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, […]

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”

Polk Arts Alliance

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