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College of the Arts Performances 

2021-2022 Performances

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

 


 

Fall 2021

 


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 • 2021
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.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 25 • 2021
Location: Vera Lea Rinker Hall
Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students with ID; PBA students freeFestival rate: $15 for both performances if purchased prior to Saturday evening’s concert

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 • 2021
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.

7:30 p.m. Friday, October 1
Location: Vera Lea Rinker Hall
Tickets $10 general admission; $5 students with ID; PBA students free


Kathleen Denis, Finding Joy Opening Reception

6 p.m. Friday, October 8 • 2021
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.

7:30 p.m. Friday, October 8 • 2021
DeSantis Family Chapel
Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students with ID; PBA students free


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.

7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday, October 8-9 • 2021
Fern Street Theatre
Tickets go on sale September 13, 2021
Tickets: $7 general admission


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.

Recital:
7:30 p.m. Monday, October 18 • 2021

Location: Vera Lea Rinker Hall
Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students with ID; PBA students free

Masterclass:
11 a.m.Tuesday, October 19 • 2021
Tickets: Free


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.

3 p.m. Saturday, October 30 • 2021
Location: Vera Lea Rinker Hall
Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students with ID; PBA students free


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.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 3 • 2021
Location: Vera Lea Rinker Hall
Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students with ID; PBA students free


Keyboard Division Recital

Enjoy an evening of piano music performed by PBA’s Keyboard Division students.

7:30 p.m. Friday, November 5 • 2021
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.

7:30 p.m. November 4-6 & November 11 • 2021
12; 2 p.m. Saturday, November 6 & 13 • 2021

Fern Street Theatre
Tickets go on sale October 11, 2021
Tickets: $20 General, $15 seniors 55 & up; $10 students


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 • 2021
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.

7:30 p.m. Friday, November 12 • 2021
Location: Vera Lea Rinker Hall
Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students with ID; PBA students free


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 • 2021
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 • 2021
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.

7:30 p.m. Friday, November 19 • 2021
DeSantis Family Chapel
Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students with ID; PBA students free


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.

7:30 p.m. Friday, December 3 • 2021
First Presbyterian Church of North Palm Beach
Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students with ID; PBA students free


The Nutcracker

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

The Nutcracker is the story of Clara who receives a mysterious gift on Christmas Eve. Adventures begin as Tchaikovsky’s score draws Clara into a terrifying battle with the Mouse King, through a mystical snowstorm, and to the Enchanted Kingdom. The Nutcracker has become a holiday tradition for all ages, delighting both the young and the young-at-heart.

Date & Time: 7 p.m. Saturday, December 4 • 2021
Page Family Center for Performing Arts at The King's Academy
8401 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach
Ticket price: $20 | Purchase Tickets Here
Customer Service: 888-718-4253
All ticket sales are final and there are no exchanges. No Food or drink in the auditorium. 4 years and older. No babes in Arms. No strollers.


The Bill Mays Ensemble: A Jazzy Christmas

7 p.m. Tuesday, December 7 • 2021
Location: Vera Lea Rinker Hall
Tickets: $25 general admission; $10 students


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 • 2021
2 p.m. Saturday, December 18 • 2021

Tickets go on sale November 15, 2021
Tickets: $20 general admission


 

Spring 2022

 


Diane Prater Opening Reception:

Dream Shells: Divinely Inspired Treasures from the Heart of the Sea
Large scale watercolor renderings of worldwide seashells against brilliant, often abstract backgrounds.

5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 20 • 2022
Tauni de Lesseps Art Gallery, located in the Warren Library;
Free admission. On display January 18 – April 14.


Alumni Percussion Recital

7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 29 • 2022
Vera Lea Rinker Hall
Free admission, ticket required
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The Glass Menagerie

By Tennessee Williams
One of the greatest American plays of the 20th century. Tennessee William’s deeply personal “memory play” explores the bonds of family, love and loss, illusion and escape.

