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September 2018

Sad Tropics

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Free

 A site-specific multimedia installation and our first collaborative exhibition with the Polk Museum of Art at FSC, Sad Tropics will be produced exclusively by New Orleans artists and Florida natives Cristina Molina and Jonathan Traviesa. Inspired by Claude Levi-Strauss’ book title Tristes Tropiques, this exhibition focuses on the psychological landscape of paradise, the topics, and mythology of Florida.  Through photographic murals, videos, and a themed installation at the Polk Museum gift shop, the artists will celebrate and critique the eccentricities…

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

September 27 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 6, 2018

An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Sunday, repeating until October 7, 2018

Loca Lee Buckner Theatre, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 – $18

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof explores the greed, suppressed desires, and desperate hopes for the future of a southern family in crisis. Set in the Mississippi Delta plantation home of Big Daddy Pollitt, the play examines the relationships among members of Big Daddy’s family, including his son Brick and his wife Maggie (the cat). At this family evening gathering, you will be swept up in inevitable activities and dialogue as the family squabbles in desperate attempts to secure the…

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October 2018

Los Trabas – in Concert

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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Free

 By popular demand, Sarasota Orchestra principal bassoon/adjunct FSC professor Fernando Traba and his talented wife, Betsy Hudson Traba (Sarasota Orchestra principal flute), return to the Faculty Artist Series to perform an evening of seldom-heard woodwind delights.  This wonderful duo has performed for us before (to completely RAVE reviews), and we look forward to hearing them again.  Among the stunning pieces they will play will be Scherzo for Bassoon and Piano by Oleg Miroshnikov and Otoño Porteño for Flute and Bassoon…

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Music under the Stars

October 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Pipkin Band Shell, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Free

 What better way to welcome fall to campus than to absorb an evening of beautiful instrumental music under the stars? With visitors lounging about the venue on chairs, blankets, or grass, one may lean back and enjoy the extraordinary music put together by J. Jossim and her colleagues as they welcome the new season to Central Florida.  And don’t forget – included in this concert are pieces conducted by senior music education majors poised to join their colleagues shortly as…

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Fall into Dance

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - October 28 @ 2:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 – $18

 Join us for the FSC Dance Program’s annual fall dance concert, “FSC|Dance: Fall into Dance 2018,” as we showcase an eclectic array of choreography from Florida Southern College dance faculty and guest artists. Featuring new, innovative, and diverse dances, ranging from ballet to contemporary modern dance, performed by the extraordinarily talented FSC Dance Program students, this concert promises to be a truly breathtaking evening of dance. You won’t want to miss it! Erin LaSala, artistic director Saturday, October 27, 2018,…

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Great Expectations

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

Without a doubt, there is much in life that we are expected to do – and many ways in which we are supposed to act.  But what would happen if we were to defy those expectations and travel a new path?  In an extraordinary evening performance featuring music by composers like Sydney Guillaume, Adolphus Hailstork, and Rihards Dubra, Dr. Beth Gibbs and the remarkable FSC Chamber Singers perform an exciting array of choral music in exploration of the remarkable possibilities…

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November 2018

Bandtastic!

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

 Almost a year ago at “Bandtastic VI,” an eager group of excited students were heard asking their school bandmaster, “Please, please – tell us when Bandtastic VII is scheduled.  We just can’t wait!” Well, “Bandtastic VII” is here – with all the excitement, energy, and enthusiasm that this terrific music event can create. Performed by a variety of FSC students representing every musical genre, you will be thoroughly enthralled by the lightning pace and outstanding repertoire created for this evening…

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Parade of Animals

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

Dr. Beth Gibbs and FSC’s popular Concert Choir invite you to Branscomb Auditorium for an evening of delightfully expressive and innovative choral music, all on the subject of animals.  You will hear everything from the humorous depiction of cows and fireflies by composer Eric Whitacre, to the tender “Un Cygne” (The Swan) by Paul Hindemith, with its rich harmonies and luscious tonality. Come join us for a whimsical evening of varied choral styles honoring the members of the animal kingdom. Thursday,…

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Postcards from Russia

November 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

 Now in her fifth year as orchestra conductor and string director at FSC, Kira Omelchenko has chosen to share with us a stunning performance featuring symphonic works by the truly great Russian masters. In pieces like Rimsky-Korsakov’s Procession of the Nobles (from the “Mlada Ballet Suite”), Tchaikovsky’s Slavonic March, Glazunov’s Spanish Dance, and selections from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, this conductor and her FSC Symphony Orchestra will share music that evokes musical images of Russia’s cities, culture, and people.…

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Brass Explorations

November 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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Free

 FSC’s music faculty invite you to join them in an evening dedicated to the exploration of brass!  Beyond their studios, classrooms, and rehearsal halls, these artist-teachers turn their focus to significant contributions of literature for brass, such as Poulenc’s sublimely beautiful work, Sonata for Horn, Trumpet, and Trombone. Throughout the dynamic repertoire presented  this evening, you’ll see these performers delve into a variety of stylistic settings and historically diverse genres, proving that brass is indeed noble, humorous, and edgy. The…

