This Week in Arts and Letters


Thursday, Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m.

Opening of the BFA Fall Visual Arts Exhibition “Common Ground”

Exhibition runs through Saturday, Dec. 17

Ritter Gallery, FAU Boca Raton

Free and open to the public



Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.

FAU University Symphony Orchestra “Some Things Old, Some Things New…”

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Join us for an evening filled with exciting masterworks that will shape the future of the orchestral tradition.  Conducted by Laura Joella, the orchestra performs the World Premiere of Thomas Sleeper's Bass Trombone Concerto, featuring bass trombonist David Brubeck; Bedrich Smetana’s beautiful Moldau from Má Vlast; and Aram Khachaturian’s energetic Suite No. 3 from the ballet Gayaneh, including the famous Sabre Dance.

Tickets $10; FAU faculty, staff, students FREE

www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539


Thursday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 18

Southeast Premiere of “This Random World” by Steven Dietz

Theatre Lab, Parliament Hall Residence Hall, FAU Boca Raton

“This Random World” turns the myth of serendipity on its head, using a comic premise of missed opportunities to explore the most serious of things.  From an ailing woman who plans one final trip, to her daughter planning one great escape and her son falling prey to a prank gone wrong –this funny, intimate and heartwarming play presents the life that may be happening just out of reach of our own.

Tickets: $35; FAU Faculty, Staff, Students: $10 cash at the door

www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124


Friday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m.

FAU Wind Ensemble presents “Pictures at an Exhibition”

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Conducted by Kyle Prescott, the powerful music of Modeste Mussorgsky comes to life with the thrilling FAU Wind Ensemble. Presented in a multi-media setting, where the images that once inspired the composer will now inspire you. The renowned FAU Wind Ensemble never fails to bring fire and panache to each performance!

Tickets $10; FAU faculty, staff, students FREE

www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539


Saturday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m.

FAU Commercial Music Ensembles

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Under the direction of Rob Rimmington and Matthew Joy, the Commercial Music Ensembles will perform music from genres such as Classic Rock, Top 40, Latin, Jazz and more. Enjoy four ensembles featuring some of our most talented students playing music you love! 

Tickets $10; FAU faculty, staff, students FREE

www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539


Sunday, Dec. 4, 3 p.m.

FAU Classical Guitar Society

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Under the direction of Ken Keaton, the FAUCGS performs solos and chamber works for the classical guitar.  This performance will feature the US premiere of Italian composer Giorgio Mirto’s beautiful quartet, The Four Seasons, by the Middle Earth Quartet.

Tickets $10; FAU faculty, staff, students FREE

www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539


Wednesday, Dec. 7, 4 p.m.

FAU Distinguished Lecture Series: “Faulkner’s County”

Performing Arts Building, room 101, FAU Boca Raton campus

Award-winning William Faulkner scholar Taylor Hagood, Ph.D., presents Faulkner’s fictional “Yoknapatawpha County” and a selection of its major characters along with details about the author’s life in a single narrative. The lecture will address America’s greatest 20th century writer in the words of a scholar and native of Faulkner’s home, punctuated by visual images of that storied place.

Tickets: $25; Groups of 8 or more $15; FAU faculty, staff, students FREE

www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124


Sunday, Dec. 11, 5 p.m.

Tuba Christmas

Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton

Enjoy the tradition of holiday music performed by tubas and euphoniums, started by Indiana University Professor Harvey G. Phillips. FAU's Sean Murray brings this tradition to the Boca Raton community for its sixth annual presentation. Outdoor event, bring chairs or blankets. FREE EVENT


Sunday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m.

Handel’s Messiah

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

Conducted by Patricia P. Fleitas, FAU's presentation of Handel's Messiah features FAU choral students PAST and PRESENT, in collaboration with the Delray Beach Chorale. This event sells out early, so buy your tickets today!

Tickets $20

www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539


Tuesday, Dec. 13, 4 p.m.

Jeffery Morton’s U.S. Foreign Policy Lecture: Canada

University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton campus

Tickets: $25

www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124


Saturday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m.

The Florida Wind Symphony Jazz Orchestra presents “An Ellington Nutcracker”

University Theatre, Boca Raton

Celebrate the holidays in the most swinging way possible! Duke Ellington's take on the Nutcracker Suite is music that will have you dancing in the aisles, and dreaming of "Sugar Rum Cherries." Also featuring more holiday favorites in the style of your favorite big bands. Conducted by Kyle Prescott.

Tickets $20

www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539


Saturday, Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m.

FAU Madrigal Dinner

St. Gregory’s Church, Boca Raton

Generously underwritten by Madelyn Savarick. Enjoy our holiday tradition of a savory feast, enhanced with extraordinary music of courtly love and merriment.  Court guests and patrons are invited to dress in period costumes. A great idea for a group holiday party! This  event includes a wine and cheese reception and a succulent dinner, and includes a tax-deductible gift to FAU's Choral and Vocal Studies Program.

Tickets $100.

For more information, call 561-297-2337.

Register at https://fauf/fau/edu.madrigal


 Last Modified 12/1/16