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September 2017

Disruption and Conversation: Jerry N. Uelsmann, 50 Years in the Darkroom

September 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until November 3, 2017

Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Following the Melvin Gallery’s first-ever spring Pop-Up exhibition, we are pleased to present a retrospective of Jerry N. Uelsmann’s fifty-year career. Long before the invention of Adobe Photoshop, Uelsmann created photomontages by exposing multiple film negatives onto a singular sheet of photo paper in the darkroom, opposing the prominent idea that the final image should be unaltered and composed entirely in-camera. His incomparable precision resulted in seamless, transformative dreamscapes that trick the eye into momentarily believing what is seen. Venue:…

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Dividing the Estate

September 28 @ 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 October 7, 2017

An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Sunday, repeating until October 8, 2017

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

A Comedy by Horton Foote, Directed by Paul Bawek Winner of the 2008 Obie Award for Playwriting, Dividing the Estate is a human comedy about a rapacious Southern family tangling over their 100-year-old Texas estate in the face of their declining wealth and a looming financial crisis. Old resentments and sibling rivalries surface as the members of the hilariously dysfunctional Gordon family go head to head to see who might claim the biggest piece of the pie. Venue: Loca Lee Buckner…

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October 2017

“Sing me a Story, Read me a Song”

October 3 @ 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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featuring Christina Dominski-Sale, mezzo soprano; Mark Thomsen, tenor James Caraher, piano Whether it’s a romantic duet, a vengeful aria or a funny song, composers often draw their inspiration from novels, short stories, poems – or historical figures and events.  Composers such as Richard Strauss, Jules Massenet, and Irving Berlin have created a musical retelling of stories by authors such as Shakespeare, Goethe, or Victor Hugo; or of historical figures, such as Annie Oakley. At one time in the not-too-distant-past, a former…

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Music Under the Stars

October 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Band Shell, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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Featuring the FSC Symphony Band, Jo Jossim, conductor; FSC Jazz Ensemble, Paul Butcher, director Accompany us as we pursue our remarkable Music Under the Stars event at the L.N. Pipkin Bandshell! Join Jo Jossim, our celebrated director of FSC’s outstanding Symphony Band, and Paul Butcher, master of FSC’s Jazz Ensemble and its rich instrumental traditions, as they move their ensembles through the paces of this annual event, performing music that embraces old and challenges new performance traditions. And don’t forget…

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Myths, Legends, and Fairytales Choral Concert

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

Featuring the FSC Chamber Singers, Beth Gibbs, conductor Taken from literature or passed down through folklore and campfire tales, join Beth Gibbs and the Chamber Singers as they explore Myths, Legends, and Fairytales in this extraordinary concert event. You will notice a great many stories from different ages – and a great variety of nations to be explored – as we present stunning music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Ola Gjeilo, and many others. Venue: Branscomb Auditorium Monday, October 30 at…

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November 2017

Bandtastic VI: Band Day Encore

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 - $8

Featuring FSC Bands and Guest Performers, Jo Jossim, Artistic Director What an evening! Now in its sixth year, this annual concert event proves that dazzling new works – as well as traditionally-charged older works – all combine to create a concert that simply must utilize a virtual theatre-in-the-round. By turning Branscomb Auditorium and its many theater spaces into a “virtual theater,” we enjoy performances ranging from classical and jazz genres to popular and rock favorites! Come help Jo Jossim treat…

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“Fancy Dances” Brass Quintet

November 6 @ 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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featuring the FSC Faculty Brass Quintet From Allemande to Zumba, dances have inspired composers for centuries. Often composers use dance forms to expand their own musical language, taking dance rhythms beyond the ordinary. The members of the FSC Faculty Brass Quintet explore the many variants of dance forms from the Baroque to Modern, featuring music by Anthony Holborne, Ian MacDonald, and Leonard Bernstein’s final composition, Dance Suite. Venue: Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall Monday, November 6 at 7:30 PM

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Student Art Exhibition – Opening Reception

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Annual All-Student Exhibition Join us for a celebration of current work created by Florida Southern College art majors. This exhibition showcases the exceptional skills of our talented freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in all media. The breadth of the Department of Art and Art History is emphasized as we feature works in ceramics, painting, digital illustration, printmaking, and sculpture. The prestigious Florida Art Award is presented to a junior studio art major at the opening reception. Venue: Melvin Art Gallery November…

