Festival of the Arts Boca to Host Special Event to Announce 2014 Live-Up of Artists & Authors


Boca Raton will host a special evening on Friday, November 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, 201 Plaza Real, to announce the 2014 line-up of artists and authors. The evening will include a cocktail reception with hors doeuvres, the Florida premiere of award-winning documentary I AM NOT A ROCK STAR and a post-film concert featuring famed pianist Marika Bournaki. Tickets are $25 per person at 561-368-8445 or e-mail to info@festivaloftheartsboca.org. Shot over the course of eight years, the award-winning feature documentary film I AM NOT A ROCK STAR, directed by Bobbi Jo Hart, follows the dramatic coming of age story of Juilliard-trained concert pianist Marika Bournaki. A major scene in the film was shot around one of Bournaki’s performances in South Florida. The film has toured worldwide festivals and premiered most recently at Lincoln Center in New York and during the 2013 Festival del Sole in Napa. With unparalleled technical, musical and communication skills, Bournaki is at once, a world class performer, outstanding pianist, vivacious young woman… and the freshest face on the classical music scene. The innovative approach to her art and performance is reflected in her recent collaboration, “Let’s Play,” with cutting-edge and world-renowned multimedia creative shop, Moment Factory. Her role as Ambassador to the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal’s summer event, “A Cool Classical Journey” was an exceptional opportunity to explore new and exciting ways to share her music with the public. Bournaki not only brings distinctive interpretations to favorite standards, she also extends her passion for music by commissioning works by younger composers and collaborating with artists from various fields. The 8th annual Festival of the Arts Boca will be presented March 6 – 15, 2014 by the Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts at the Mizner Park Amphitheater, 500 Plaza Real and Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, 201 Plaza Real in Boca Raton, Florida. The diverse, multi-cultural Festival will once again bring 10 days of culture, world-class talent and “awe” to South Florida. Website: www.festivalboca.org Facebook: FestivalBoca Twitter: @FestivalBoca