, soloist, will kick off the series on Sunday, Oct. 31, with her own variety show.

Returning for its sixth consecutive season, Libby Dodson’s Live at Lynn Theatre Series is bringing nine professional stage productions to campus including a performance by Martin Presto, the official

The Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University.

representative of the Liberace estate (Oct. 16-17). The David Osborne Trio, also known as “Pianist to the Presidents,” will present a one-night only performance as part of the Live at Lynn Theatre Series on Tuesday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices for Lynn’s more than 70 cultural events range from $5 to $65 with varying ticket price levels for all performances in the Wold Performing Arts Center. Lynn also strives to make events more accessible to a broad audience, by offering several free events, including three performances in the fifth annual New Music Festival and the Philharmonia Orchestra’s annual concert in Mizner Park on Saturday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets and to see a full listing for any of Lynn’s events, visit www.lynn.edu/tickets or call the box office 561-237-9000.

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