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 […]





A Gift for the Holidays

A GIFT FOR THE HOLIDAYS: THE CHRISTMAS GALA Saturday, December 10, 2016 – 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. FSC Music Department Branscomb Auditorium As the holidays approach, music faculty, staff, and students eagerly shift their attention to the preparation of FSC’s gift to the community, the Christmas Gala. Featuring such beloved traditions as Adolphe Adam’s […]





A Gift for the Holidays

A GIFT FOR THE HOLIDAYS: THE CHRISTMAS GALA Saturday, December 10, 2016 – 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. FSC Music Department Branscomb Auditorium As the holidays approach, music faculty, staff, and students eagerly shift their attention to the preparation of FSC’s gift to the community, the Christmas Gala. Featuring such beloved traditions as Adolphe Adam’s […]





Hidden Treasures for the Bassoon

HIDDEN TREASURES FOR THE BASSOON Tuesday, November 29, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. Fernando Traba, bassoon Rita Fandrich, piano Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall These extraordinary artists invite you to join them as they uncover beautiful, yet little-known, bassoon repertoire from the last 350 years. Among the hidden treasures are baroque, romantic, and contemporary works by […]





Rhythms of the Heart Concert

RHYTHMS OF THE HEART Monday, November 21, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. (Pre-concert presentation at 7:00 p.m.) FSC Symphony Orchestra, Kira Omelchenko, conductor Branscomb Auditorium In this special concert event, FSC’s Symphony Orchestra and School of Nursing dedicate an evening to the heart – the center of physical life and a universal symbol of thought, emotion, […]





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