7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, February 17-19 • 2022
2 p.m. Saturday – Sunday, February 19-20 • 2022
Fern Street Theatre
Recommended for ages 14 and up; Drama
Tickets go on sale January 24, 2022.
$20 general admission; $15 seniors 55 & up; $10 students
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PBA Symphony Concert

The PBA Symphony kicks off their 2022 season with works by the great masters of the orchestral repertoire.

7:30 p.m. Friday, February 18 • 2022
First Presbyterian Church of North Palm Beach
$10 general admission; PBA students and those 18 & under free
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Young Artists Piano Festival: Guest Artist Recital: Gila Goldstein

PBA welcomes guest artist and judge Gila Goldstein — pianist, director of piano studies at Brown University and faculty member at Longy School of Music.

7:30 p.m. Friday, February 25 • 2022
Vera Lea Rinker Hall
$10 general admission; PBA students and those 18 & under free
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Young Artists Piano Competition

Young pianists compete for scholarship and cash prizes. Distinguished judges: Gila Goldstein and Joseph Kingma.

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, February 26 • 2022
Vera Lea Rinker Hall
Sessions are free and open to the public
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PBA Young Artists Piano Competition Winners Recital

The top prize winners of the PBA Young Artists Piano Competition perform their winning recital. Reception to follow.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 26 • 2022
Vera Lea Rinker Hall
$10 general admission; PBA students and those 18 & under free
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Creativity in the Courtyard

PBA Dance Ensemble presents a creative performance hosted by Women in the Window International, a non-profit organization whose mission is to equip and empower women in the 10/40 window and beyond. All ticket proceeds will be donated to Women in the Window International.

2 p.m. Saturday, February 26 • 2022
First Presbyterian Church of North Palm Beach
For tickets, contact Women in the Window at info@womeninthewindow-intl.org or 561-249-5377


Frontwave New Music Festival

The Frontwave New Music Festival at Palm Beach Atlantic University features composers and performers from across the country with carefully curated programs of the best of contemporary art music. The festival also showcases music of South Florida composers and PBA faculty and student composers. Concerts include music composed for chamber ensembles as well as works with electroacoustic and multimedia elements.

Vera Lea Rinker Hall
$10 general admission; PBA students and those 18 & under free
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 25 • 2022
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7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26 • 2022
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Student Choreography Showcase

Featuring original compositions by PBA student choreographers. 

3 p.m. Saturday, March 26 • 2022
DeSantis Family Chapel
$10 general admission; PBA students and those 18 & under free
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Rinker Scholars Concert

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Vera Lea Rinker Hall, our talented PBA music students and faculty will present a concert honoring John and Sheila Rinker.

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1 • 2022
Vera Lea Rinker Hall
Free admission, tickets required
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Early Music Ensemble

PBA’s Early Music Ensemble presents Music in the Time of Monteverdi, a concert of European music from 1580 to 1640 with selections for recorders, lute, theorbo and voice.

7:30 p.m. Monday, April 4 • 2022
Warren Library
$10 general admission; PBA students and those 18 & under free
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and Book by Peter Parnell
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo and songs from the Disney film
The epic tale of Quasimodo, the bell-ringer of Notre Dame. The Hunchback of Notre Dame explores love and power, and poses the question: What makes a monster, and what makes a man? A sweeping musical based on the songs from the Disney film.

7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, April 7-9 • 2022
2 p.m. Saturday – Sunday, April 9-10 • 2022
Fern Street Theatre
Recommended for ages 12 and up; Musical
Tickets go on sale March 14, 2022.
$20 general admission; $15 seniors 55 & up; $10 students

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PBA Symphony Concert

Join the Palm Beach Atlantic Symphony for a spring concert of works from the orchestral repertoire. 

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8 • 2022
DeSantis Family Chapel
$10 general admission; PBA students and those 18 & under free
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Brainen Piano Scholarship Competition

Palm Beach Atlantic University piano students compete for the Brainen Piano Scholarship.