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FSC Dance: Fall Into Dance 2017

November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 - $18

This year’s Fall Dance performance is a diverse and inspired program featuring the artistic choreographic talent of FSC faculty and renowned guest artists in styles ranging from neoclassical ballet to contemporary modern dance.  These performances, led by Erin LaSala, artistic director, showcase the talents of Florida Southern College’s talented and versatile students in an exhilarating evening of dance that creates a nonverbal exchange of dialogue between the artists and audience. Venue: Branscomb Auditorium Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 PM Sunday, November…

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FSC Dance: Fall Into Dance 2017

November 12 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 - $18

This year’s Fall Dance performance is a diverse and inspired program featuring the artistic choreographic talent of FSC faculty and renowned guest artists in styles ranging from neoclassical ballet to contemporary modern dance. FSC Dance: Fall Into Dance 2017 , led by Erin LaSala, artistic director, showcases the talents of Florida Southern College’s talented and versatile students in an exhilarating evening of dance that creates a nonverbal exchange of dialogue between the artists and audience. Venue: Branscomb Auditorium Saturday, November…

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Annual FSC All-Student Exhibition

November 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until December 8, 2017

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

Join us for a celebration of current work created by Florida Southern College art majors. This exhibition showcases the exceptional skills of our talented freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in all media. The breadth of the Department of Art and Art History is emphasized as we feature works in ceramics, painting, digital illustration, printmaking, and sculpture. The prestigious Florida Art Award is presented to a junior studio art major at the opening reception. Venue: Melvin Art Gallery November 13 to December…

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Window to the East Orchestra Concert

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 - $8

Featuring the FSC Symphony Orchestra, Kira Omelchenko, conductor Showcasing music inspired by – or written by – Asian composers, Kira Omelchenko and her FSC Symphony Orchestra present an evening of music which provides a glimpse into the Eastern Hemisphere, featuring works by Ivan Borodin, Claude Debussy, Takashi Yoshimatsu, and Tan Dun. In addition, music faculty artists Mark Thomsen (tenor) and Fen-Fang Chen (pipa) join the orchestra in collaborative performances. Included on the program will be pieces that will include Puccini’s…

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 2, 2017

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 2:30pm on Sunday, repeating until December 3, 2017

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

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Burt Shelove and Larry Gelbart Directed by Scott Cook; Musical direction by Shannon Schrumm Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent – and one of the funniest musicals ever written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from the 2000 year-old comedies of Roman playwright, Plautus, with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. Pseudolus struggles to win the hand of…

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A Spirit of Gratitude Choral Concert

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 - $8

Featuring the FSC Concert Choir, Beth Gibbs, conductor We are grateful for so many things in our lives, and this concert is designed to help us remember our blessings and to express that gratitude through song. At the beginning of this Thanksgiving week, we ask that you join Beth Gibbs – and FSC’s Concert Choir – as they present A Spirit of Gratitude, featuring music by classic and contemporary composers alike, including the Italian, Antonio Vivaldi – and the extraordinary…

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December 2017

Joys of the Season: The Christmas Gala

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

Featuring the FSC Music Department Highly anticipated each year, the Department of Music’s Christmas Gala has become an essential music tradition for the community. This year’s edition, Joys of the Season: The Christmas Gala, offers a wonder-filled array of musical favorites performed by Department of Music students, faculty, and guests, including members of FSC’s Dance Program. Come join the holiday fun and festivities in beautifully adorned Branscomb Auditorium! Venue: Branscomb Auditorium Saturday, December 9 at 2:30 PM Saturday, December 9 at…

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Joys of the Season: The Christmas Gala

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

Featuring the FSC Music Department Highly anticipated each year, the Department of Music’s Christmas Gala has become an essential music tradition for the community. This year’s edition, Joys of the Season: The Christmas Gala, offers a wonder-filled array of musical favorites performed by Department of Music students, faculty, and guests, including members of FSC’s Dance Program. Come join the holiday fun and festivities in beautifully adorned Branscomb Auditorium! Venue: Branscomb Auditorium Saturday, December 9 at 2:30 PM Saturday, December 9 at…

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Florida Dance Theatre Presents: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

December 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 - $18
Florida Dance Theatre presents "The Nutcracker"

