The Nutcracker Ballet

FLORIDA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS: TCHAIKOVSKY’S The Nutcracker Ballet Saturday, December 17, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 18, 2016 – 2:30 p.m. Branscomb Auditorium Florida Dance Theatre, FSC’s company-in-residence, brings its celebrated production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the Festival of Fine Arts. A holiday tradition for generations of families, this timeless classic tells the […]




The Nutcracker Ballet

FLORIDA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS: TCHAIKOVSKY’S The Nutcracker Ballet Saturday, December 17, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 18, 2016 – 2:30 p.m. Branscomb Auditorium Florida Dance Theatre, FSC’s company-in-residence, brings its celebrated production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the Festival of Fine Arts. A holiday tradition for generations of families, this timeless classic tells the […]




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 […]




Shanghai Acrobats of the Peoples Republic of China

For more than 50 years the company of the Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China has perfected acrobatic artistry, becoming one of the most influential and competitive acrobatic companies in China.  Featuring a display of phenomenal, nearly unrealistic, edge-of-your-seat feats of strength, balance, endurance, and stunning beauty, these captivating artists push all the […]




The Secret Garden

THE SECRET GARDEN November 17-20; December 1-4, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Music by Lucy Simon Script and lyrics by Marsha Norman Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett Directed by James Beck Loca Lee Buckner Theatre Winner of the Tony and Drama Desk awards for Best Book, this enchanting children’s classic […]




The Secret Garden

THE SECRET GARDEN November 17-20; December 1-4, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Music by Lucy Simon Script and lyrics by Marsha Norman Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett Directed by James Beck Loca Lee Buckner Theatre Winner of the Tony and Drama Desk awards for Best Book, this enchanting children’s classic […]




University of Florida Men’s Basketball

Gator Nation will be descending upon the Lakeland Center on November, 17, 2016 as The University of Florida Men’s Basketball team play St. Bonaventure. The game time will be announced at a later date. As the Gators home, the O’Connell Center is putting the finishing touches on its new facility they will be playing a […]




Bandtastic

BANDTASTIC V: BAND DAY ENCORE Friday, November 4, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Bands and Guest Performers, Jo Jossim, Artistic Director Branscomb Auditorium Celebrating its fifth year as a highly anticipated Festival of Fine Arts must-see event, Bandtastic has proven that the stage simply isn’t big enough to hold this concert! As music from all […]




Searching for Hope and Guidance

SEARCHING FOR HOPE AND GUIDANCE CHOIR CONCERT Thursday, October 27, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Chamber Singers, Beth Gibbs, conductor Branscomb Auditorium In an often challenging and chaotic world, music becomes a source of comfort, solace, and hope. In works such as Padre G. B. Martini’s Domine ad adjuvandum me festina (Lord, make haste to help […]




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 […]




Polk Arts Alliance

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