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College of the Arts Performances 

2021-2022 Fall Performances

Two -Piano Concert with Joseph Kingma & Greg Ritchey

Pianists Joseph Kingma and Greg Ritchey collaborate in a concert of two-piano classics by Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Ravel.
  • 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 17
  • Location: Vera Lea Rinker Hall
  • Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students with ID; PBA students free

12th Hispanic Heritage Festival

Concert I: Piano Duo Gastesi-Bezerra
A concert of Brazilian, Argentinian and Spanish duets, including a premiere by acclaimed Brazilian composer Ricardo  Tacuchian.
Concert II: Guest Harpsichordist Correa-Salas
Renowned harpsichordist Juvenal Correa-Salas will present a unique program of Iberian music from the 1500s to the 1700s.
  • 3 p.m. Sunday, September 26
  • Location: Vera Lea Rinker Hall
  • Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students with ID; PBA students free
  • Festival rate: $15 for both performances if purchased prior to Saturday evening’s concert

Joseph Kingma Faculty Recital

Join award-winning pianist and Keyboard Division Coordinator Joseph Kingma for an evening of Schumann, Brahms and Chopin.

Kathleen Denis, Finding Joy Opening Reception

  • 6 p.m. Friday, October 8
  • Location: Tauni de Lesseps Art Gallery, Warren Library
  • Gallery showing: August 18 – November 15

PBA Symphony Concert

The Palm Beach Atlantic Symphony opens its 2021-22 season with a concert of works from the standard symphonic repertoire. This concert will feature the first symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven, a figure widely considered one of the most important artistic voices of western civilization.

Junior/Freshman Theatre Showcase

A selection of scenes and musical numbers presented by PBA’s own class of 2023 and introducing the class of 2025! A Family Weekend Event. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

 Jason Terry and Angela Yoon Masterclass & Recital

PBA welcomes pianist Jason Terry and soprano Angela Yoon, faculty at Samford University, for a joint recital, focusing on diversity in classical music, and a masterclass.

Student Choreography Showcase

The Student Choreography Showcase is a program of original compositions by student choreographers from Palm Beach Atlantic University. This wide range of choreographic works is designed, produced, performed and managed by PBA students. Join us for this creative and innovative performance featuring aspiring dance artists from PBA, who represent the future of the arts.

PBA Brass Ensemble Concert: A Salute to Veterans

The PBA Brass Ensemble presents A Salute to Veterans, with brilliant music for brass and percussion that honors the United States and those who have served in uniform.

Keyboard Division Recital

Enjoy an evening of piano music performed by PBA’s Keyboard Division students.
  • 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 5
  • Location: Vera Lea Rinker Hall
  • Tickets: Free

Peter and the Starcatcher

A Play by Rick Elice and Music by Wayne Barker. Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.
Before there was a Neverland, there was a Starcatcher Apprentice named Molly and a nameless orphan. A timeless, compelling and funny fantastical story employing the essential tools of storytelling Peter and the Starcatcher is a story of hope, adventure and wonder. This whimsical family treat is sure to delight audiences of all ages as their imaginations take flight. Recommended for ages 10 and up; Drama.

All Together Now! A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre

A special MTI presentation
PBA Theatre joins thousands of theatres across the globe to celebrate the return of “live” theatre for this weekend only. This exclusive musical revue will feature songs from Music Theatre International's beloved shows. Recommended for ages 12 and up; Musical revue.
  • 7:30 p.m. Sunday – Monday, November 14-15
  • Fern Street Theatre
  • Tickets go on sale October 11, 2021
  • Tickets: $20 general, $15 seniors 55 & up, $10 students

Pop Rock Concert

We invite you to join us for a high-energy, exciting night of popular music. The PBA Popular Music program will feature two premier ensembles in concert presenting well-known Jazz standards, current pop hits, and contemporary Christian hits made famous by top artists of the past and present. In addition, you’ll hear some of the fine work being created by our songwriters—original music which may soon be the next streaming hit. You won't want to miss this exciting program sure to move you through beautiful harmonies and unique performances by our talented students.

Mosaic: Fall Dance Concert

PBA Dance Ensemble presents Mosaic, a full evening of collaborative dance performances from ballet to hip-hop, choreographed by guest choreographers and our own PBA faculty. The featured guest choreographer is Christopher Huggins, a 2021 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, and a multi-award winner, including a Critics Choice Awardee for the musical The Wiz and the Alvin Ailey Award for Best Choreography. Please join us for this live community performance featuring pre-professional dance students from the PBA Dance Ensemble.
  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Friday, November 18-19
  • Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Rinker Playhouse
  • For tickets, contact Kravis Center Box Office at (561) 832-7469

Student Art Show Opening Reception

  • 6 p.m. Friday, November 19
  • Tauni de Lesseps Art Gallery, Warren Library

PBA Symphony Concert

The Palm Beach Atlantic Symphony continues its 2021-22 season with a concert of selections from the symphonic repertoire. This program will feature guest soloist, pianist Joseph Kingma.

The Joy of Christmas

The Palm Beach Atlantic University band and choral ensembles presents their inaugural Joy of Christmas concert. This program will feature several prominent holiday tunes to mark the official start of the Christmas season.

The Nutcracker

The Smith Family Conservatory of the Arts at The King’s Academy and the Palm Beach Atlantic University Preparatory Department bring you The Nutcracker.

The Bill Mays Ensemble: A Jazzy Christmas

Annie Jr.

Music by Charles Strouse. Lyrics by Martin Charnin. Book by Thomas Meehan. Based on Little Orphan Annie by permission of The Media Tribune Services, Inc.
Celebrate the Christmas season as PBA Children’s Theatre presents one of the world’s best-loved musicals about everyone’s favorite orphan, Annie Jr. This heart-warming musical will leave you and your family filled with Christmas joy, with musical favorites that will leave you and your family singing and warm! Recommended for ages 6 and up; Musical.
  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, December 16-18; 2 p.m. Saturday, December 18
  • Tickets go on sale November 15, 2021
  • Tickets: $20 general admission