Lakeland’s own professional dance company, the Florida Dance Theatre, brings its celebrated annual production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the stage of Branscomb Auditorium. Performed with charm and perfection by the dynamic dancers of FSC’s company-in-residence, this breathtaking production features colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, and entrancing choreography. As a special treat, community children join the professional dancers, creating a family-friendly, feel-good performance. What a perfect seasonal gift for the entire family! Venue: Branscomb Auditorium Saturday, December 16 at 7:30 PM Sunday,…

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Florida Dance Theatre Presents: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

December 17 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 - $18
Florida Dance Theatre presents "The Nutcracker"

Lakeland’s own professional dance company, the Florida Dance Theatre, brings its celebrated annual production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the stage of Branscomb Auditorium. Performed with charm and perfection by the dynamic dancers of FSC’s company-in-residence, this breathtaking production features colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, and entrancing choreography. As a special treat, community children join the professional dancers, creating a family-friendly, feel-good performance. What a perfect seasonal gift for the entire family! Venue: Branscomb Auditorium Saturday, December 16 at 7:30 PM Sunday,…

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January 2018

Presences: Opening Reception

January 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Free

New Work by Yolanda Sánchez Through colorful passages of fluttering brushstrokes, Yolanda Sánchez translates the sensory experiences and transience of nature onto canvas and paper. Inspired by her investigations of the underlying power of eastern philosophy and art, Sánchez’s diaphanous, gestural forms encourage the eye to twirl and rest with each mark, evoking her training in dance and calligraphy. Through Sánchez’s energetic use of line and color, viewers to this exhibition will discover their own moments of inspiration. Venue: Melvin…

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Imperial Symphony Orchestra Presents: A Night at the Opera – Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi”

January 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$15 - $60

The Imperial Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with Florida Southern College, is pleased to present this year’s annual Night at the Opera, Puccini’s delightful comic opera tale, Gianni Schicchi. Spinning a charming story based on greed, deception, and of course – love – the cast members create an unforgettable work based on an incident from Dante’s Divine Comedy, where the lead character, Gianni Schicchi, is condemned to hell for impersonating the rich Buoso Donati. What a tangled web we weave! Come…

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Presences: New Work by Yolanda Sánchez

January 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 23, 2018

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

Through colorful passages of fluttering brushstrokes, Yolanda Sánchez translates the sensory experiences and transience of nature onto canvas and paper. Inspired by her investigations of the underlying power of eastern philosophy and art, Sánchez’s diaphanous, gestural forms encourage the eye to twirl and rest with each mark, evoking her training in dance and calligraphy. Through Sánchez’s energetic use of line and color, viewers to this exhibition will discover their own moments of inspiration. Venue: Melvin Art Gallery January 22 to…

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February 2018

Rogers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific

February 15, 2018 @ 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 25, 2018

An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Sunday, repeating until February 25, 2018

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

Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan Directed by James Beck; Musical direction by Christianne Roll With a Pulitzer Prize and ten Tony awards, this Rogers and Hammerstein classic is considered to be one of the greatest musicals of the twentieth century! Set in an island paradise during World War II, South Pacific tells two parallel love stories of couples confronting the dangers of prejudice and war with an unforgettable…

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Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra: An Evening of Brahms

February 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 - $18

Founded in 1491, the Staatskapelle Weimar is one of the oldest, most illustrious orchestras in the world with its history closely associated with some of the area’s best known musicians, including Johann Hummel, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss – and many others. In 1756, the orchestra was made the primary musical institution of the German city of Weimar and to this day, remains that city’s musical beacon to the world. On this rare North American tour, the orchestra will feature Brahms:…

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A Music Faculty Showcase: Stravinsky’s L’histoire du soldat

February 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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Featuring the FSC Music Faculty Receiving its premiere 100 years ago, Igor Stravinsky’s “L’histoire du soldat” (The Soldier’s Tale) tells the age-old story of how to deal with the devil. Although its completion coincides with the conclusion of World War I, the Soldier’s Tale is not a commentary on the war. Based on the Russian folk tale, The Runaway Soldier and the Devil, Swiss writer C. F. Ramuz created a libretto to accompany the music in which the rhythms continually…

