Florida Intergenerational Orchestra

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Florida Intergenerational Orchestra

Time: February 26, 2012 from 2pm to 7pm
Location: Volen Center
Street: 1515 W. Palmetto Park Road
City/Town: Boca Raton
Event Type: concert, orchestra, boca raton
Organized By: Mary Kate Leming
Latest Activity: Feb 7, 2012

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Boca Raton, Florida-On Sunday, February 26th, The Florida Intergenerational Orchestra will present its next concert at 2:00 P.M. at the Volen Center, 1515 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton.  Tickets are $10.00 per adult, with children under the age of 12 free, when accompanied by an adult, and can be purchased at the door. For further information call 561 482-8206.The Florida Intergenerational Orchestra has been enjoying some significant recognition lately as the state’s Division of Elder Affairs bestowed upon it the Inaugural Legacy Award, in recognition of the orchestra’s work in “Bridging the Generations.”  Steve Abrams, Commissioner of Palm Beach County was also present on December 8th and presented the orchestra with a proclamation in celebration of the occasion.  Anthony Majhess, City Councilman from Boca Raton, also recognized the day with a proclamation from the City of Boca Raton declaring December 8th, 2011 as Florida Intergenerational Orchestra of America Day. Lorraine Marks, the orchestra’s vibrant and talented conductor, remarked that, “It is so nice for the members of the orchestra to be recognized by the State of Florida, Palm Beach County and the City of Boca Raton.  Our players have been volunteering their time for the past seven years in order to create an orchestra that the entire community can be proud of.  We span the ages, from nine to ninety-two with players from diverse backgrounds and interests.  They are a community treasure and I am so fond of all of them.”
The February 26th concert will feature, among other works, a tribute to Duke Ellington, and My Fair Lady.  Ms Marks remarked, “We may sprinkle a little Mozart here and there, as well as some more contemporary composers.” As usual, the “Boston Pops” type orchestra will put together an eclectic program with a little something for everybody.
Further information about the upcoming concert can be obtained by calling 561-482-8206, or e-mail at Strings4all@aol.com. Visit our website www.flioa.org.

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