Boca Grande Live!
Coconut Cabaret presents: Concerto di Serenata
Featuring The Gulfshore Tenors
Friday, February 2, 2018 | 5pm & 8pm | Crowninshield Community House | $25
The collaboration of these three talented and highly acclaimed young tenors creates a unique singing sensation. With a fun repertoire that showcases a theatrical, energetic and interactive performance, they create an “anything goes” operatic experience. The trio serenades audiences with long-time favorites, including “Maria” (West Side Story), “O Sole Mio,” “Unbreak My Heart,” “Unchained Melody” and many more – combining classical and modern styles flawlessly. You don’t want to miss this spettacolo incredibile!
Bring your favorite wine or beverage of choice to this cabaret at the Crowninshield. We provide table snacks, napkins and cups. Dress is nightclub casual. Seating is assigned; please let us know in advance if you wish to be seated with your friends.Buy Tickets
Guy Bavli: Master of The Mind
Monday, January 22, 2018 | 7:30pm | Auditorium
General Admission $25 | Reserved Seating $40
Come join the award-winning mentalist Guy Bavli on his journey into the mysteries of the human mind. You will enjoy an evening of telekinesis, humor, ESP and interactive audience participation that’ll have you buzzing long after the final curtain call. Everyone who participates will be mesmerized as Guy demonstrates how the mind can overcome all.
At the age of five, Guy Bavli began displaying signs of his destiny – successfully entertaining and having the extraordinary ability to charm people while he performed magical illusions. They say that becoming a soldier makes a boy a man. In Guy Bavli’s case, it made a magician become a mentalist. While serving in the Israeli Defense Force for three years, Guy developed his telepathic skills, shifting his focus to psychological entertainment.
You will see how Guy can read your mind, predict your actions, move objects without touching, and even make a couple telepathically connect in a way never seen before. You will laugh, be inspired and you will be amazed.Buy Tickets
The Malpass Brothers
These guys don’t just sound retro . . . they are retro!
Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 5:00pm & 7:30pm | Auditorium
General Admission $25 | Reserved Seating $40
If you like cornbread, hush puppies, sweet tea and barbecue, you’re gonna love the Malpass Brothers. This is music steeped in the legacy of the Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, Sr. and others. Count on classic, real country and on new Malpass tunes. Count on a couple of old-time traditional gospels, some big, high man-hair, and maybe an Elvis twitch or two. This engaging concert becomes a magnetic time-traveling journey to when a calmer rhythm reigned supreme.
“This is who we are…
…My brother Taylor and I do the type of music we do because this music speaks to us, and speaks to the souls of its listeners. For us, traditional country music is the ‘real deal’ – every song portrays life’s joys, heartaches, problems and happiness. It comes from the heart, and has depth and truth. Nothing is sugar coated. Our goal, really, is to see this music be revived, to help ensure it doesn’t fade away. It is so encouraging to have young people come to our shows with a new interest in our ‘old music.’ Being able to introduce what we love to another generation feels like a great accomplishment for us. We want this music to be around for our children’s children…”
— Christopher Malpass
Those Were The Days starring William Florian
The Spirit and Songs of the 60's
Friday, March 16, 2018 | 7:30pm | Auditorium
General Admission $25 | Reserved Seating $40
William Florian takes you on an upbeat, musical journey of America’s greatest songs of the ‘60s, including songs he performed as a former lead singer of the famous New Christy Minstrels. His repertoire includes the music of Peter Paul & Mary, John Denver, Pete Seeger, The Mamas & The Papas, and his own originals presented with amusing stories in an intimate show. William Florian is a perfect combination of musician and storyteller. Sing along to your favorites and enjoy an evening of wonderful music with humor and memoir.Buy Tickets
Performing works from Joseph Haydn and Sergei Prokofiev
Sunday, January 14, 2018 | 7:30pm | Auditorium
General Admission $35 | Reserved $60 | Sponsorship $125
The Tesla Quartet is praised for their “superb capacity to find the inner heart of everything they play, regardless of era, style or technical demand,” (The International Review of Music). The quartet will be performing their Provocateurs program, featuring works from Joseph Haydn and Sergei Prokofiev. As described by Tesla, “If not for the nearly 100 years and 1000 miles that separated them, Joseph Haydn and Sergei Prokofiev might very well have been friends, or at the very least musical compatriots. In their works we find kindred spirits who revel in the role of ‘provocateur,’ toying with the listener’s musical sensibilities to create unexpected moments, all the while crafting undeniably charming melodies and textures.”