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March 2018

A Love Story – Choral Concert

March 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 - $8

featuring the FSC Choral Department, directed by Dr. Beth Gibbs Love is definitely in the air! And for this concert, also on the stage, as both the FSC Chamber Singers and FSC Concert Choir combine forces in a remarkable evening of choral music designed to highlight various types of material. Each choir will present music on the universal theme of love – and its many facets – featuring various genres and styles, including composers like Norman Dello Joio, Z. Randall…

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For the Love of Music: An Evening With Rita Fandrich and Friends

March 12, 2018 @ 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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Featuring Artists: Rita Fandrich, piano Fernando Traba, Betsy Traba, Stacey McColley, Richard Sparrow, and Dione Sparrow How thrilled we are this year to offer a beautiful performance by our extraordinary piano artist-in-residence, Rita Fandrich! A member of the full-time faculty for decades, Professor Fandrich taught generations of students; performed as a soloist and chamber musician on campus, in Florida, and throughout the country; and served as an academician in countless local, regional, state, and national institutions, competitions, and organizations. We…

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Treasures for the Violin and Piano

March 14, 2018 @ 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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Featuring Artists: Rimma Bergeron-Langlois, violin; Keiko Andrews, piano Oh my – how we missed her last season! Fortunately, she agreed to return to our recital season this year, and we couldn’t be more pleased. Once again, tapping on her extraordinary piano colleague, Keiko Williams, Rimma Bergeron-Langlois will explore and exploit the extraordinary repertoire for violin and piano, exciting us with her virtuosity, inspiring us with her artistry, and impressing us with her formidable musicianship and artistry. Rimma – welcome back!…

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Graphic Design: Opening Reception

March 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Senior Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition 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 Gallery as part of their thesis. At times humorous, clever, and surprising, the ideas presented by our students still maintain the professionalism needed to enter a graphic design field. Awards are presented at the opening reception to our top three talented students.…

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Senior Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition

March 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until March 30, 2018

Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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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 Gallery as part of their thesis. At times humorous, clever, and surprising, the ideas presented by our students still maintain the professionalism needed to enter a graphic design field. Awards are presented at the opening reception to our top three talented students. Venue: Melvin Art Gallery March…

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FSC Opera Theatre presents: “The Gondoliers” by Gilbert and Sullivan

March 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 - $8

Mark Thomsen, director; FSC Opera Orchestra, Kira Omelchenko, conductor Two newly married, personable gondoliers discover that one of them is the heir to the throne of the kingdom of Barataria. Due to an error of identity in their youth, either one of them could be the heir, so they agree to share the duties of ruling the kingdom until the rightful heir is identified. Complicating the situation, they discover that the rightful king was married to the daughter of the Duke…

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Jazz Fusion Concert

March 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 - $8

Featuring the FSC Jazz Ensemble, Paul Butcher, director Dynamic jazz professor Paul Butcher leads this youthful FSC Jazz Ensemble through a potpourri of jazz styles that will delight and entertain. From the classics to the modern era, this group’s repertoire features both big band sounds and small combo excitement, regardless of the era. Tonight, we will enjoy the surprise visit of a guest artist who will treat us all to an evening of music characterized by enthusiasm, passion, and spirit.…

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April 2018

Celebration of Composers’ 2018 Anniversaries: Bernstein, Debussy, and Joplin

April 3, 2018 @ 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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Artist: Fen-Fang Chen, artistic director In any year characterized by hordes of unknown anniversaries, how wonderful to see that we are nevertheless visited by celebrations that are also truly meaningful, such as the 100th anniversaries of composers’ deaths (Claude Debussy and Scott Joplin) and the 100th anniversaries of composers’ births (Leonard Bernstein). This year, Fen-Fang Chen leads us on a delightful journey through a few of these anniversaries, extolling the virtues (and occasionally the imperfections) of those composers. She will…

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Julius Caesar

April 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 15, 2018

An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Sunday, repeating until April 15, 2018

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

By William Shakespeare Adapted and Directed by Paul Bawek In this Florida Southern College “edition,” Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, a classic political tragedy,  is reset in a women's prison in the present day. This remarkably strapping work about power and honor will continue to explore the story of the amazing conspiracy against an overly ambitious Caesar – and the race to “rule the world.” Venue: Loca Lee Buckner Theatre April 5 to 8, 2018 at 7:30 PM (Sundays at 2:30 PM) April 12…

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Studio Art: Opening Reception