7:30 p.m. Monday, April 11 • 2022
Vera Lea Rinker Hall
Free admission, tickets required
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PBA Dance Ensemble Spring Concert: Awakening

An evening of dance performance featuring PBA Dance Ensemble and choreography by PBA faculty and renowned guest artists.

7:30 p.m. Monday – Tuesday, April 11 – 12 • 2022
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Rinker Playhouse

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Faculty Piano Trio

PBA Faculty Joseph Kingma (piano), Patrick Clifford (violin) and Claudio Jaffe (cello) present an evening of chamber music favorites. 

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 • 2022
Vera Lea Rinker Hall
$10 general admission; PBA students and those 18 & under free
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Graduating Student Art Exhibition and Opening Reception

6 p.m. Friday, April 22 • 2022
Tauni de Lesseps Art Gallery, located in the Warren Library; 
admission is free.

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14th Annual Student Cinema Showcase 

6 & 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 22 • 2022
AMC Theatres, Rosemary Square
$8 general admission

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Senior & Sophomore Theatre Showcase

A selection of scenes and musical numbers presented by PBA’s graduating class of 2022 and the class of 2024.

7:30 p.m. Friday – Saturday, April 22-23 • 2022
Fern Street Theatre
Recommended for ages 12 and up
Tickets go on sale March 21, 2022
$7 general admission 
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PopRock Concert

Come out and immerse yourself in the exciting energetic world of popular music. Enjoy an evening filled with songs ranging from jazz standards through current contemporary hits featuring both our Vocal and Instrumental Pop Ensembles.

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22 • 2022
Vera Lea Rinker Hall
$10 general admission; PBA students and those 18 & under free
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Rhea Family Music Series Concert featuring the PBA Wind Ensemble

Join the Wind Ensemble for an incredible evening of music honoring the life and legacy of former university president Dr. Claude H. Rhea. 

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23 • 2022
First  Presbyterian Church  of North Palm Beach
Free admission, tickets required
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Rhea Family Music Series Chamber Music Concert

Please join us for an evening of intimate chamber music featuring Department of Music students and faculty performing duets, trios, and quartets of your favorite classical composers. 

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 • 2022
Vera Lea Rinker Hall
Free admission, tickets required
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Evening of Choral Artistry

An evening of choral artistry featuring the Oratorio Chorus and the Chamber Choir performing masterpieces to awaken the soul through the beauty of choral music. Enjoy gorgeous melodies and lush harmonies in both a cappella and accompanied arrangements. Featuring guest artist Dr. Stuart Forster, organist and associate for music at Bethesda-by-the-Sea.

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29 • 2022
Bethesda-by-the-Sea
$10 general admission; PBA students and those 18 & under free
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The Orphan Train

Presented by PBA Children’s Theatre
By Aurand Harris
A heart-warming story for the whole family, The Orphan Train based on the “orphan trains” of 1854 through 1929, follows the adventure of nine orphans as they encounter anxiety, laughter, wistfulness, rejection and acceptance in search of homes on an “orphan train” departing New York on May 28, 1914. The dramatic story revolves around crossroads – a point where each character’s lives will change forever. 

7:30 p.m. Thursday - Saturday, May 12-14 • 2022
2 p.m. Saturday – Sunday, May 14-15 • 2022
Fern Street Theatre
Recommended for ages 8 and up; Drama
$20 general admission

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Disney’s Winnie The Pooh Kids

A PBA Children’s Theatre Mini-Production
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman, Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood! Join along as Winnie the Pooh and his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, and Owl search for Christopher Robin who has been captured by the Backson. Along the way they learn the importance of teamwork, friendship, and sharing snacks. 

7:30 p.m. Friday, June 24 • 2022
2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25 • 2022
Fern Street Theatre
Recommended for ages 4 and up; Mini-Musical
Tickets go on sale June 13, 2022
$10 general admission
$7 youth (12 & below