The Tesla Quartet was formed at The Juilliard School in 2008, and quickly established itself as one of the most promising young ensembles in New York, winning second prize at the J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition only a few months after its inception. Newly appointed as the String Quartet-in-Residence at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, the Tesla Quartet also holds a community residency in Hickory, North Carolina. The quartet performs regularly across North America and internationally, with recent appearances in Austria, France, China and their debut at London’s Wigmore Hall. The Tesla Quartet is Ross Snyder (violin), Michelle Lie (violin), Edwin Kaplan (viola), and Serafim Smigelskiy (cello).Buy Tickets
Impressionism in Art and Music Workshop with the Tesla Quartet
Monday, January 15, 2018 | 10:00am | Woman’s Club Room
General Admission $30
Impressionism in visual art and music both emerged in late 19th-century Paris as separate movements that seemingly did not really influence each other; however, a thorough look reveals certain parallels in technique and effects that contributed to these groundbreaking styles. During the Impressionism in Visual Art and Music workshop, the Tesla Quartet will touch on the key foundational elements of each style in order to illuminate the characteristics that set Impressionism apart from previous art forms. The workshop will begin with a brief overview of the predominant artistic and musical styles in mid-19th-century France before moving to an in-depth analysis of the different techniques the painters and composers used to create these new works that came to be called “Impressionist.” To aid in the discussion, members of the Tesla Quartet will perform short musical examples of the topics they discuss, and will include visual aids and examples of the artwork. The presentation will conclude with a performance from the string quartets of Debussy and Ravel.Buy Tickets
Free Outdoor Concert Series
On the green at the Community Center
Dixieland Jazz with the Bud Leeds Ensemble
Sunday, January 28, 2018 | 4:30pm
Your Sunday afternoon just got better. The sounds of New Orleans jazz will be filling the air at the Boca Grande Community Center with the Bud Leeds Ensemble. An “All That Jazz” crowd pleaser, the ensemble will bring you the instrumental harmonies, rhythms, and improvisation that Dixieland is known for. Leading the group is Bud Leeds, clarinetist. Bud has been acclaimed as “a 21st Century Renaissance Man.” He has performed in White House ceremonies, and in venues throughout the U.S., India, Nepal and several European countries, while serving as Director of the International Development Council and Chair of the World Congress on Philanthropy.
This free concert will take place on the courtyard green of the community center. Limited seating; space will be available to park your golf cart, have a picnic, or tailgate – so get there early and bring your own beverages (alcohol permitted).
Photo by Skip Perry
Dancing Under The Stars with Society Hill
Music, Dance Floor, and Stars Provided. BYOB!
Food available for purchase from the Ravenous Rhino food truck.
Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 5:30pm
Join us for an evening of rhythm, grooving, and dancing under the stars with Society Hill, a 6-piece band that plays the best of Motown and other old school dance favorites. Let loose to hits from artists such as Lionel Richie, The Four Seasons, Whitney Houston, Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Peggy Lee, The Temptations and many more! Society Hill brings an interactive sing-along party, with a non-stop ‘dance-floor-filling’ approach, for a fun and exhilarating experience. You’ll have the opportunity to eat, mix, and mingle before the band starts at 6:00pm. The Ravenous Rhino will be providing a delicious selection from their esteemed food truck and, if you like cocktails, you are welcome to bring your own bottle!
Please leave your golf carts outside the fence & your favorite pets at home. A limited number of tables and chairs will be provided for dining and socializing; available on first-come basis. The dance floor is open to all!