Published On: Wed, Mar 16th, 2011

Music makes the world go around for Sunset Entertainment

By Diane Feen

If you know Joe Ferrer, then you know he is the brains behind Sunset Entertainment Group. He is also the man who has been producing and promoting cultural events and concerts in South Florida for the past 18 years.

Ferrer (also known as Dr. Joseph E. Ferrer) knows what people like and what groups and performers will tickle their fancy. This year – despite a recessionary climate – he filled concert halls at Florida Atlantic University, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens and the Miramar Cultural Center.

Charles Calello

“We keep bringing in entertainment that other promoters are not presenting. With 70,000 Americans turning 65 this year, there is a demand for entertainment for baby boomers.  I’m bringing in music that the baby boomers really like,” said Ferrer.

And there’s still time to get in on the action. On March 13th you can see a Tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons conducted (and arranged) by Grammy winning music legend Charles Calello at FAU in Boca Raton. You can also see the Opera Madame Butterfly at FAU on March 23rd. (The same concerts will also be at the other three locations in South Florida).

Other stellar Sunset Entertainment Group concerts this year came from piano legend Peter Nero, Tova Feldshuh, an amazing talent, and Lorenzo Lamas, who serenades the audience with outstanding tunes. There were also many other (170 in total) cultural arts programs that included opera, ballet, headliners and pops.

And the best part is that Ferrer and Sunset Entertainment Group have not raised their prices for the past five years. Shows range in price from $35 to $55 and almost every show was filled this year (a feather in the cap for Ferrer).

For the 2011-2012 season, Sunset Entertainment Group will continue to bring in top notch talent, including The Russian Orchestra and The Boston Pops. You will also have a chance to see “America’s Got Talent” finalist Alice Tan Ridley (who sang in the subway for 20 years) with The Cab Calloway Orchestra on Feb. 4, 2012.

On Dec. 3, 2011 is Carla in Simply Streisand, Then and Now. A Tribute to the Artistry of Barbra Streisand, as well as Jay and The Americans, the original voice of “Cara Mia” and “Come A Little Bit Closer.” Also coming are Little Anthony and The Imperials, Daniel Rodriguez “The Singing Policeman,” The Best of Copeland Davis and a Tribute to Louis Armstrong featuring acclaimed trumpeter Byron Stripling, La Bohème to Broadway with Teri Dale Hansen and Eric Van Hoven, a Celebration of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Two For The Road, The music of partners Debbie Gravitte and Sal Viviano and other exciting cultural arts programs.

One thing about Sunset Entertainment Group (and Ferrer) is that you can expect the best entertainment and you never know who will turn up to make your day (or evening) a grand affair.

Season tickets are now available for all upcoming shows (that way you can guarantee the same seat for every concert and save $5 per show). Single tickets are also available – contact them at (561) 278-7677 sunsetet@aol.com and www.sunsetet.com

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