In Paradisum: The Faure Requiem

IN PARADISUM: THE FAURÉ REQUIEM Tuesday, November 8, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Concert Choir, Beth Gibbs, conductor Branscomb Auditorium French romanticist Gabriel Fauré’s setting of the requiem mass is among the most beloved of this text, with its prayerful and pensive tone making it a cherished pillar of choral literature. Exuding qualities of beauty, […]





The Singing Trombone

THE SINGING TROMBONE Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. Brian Brink, trombone Paula Parsché, piano Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall Returning to the Faculty Artist Series, trombonist Brian Brink continues to capture the melodic character of the bass trombone through rich repertoire that includes folksongs, airs, ballads, and songs, not only from the instrument’s […]





Music under the Stars

MUSIC UNDER THE STARS Thursday, October 13, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Symphony Band, Jo Jossim, conductor; FSC Jazz Ensemble, Paul Butcher, director L.N. Pipkin Bandshell (rain location: Branscomb Auditorium) Who doesn’t love an outdoor band concert? With its relaxed atmosphere, beautiful autumn weather, striking starlit skies, and appealing range of musical styles, this event […]





Faculty-Student Showcase

Variety show benefiting Harrison Department scholarships.





The Purple Xperience

Celebrate the unique and talented life and music of Prince with this special tribute concert. The Purple Xperience, a five-piece tribute band hailing from Minneapolis, brings the memories of Prince and The Revolution to audiences of all generations. Led by Matt Fink (aka Doctor Fink), a member of Prince and The Revolution from 1978 to […]





A Journey Through Song

A JOURNEY THROUGH SONG Tuesday, September 20, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. Beth Gibbs, mezzo soprano; Mark Thomsen, tenor Paula Parsché, piano Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall Join these faculty favorites as they take us on a journey through songs, arias, and duets that have held special memories for them in their lives and careers. Drawing […]





Classic Albums Live presents The Who “Who’s Next”







Anton Brees’ Birthday Carillon Concert

The Carillon concert takes place at 1pm and 3pm. Serving from 1928 until 1967, Mr. Anton Brees was as the first carillonneur at Bok Tower Gardens.





Michael McArthur Live with the ISO

On September 10, the Imperial Symphony Orchestra will open its 51st season by welcoming Michael McArthur to the Polk Theatre stage for the inaugural Singer Songwriter Session. A native of Lakeland, Michael McArthur is a solo artist with acoustic roots whose soulful music is a perfect complement to the classical sound of the orchestra. A […]





Over 55 Show Band Concert

Over 55 Show Band

Simply Super Songs of September





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