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Guthrie, Peter, Paul, and Mary sounds kickoff varied concerts

The 2019 season Spanish River Concerts staged by well-known impresarios and their son may be the best-kept secrets in Boca.

Florrie, Seymour and son Jeff Morgenstern have been cultivating audiences for 16 years. Now they’re up to two venues, six shows and 12,000 subscribers.

This year, folk and country sounds from Jan. 7 through 21 lead the series, with varied music offered later. That includes Israeli singer David D’Or with a guest soprano and 30-piece orchestra Jan. 27 through Feb. 5.

A trio take a retro trip through 50 years of hits Feb. 18 through March 4. Four tenors back by popular demand will perform March 11 to 25.

The Simon & Garfunkel Story is Feb. 11 and 12. Sarina Zhang’s, a virtuoso on cello and piano, performs with a 40-piece orchestra March 5.

“Each show is very different from the others,” said Jeff Morganstern, executive director.

For the first show, “authentic musicians play banjo and steel guitar and fiddle. It’s a very different look and feel,” he said.

“David D’or is a superstar and Shimon Peres only wanted him to sing at his funeral,” Florrie said about the late Israel president and prime minister. “Betty Lipska will be with him. They will sing every type of music including opera.”

They’re bringing back “four amazing tenors who brought the house down,” she said about Four Best Men. “We feel each one has something different to offer.”

The concert series can still be bought by subscription or by individual tickets for both venues. The venues are Spanish River Church, 2400 Yamato Road in Boca, or Kings Point Theater, 7000 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach.

It’s not too late to buy a subscription, Jeff added. “Up to the performance of the first concert. When they call in to buy tickets, we have tiered seating with four different price levels.”

Call the box office at 800-716-6975 or go to: https://www.spanishriverconcerts.com/

By Marci Shatzman    

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