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Community Performing Arts Announces Expansion to Coral Springs

Coral Springs, FL, October 29, 2011 --( Today, Community Performing Arts (CPA) announced that its affordable, world-class concert series is expanding to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts in January 2012. The expansion marks another milestone for impresaria Florence Morgenstern, whose post-retirement business venture continues to defy the odds.

Nearly 12,000 music lovers currently subscribe to CPA’s concerts in Boca Raton. Most of them are retirees, many of whom are snowbirds. Subscriptions to the company’s newest series at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts are now officially available to the general public, with many hundreds of members having already subscribed in early-bird ticketing.

Founder Florence Morgenstern said, “I am delighted to bring our 2012 lineup to the Coral Springs area. When we started Community Performing Arts nine years ago, I had no idea it could or would grow to something so successful. Fine music has always been such an important part of my life, and as we aged, it was becoming more of a challenge to drive to Fort Lauderdale and West Palm to enjoy performances of the caliber we so enjoy. It happened that many of my contemporaries in the greater Boca area feel the same way, and I suspect the same is true of the residents of Coral Springs, Tamarac, and the surrounding area. I look forward to meeting our new subscribers during what is sure to be an outstanding season.”

Executive Director Jeff Morgenstern said, “When my mother first suggested expanding to Coral Springs, I was hesitant to speculate in a tough economy. But we’ve been thrilled with the positive response, and in retrospect, I think a tighter economy is a big contributor to our success, since we try to give our subscribers as much for their money as we possibly can. Our subscribers in Boca Raton return year after year because they know we deliver first-rate concerts and a tremendous value. My job is to make sure our new members in Coral Springs are just as satisfied.”

The four-concert series costs only $117, with an optional fifth concert available for just $38. The 2012 lineup is as follows:

Around the Musical World in 80 Minutes
Sunday, January 15, at 2:00 PM
Community Performing Arts has commissioned world-famous violinist Yi-Jia Susanne Hou to produce and perform in this premier engagement. Audiences will enjoy a whirlwind of musical exploration as the musicians and dancers guide their journey around the globe, featuring the greatest works of Mozart, Brahms, Verdi, and Puccini, to name but a few. Operatic singers, dancers, and many musical surprises await.

Conrad Tao and Jonah Kim
Sunday, February 5, at 2:00 PM
Two virtuosos come together for a marvelous engagement to be long remembered. A full symphony orchestra will accompany Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2 (Conrad Tao) and Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto (Jonah Kim). The audience will be dazzled by the polished technique of these amazing prodigies.

Vienna-Budapest-Paris: an Operetta Extravaganza
Sunday, February 26, at 2:00 PM
Experience a program that builds on the magic of a beloved New Year’s Day tradition — a spectacular celebration of music and dance. Attila Glatz, producer of A Salute to Vienna, has assembled a brilliant cast of over 50 musicians, singers, and dancers in a splendid program, featuring some of the best arias from Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow, and The Csardas Princess.

Dallas Brass
Sunday, March 25, at 4:00 PM
This well-known audience favorite synthesizes a unique blend of brass, piano, and percussion, creating performances of extraordinary range. Their diverse repertoire includes classical masterpieces, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic music.

The optional performance, sold separately, will take place Saturday, March 10, at 8:00 PM. This program was conceived and choreographed by Dancing with the Stars’ Louis van Amstel, and is entitled “Ballroom with a Twist.” Enjoy an evening of breathtaking performances, magnificent music, and stunning costumes, with stars from American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, and more.

Subscriptions are going quickly, but there is still availability. Interested parties should call 1-800-716-6975 for tickets or more information.

Community Performing Arts was founded in 2003 by Florence and Seymour Morgenstern. They saw a need in their Florida community for more accessible classical music and dance programming. What began as a modest gathering of a small number of gated communities has steadily grown to nearly 13,000 subscribers. These top-notch performances still have the Morgenstern family’s personal touch. They have very broad appeal because they are designed to delight seasoned music and dance lovers, as well as those with less exposure to the arts. Returning guests say they appreciate the great value, intimate context, and superior quality of the performances.

For more information about Community Performing Arts and the 2012 season, or to schedule an interview with the Morgensterns, call Jay at 1-800-716-6975 ext. 506, M-F, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST.

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