A Very Merry Holiday Concert

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Two New Works to Premiere 

At Intergenerational Orchestra’s

Annual Christmas Show

A Very Merry Holiday Concert and more

Boca Raton Fla. – Santa and “Elvis” are not the only headliners this year at Florida Intergenerational Orchestra of America’s “A Very Merry Holiday Concert” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 in Our Lady of Lourdes. O’Shea Hall 22094 Lyons Road, Boca Raton.  in West Boca.

“We always showcase an added attraction to keep our holiday concert new for our audience every year,” founder/conductor Lorraine Marks-Field said about the ensemble featuring musicians from ages 9 to 91.

We are Americas’ first “Destination” orchestra whereby  musicians come to visit us from all over the world and the USA to find a new or temporary home to play their beloved instruments. No one is turned away.  All ages, all backgrounds, all abilities coming together for the Love of music.

This year’s repertoire will debut an original song, “ On a Wing and Prayerby her husband Bob Field, the orchestra’s manager and pianist. Bob is a retired public defender and champion of the underdog. The song is scored for orchestra by conductor/arranger Peter Fuchs and will become the theme song for the inclusive FLIOA . 

“Christmas Comes But Once A Year/Patapan,” a medley from Chris Maners’ will premiere. This was the first music album in Florida Atlantic University’s record label’s catalog to be featured on Apple iTunes, Pandora and Spotify, said Maners, an FAU Bachelor of Music graduate with a focus on Orchestral Film Music Composition.

Maners also co-chairs “Future Stars,” The Rotary Club of Boca Raton’s annual showcase of youth talent, part of Festival of the Arts BOCA for the first time this year. 

The holiday concert will also feature “The Christmas Song” and “White Christmas” with “Elvis”: songs from “Fiddler on the Roof”’; a Chanukah medley sung by Cantor Bill Wood and more. Children’s activity tables give young concert goers a chance to keep busy while they listen.  

Tickets for children under 12 are FREE.    $20 general admission, $40 VIP (first three rows)  http://www.flioa.org/ or by calling 561-922-3134

                                       
The orchestras is proud to display the Painted Violin Project. More than a dozen artists and performers custom painted a violin, among them Boca Raton’s own renown artist/sculptor Yaacov Heller’s “Fiddler on the Roof” viola. This one-of-a-kind collection of violins is for sale and will be on display throughout the concert and online.

**Concert goers can also take part in the Boca Raton Rotary Clubs’ Toy Drive by bringing an unwrapped toy to the concert.

ABOUT FLORIDA INTERGENERATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF AMERICA http://www.flioa.org/

Florida Intergenerational Orchestra of America under the direction of founder Lorraine Marks Field, a 501(c)(3), is a volunteer orchestra for players to share and develop their artistic talents while enjoying making music in a friendly orchestral setting. The repertoire is carefully chosen to accommodate the ensemble’s need for music with a wide range of styles and difficulty. The non-profit orchestra, featuring musicians ranging in age from 9 to 91, was honored by the State of Florida, Department of Elder Affair with the Legacy Award for its intergenerational concept. For more information about the orchestra, contact conductor Lorraine Marks-Field, e-mail strings4all@aol.com; visit  https://www.facebook.com/FLIOA/      www.flioa.org or call 561-922-3134.