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Kiss Me, Kate

November 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 1, 2018

An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Sunday, repeating until December 2, 2018

Loca Lee Buckner Theatre, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 – $18

 Passions run high as leading lady Lilli Vanessi and her ex-husband, actor/director Fred Graham, battle onstage and off in a production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. With romance, comedy, sophistication, and behind-the-scenes hijinks, Tony Award winning musical Kiss Me, Kate combines the irreverent humor of two brilliant writers, Cole Porter and William Shakespeare. Musical numbers include “Another Op’nin – Another Show,” “Always True to You In My Fashion,” “I Hate Men,” “Wunderbar,” and “Brush up Your Shakespeare.”    KISS…

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December 2018

‘TIS THE SEASON: The Christmas Gala

December 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until December 8, 2018

Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

FSC’s Department of Music presents ‘Tis the Season: The Christmas Gala with a riveting group of musical holiday favorites, beautifully performed by choral, instrumental, and string groups – and selected special music by other musical combinations.  Among favorite pieces to be performed are Sleigh Ride, Christmas Song, and The Nutcracker (for orchestra/dancers), O Holy Night (FSC’s three pianists, vocal soloist, and choruses), and the concluding Christmas Carol Sing-Along for the FSC Symphony Band and audience. Come join us for a…

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‘TIS THE SEASON: The Christmas Gala 

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

FSC’s Department of Music presents ‘Tis the Season: The Christmas Gala with a riveting group of musical holiday favorites, beautifully performed by choral, instrumental, and string groups – and selected special music by other musical combinations.  Among favorite pieces to be performed are Sleigh Ride, Christmas Song, and The Nutcracker (for orchestra/dancers), O Holy Night (FSC’s three pianists, vocal soloist, and choruses), and the concluding Christmas Carol Sing-Along for the FSC Symphony Band and audience. Come join us for a…

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January 2019

JULIAN GARGIULO

January 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 – $18

JULIAN GARGIULO, Pianist: Back By Popular Demand!  When last seen in Lakeland in January 2017, this incredible piano virtuoso and Steinway Artist had just completed his second year in Florida Southern College’s Festival of Fine Arts, sharing (with his favorite audience) his inimitable style, irrepressible humor, and brilliant musicianship. Back, due to popular demand, he once again treats us to a delightful, unconventional, and unique concert experience, guaranteed to entertain, educate, and please. Do join us in welcoming Julian Gargiulo…

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February 2019

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

February 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 23, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Sunday, repeating until February 24, 2019

Loca Lee Buckner Theatre, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 – $18

An enduring rock opera from 1971, Jesus Christ Superstar follows the last week of the life of Jesus Christ largely through the perspective of Judas Iscariot. Based on the Gospels’ accounts of those incredibly meaningful last few days, the story explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, and the Roman Empire. The iconic 1970s rock musical score contains such well-known numbers as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Gethsemane,” and “Everything’s Alright.” …

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Russian Ballet: Don Quixote

February 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 – $18

THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET presents   LEON MINKUS’ Don Quixote  Resplendent with glittering costumes, lavish sets, and a sweeping musical score, the Russian National Ballet’s colorful production of Don Quixote is Russian ballet at its most powerful and thrilling, transporting audiences to a make-believe Spain where dancing dryads, gypsies, and knights will delight both young and old alike. Founded in Moscow, this company brings the beauty and timeless tradition of classical ballet to this beautiful production – and you will enjoy…

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Ballad to the Moon

February 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

 For centuries the moon has enthralled poets, composers, and laymen alike, as expressed in poems, music, and other works. In this evening’s rousing concert, please join Beth Gibbs and her gifted Chamber Singers as they explore a variety of musical styles by such composers as Finland’s Einojuhani Rautavaara and America’s Daniel Elder, with poems by Spanish author Federico García Lorca and American poet Emily Dickinson, as they pay tribute to this beautiful and inspiring part of our galaxy. Monday, February…

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March 2019

Graphic Design Exhibit

March 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until March 29, 2019

Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Free

 Each year, Florida Southern’s senior graphic design students are challenged to create a fictitious company.  They are then responsible for creating its print and digital materials, products, and storefront displays in the Melvin & Burks Art Galleries as part of their thesis.  At times humorous, clever, and surprising, the ideas presented by our students still maintain the professionalism needed to enter the Graphic Design Field.  Awards, presented at the opening reception to our top three talented students. SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGN…

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EVENING AT THE SYMPHONY

March 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

 FSC’s Symphony Orchestra, directed by Kira Omelchenko, shares with us a concert featuring a potpourri of symphonic pieces showcasing an impressive array of techniques, timbres, textures, and themes. In music highlighting impressive technical standards, fiery rhythms, and beautiful – but powerful – melodies, we will hear pieces by Glinka (Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila), Maurice Ravel (selections from Tombeau de Couperin), and Antonin Dvořák (Symphony no. 8 – last movement).  As a very special treat, we will hear the talented…

