Spirit of the Violin

 How wonderful to have our last Faculty Artist Series performance of the year be given by violinist Rimma Bergeron-Langlois and her formidable partner at the piano, Keiko Andrews!  Together, these two remarkable musicians have led us through recitals that have engaged, challenged, and even gently humored us. You will enjoy the surprises they have to […]

Reflections

 The year 2019 marks the twentieth FSC spring band concert led by Dr. Jo Jossim! Can you believe it?  In this performance, she will pull some musical pieces from previous spring concerts that allow her to look back on past bands and themes, but – because wind band literature is always evolving and changing – […]

Festival Te Deum

 The historic and sacred Te Deum (Thee, O God) text is a beloved annunciation of praise set by countless composers.  In this special evening of choral music spanning the centuries, Beth Gibbs and FSC’s Chamber Singers and Concert Choir share several settings of this well-known laud and celebrate the many ways the praise can be […]

Jazz Extraordinaire

In this special concert dedicated to all things jazz, the youthful members of the Florida Southern College Jazz Ensemble pool their considerable talents, wonderful instrumental techniques, and creative passions to provide us with an evening filled with a variety of jazz music.  Please join this group, and some very special guest artists as they lead […]

Hollingsworth Trio

Embracing the classic chamber music combination of violin, cello, and piano, the members of the popular Hollingsworth Trio share an evening of beautiful music designed to engage the listener in every way.  Choosing from a potpourri of delightful pieces for the ensemble, these charming musicians are guaranteed to demonstrate and celebrate the supremely collaborative art […]

EVENING AT THE SYMPHONY

 FSC’s Symphony Orchestra, directed by Kira Omelchenko, shares with us a concert featuring a potpourri of symphonic pieces showcasing an impressive array of techniques, timbres, textures, and themes. In music highlighting impressive technical standards, fiery rhythms, and beautiful – but powerful – melodies, we will hear pieces by Glinka (Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila), Maurice […]

Ballad to the Moon

 For centuries the moon has enthralled poets, composers, and laymen alike, as expressed in poems, music, and other works. In this evening’s rousing concert, please join Beth Gibbs and her gifted Chamber Singers as they explore a variety of musical styles by such composers as Finland’s Einojuhani Rautavaara and America’s Daniel Elder, with poems by […]

Russian Ballet: Don Quixote

THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET presents   LEON MINKUS’ Don Quixote  Resplendent with glittering costumes, lavish sets, and a sweeping musical score, the Russian National Ballet’s colorful production of Don Quixote is Russian ballet at its most powerful and thrilling, transporting audiences to a make-believe Spain where dancing dryads, gypsies, and knights will delight both young and […]

JULIAN GARGIULO

JULIAN GARGIULO, Pianist: Back By Popular Demand!  When last seen in Lakeland in January 2017, this incredible piano virtuoso and Steinway Artist had just completed his second year in Florida Southern College’s Festival of Fine Arts, sharing (with his favorite audience) his inimitable style, irrepressible humor, and brilliant musicianship. Back, due to popular demand, he […]

The Nutcracker

FLORIDA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS: TCHAIKOVSKY’S The Nutcracker  In celebration of their 25th anniversary, the members of Florida Dance Theatre (FSC’s company-in-residence under the direction of Carol Erkes), bring their classic holiday tradition of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the Festival of Fine Arts.  Come see this timeless holiday masterpiece, performed with charm and perfection by the dynamic […]

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