April 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Melvin Gallery

Senior Studio Art Thesis Exhibition Our final student exhibition showcases artwork created by Florida Southern College’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 artistic expression and creation. These artists’ refreshing approaches are celebrated at the opening reception, culminating with the presentation of the John R. Reuter Award. Venue: Melvin Art Gallery April 6 to…

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Senior Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

April 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until April 27, 2018

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

Our final student exhibition showcases artwork created by Florida Southern College’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 artistic expression and creation. These artists’ refreshing approaches are celebrated at the opening reception, culminating with the presentation of the John R. Reuter Award. Venue: Melvin Art Gallery April 9 to April 27, 2018 Opening Reception:…

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Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K. 339

April 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 - $8

Featuring the FSC Choral department, Beth Gibbs, conductor Written in 1780, Vesperae solennes de confessore, is one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most beloved choral works, composed for liturgical use in the Salzburg Cathedral as his final choral work for that venue. Join Beth Gibbs, FSC’s Chamber Singers and Concert Choir for an evening of beauty, elegance, and admiration of this fine sacred composition, as well as for other shorter compositions that provide context, variation, and similarities. Venue: Branscomb Auditorium Monday,…

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“Elements of Nature” Band Concert

April 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 - $8

Featuring the FSC Symphony Band, Jo Jossim, conductor Wind is a true element of nature, and the Symphony Band traditionally flourishes through its properties. Artists have continually been inspired by nature’s glory, and it is this point of departure that the Symphony Band brings to the stage this spring. Come celebrate the bounty of nature through sounds – with an evening of music inspired by mother earth. Among the pieces to be shared are “Niagara Falls” by Michael Daugherty and…

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FSC Dance: Momentum

April 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on April 22, 2018 at 2:30pm

Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 - $18

In dance and in life, momentum is the key. While this theory exists as an omnipresent tool for dancers, their physicality can be expressed in countless ways through various forces. From classical ballet to contemporary dance, FSC|Dance: Momentum builds in excitement from the moment the curtain rises. This performance features an abbreviated reconstruction of the classical ballet Pequita, as well as several premieres of original choreography by faculty and guest artists, all performed by the talented and versatile students of the FSC…

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A Celebration of the Flute!

April 24, 2018 @ 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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Featuring Artists: Colleen Blagov, flute; Cheryl Tschanz, piano What instrument carries with it so much brilliance, fun, etherealism, and poetry? Why – the flute! As noted by our extraordinary flute colleague, Colleen Blagov, the flute speaks volumes, and at so many levels. We are fortunate this year to engage our remarkable flutist in a special performance for the Faculty Artist Series – with an extraordinary pianist, Cheryl Tschanz. The two have promised to explore all realms of possibility – in…

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“Symphonic Dances” Orchestra Concert

April 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 - $8

Featuring the FSC Symphony Orchestra, Kira Omelchenko, conductor Celebrating the conclusion of the Festival of Fine Arts performance season, the FSC Symphony Orchestra presents a vibrant evening of symphonic music designed to showcase this mighty musical medium through various dance expressions and styles. In addition to Jacques Offenbach’s delightful “Can-Can” from Orpheus and the Underworld and selections from Leonard Bernstein’s iconic West Side Story Symphonic Dances, the winners of FSC’s third annual orchestra concerto/aria competition will offer impressive collaborative performances. Venue:…

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May 2018

Lakeland Art Guild – Opening Reception

May 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Lakeland Art Guild

Annual Lakeland Art Guild Spring Exhibition For over thirty years, the Melvin Art Gallery has partnered with the Lakeland Art Guild to host their annual spring exhibition. Founded in 1952, the Lakeland Art Guild is the oldest local community arts organization in Polk County. We are pleased to exhibit works created by local artists and to bring together the members of our community to recognize our homegrown talent. Join us at the opening for the announcement of awards given by…

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Annual Lakeland Art Guild Spring Exhibition

May 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until June 8, 2018

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

For over thirty years, the Melvin Art Gallery has partnered with the Lakeland Art Guild to host their annual spring exhibition. Founded in 1952, the Lakeland Art Guild is the oldest local community arts organization in Polk County. We are pleased to exhibit works created by local artists and to bring together the members of our community to recognize our homegrown talent. Join us at the opening for the announcement of awards given by select judges. Venue: Melvin Art Gallery…

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Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494