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FSC|DANCE: Then and Now

March 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 – $18

 The past seems always to be reflected by the future.  In FSC|DANCE: Then and Now, the dance program demonstrates the truth of this statement with a two-act performance that pays homage to the past, as well as to the present. Act I of this fabulous program features the dancers’ talents as they perform an abbreviated version of Marius Petipa’s famous classical ballet, Swan Lake – followed by innovative original modern and neoclassical choreography by dance faculty and guest artists in…

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FSC|DANCE: Then and Now

March 24, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 – $18

 The past seems always to be reflected by the future.  In FSC|DANCE: Then and Now, the dance program demonstrates the truth of this statement with a two-act performance that pays homage to the past, as well as to the present. Act I of this fabulous program features the dancers’ talents as they perform an abbreviated version of Marius Petipa’s infamous classical ballet, Swan Lake – followed by innovative original modern and neoclassical choreography by dance faculty and guest artists in…

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Hollingsworth Trio

March 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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Free

Embracing the classic chamber music combination of violin, cello, and piano, the members of the popular Hollingsworth Trio share an evening of beautiful music designed to engage the listener in every way.  Choosing from a potpourri of delightful pieces for the ensemble, these charming musicians are guaranteed to demonstrate and celebrate the supremely collaborative art of the piano trio throughout music history.  Come join us to see what they have selected for this special performance! AN EVENING WITH THE HOLLINGSWORTH…

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Jazz Extraordinaire

March 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

In this special concert dedicated to all things jazz, the youthful members of the Florida Southern College Jazz Ensemble pool their considerable talents, wonderful instrumental techniques, and creative passions to provide us with an evening filled with a variety of jazz music.  Please join this group, and some very special guest artists as they lead us on an energetic and exciting journey through the world of jazz. Don’t miss it! JAZZ EXTRAORDINAIRE Thursday, March 28, 2019 – 7:30 p.m. FSC…

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April 2019

Festival Te Deum

April 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

 The historic and sacred Te Deum (Thee, O God) text is a beloved annunciation of praise set by countless composers.  In this special evening of choral music spanning the centuries, Beth Gibbs and FSC’s Chamber Singers and Concert Choir share several settings of this well-known laud and celebrate the many ways the praise can be sung.  From Franz Joseph Haydn in the classical era to Ēriks Ešenvalds during this time period, we will take a musicological journey across time, space,…

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Women of Note

April 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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Free

 To once again celebrate women composers who have made significant contributions to music, Professor Diane Stahl proudly presents Women of Note II. Encompassing different genres, from voice to chamber music, an impressive group of faculty artists will offer you an evening of total joy as they share music composed by such extraordinary women as Clara Schumann and Libby Larsen.  Among the performers, you will hear the Hollingsworth Trio (Parsché, Sedloff, and Thielen,), Colleen Blagov, Fernando Traba, and Mark Thomsen WOMEN…

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See How they Run

April 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 13, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Sunday, repeating until April 14, 2019

Loca Lee Buckner Theatre, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 – $18

 In a hilarious case of mistaken identity, this play is set in the idyllic English village of Merton-cum-Middlewick during the 1940s. It is World War II, and the village inhabitants are preparing themselves for the imminent threat of Nazi invasion. However, resident spinster, Miss Skillon, becomes convinced that her beloved vicar's wife is having an affair and she must attempt to expose her. Add an escaped German prisoner of war, a handsome actor, and some meddling neighbors – and hilarious…

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FSC Art Exhibit

April 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until April 26, 2019

Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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 Our final student exhibition showcases artwork created by Florida Southern’s own senior studio art students. Each senior explores a unique central idea over the course of a year and creates a thematic body of work that conveys the technical and experiential nature of artist expression and creation.  The results of their refreshingly artistic individual approaches to studio art production are celebrated at the opening reception, culminating with the presentation of the John R. Reuter Award. STUDIO ART SENIOR THESIS EXHIBITION…

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Soirée at Prince Orlofsky’s

April 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

A masked ball takes place at Prince Orlofsky’s Villa in Vienna, and as guests arrive (including Eisenstein, Adele, Dr. Falke, and Rosalinde), many begin to resemble people or characters from other lands or operas. As the energy builds (and the champagne flows), guests begin performing scenes from various operas and operettas by composers that include Mozart, Puccini, and Gilbert & Sullivan. Finally, the evening comes to a convincing end as they all waltz off into the night, just as Johann…

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Reflections

April 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

 The year 2019 marks the twentieth FSC spring band concert led by Dr. Jo Jossim! Can you believe it?  In this performance, she will pull some musical pieces from previous spring concerts that allow her to look back on past bands and themes, but – because wind band literature is always evolving and changing – she will also program pieces new to her and to this year’s FSC Symphony Band, creating the perfect time for us to look back, reflect,…

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Spirit of the Violin

April 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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Free

 How wonderful to have our last Faculty Artist Series performance of the year be given by violinist Rimma Bergeron-Langlois and her formidable partner at the piano, Keiko Andrews!  Together, these two remarkable musicians have led us through recitals that have engaged, challenged, and even gently humored us. You will enjoy the surprises they have to offer this year – so PLEASE – mark this date on your calendar for a sublime performance of violin/piano music, designed to soothe and excite…

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