Symphonic Jubilations

SYMPHONIC JUBILATIONS Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. (Pre-concert presentation at 7:00 p.m.) FSC Symphony Orchestra, Kira Omelchenko, conductor Branscomb Auditorium Heralding the end 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 and its full range […]




Cityscapes

CITYSCAPES BAND CONCERT Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Symphony Band, Jo Jossim, conductor Branscomb Auditorium While architects create meaning through spatial “frozen” relationships of rhythm, proportion, and harmony, composers create meaning through the “fluid” interaction over time of these same elements. Using parallels and contrasts between architecture and music, FSC’s Symphony Band […]




Dreams and Innovations

DREAMS AND INNOVATIONS CHOIR CONCERT Monday, April 10, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Concert Choir, Beth Gibbs, conductor Branscomb Auditorium Ideas. Invention. Progress. Many pivotal elements of today’s society and culture were once deemed radical, and we owe much to the brilliance of past dreamers and innovators who persevered to bring new ideas to light. […]




Women of Note

WOMEN OF NOTE Monday, April 3, 2017 – 7:30 PM Diane Stahl, director Hollingsworth Trio; Colleen Blagov, flute; Chen/Parsché Piano Duo; Steven Laraia, viola Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall In celebration of women composers who have “quietly” made significant contributions to music throughout history, we present an impressive group of faculty artists who will perform […]




Jazz Odyssey

JAZZ ODYSSEY Thursday, March 30, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Jazz Ensemble, Paul Butcher, director Branscomb Auditorium Join veteran jazz performer, composer, and educator Paul Butcher and FSC’s Jazz Ensemble as they take us on a journey through the extraordinary range of styles, techniques, and musical ideas that make up jazz. With energy and panache, […]




From Generation to Generation

FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION CHOIR CONCERT Tuesday, March 28, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Chamber Singers, Beth Gibbs, conductor Festival of Fine Arts: Branscomb Auditorium Branscomb Auditorium Whether found in familiar folk tunes or works by poets and composers, stories and traditions are often passed down through song. Featuring selections by choral composers such as […]




Music Faculty Showcase

A MUSIC FACULTY SHOWCASE: EDITION 2017 Monday, March 13, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Music Faculty Branscomb Auditorium Members of FSC’s distinguished music faculty join forces to present a delightful program of solo and chamber music in repertoire ranging from vocal to strings, piano, and instrumental. A special treat will be the first FSC performance […]




Quintessential Brass

QUINTESSENTIAL BRASS Tuesday, February 7, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Faculty Brass Quintet Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall Back by popular request, the members of FSC’s Faculty Brass Quintet have chosen works for this performance that each believes to be a quintessential part of the brass quintet repertoire. Covering a gamut of styles, techniques, and sounds […]




World Music

WORLD MUSIC: CULTURES, CUSTOMS, AND COLORS Tuesday, January 31, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. Fen-Fang Chen, director and pipa Dave Coash, percussion; Stacey McColley, clarinet; Beth Gibbs, voice Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall In an exciting evening dedicated to the exploration of music beyond Euro-American cultures, these faculty artists will draw on national, regional, and local […]




Julian G Piano Concert

JULIAN G – DIRECT FROM CARNEGIE HALL Featuring Julian Gargiulo, piano Thursday, January 26, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. Branscomb Auditorium Julian is back! Following his dazzling performance in last season’s Festival of Fine Arts series for a wildly enthusiastic audience, international piano virtuoso and Steinway artist Julian Gargiulo returns to the stage of Branscomb Auditorium […]




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