Mozart and More

The Lakeland Choral Society opens its season with a choral-orchestra concert featuring Mozart’s Solemn Vespers and combined works with the children’s and girls ensembles of the Florida Southern Children’s Chorus. The concert will be in Florida Southern College’s Branscomb Auditorium on Sunday, November 15 at 3:00pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students, and […]

Opening Reception: All-Student Exhibition

Exhibition of works by current FSC students. Exhibit runs through December 7.

Traditions of South America

The FSC Concert Choir transports us on a musical journey to South America, delving into its rich and diverse musical history.  Featuring the well-known Missa Criolla by revered Argentine composer Ariel Ramirez as the musical centerpiece, this concert highlights seminal rhythms and texts from the region and introduces the vibrant composers and traditional folk tunes […]

Bandtastic IV: Band Day Encore

FSC Band Day

Now in its fourth year, this annual concert, conceived and directed by Jo Jossim, features dazzling new repertoire and intriguing new musical collaborations, presented within a fast-paced format in locations throughout the concert hall. With repertoire ranging from classical and jazz genres to popular and rock favorites, this event is full of musical surprises. Always […]

Opening Reception: Annual Lakeland Art Guild Exhibition

Lakeland Art Guild’s annual exhibition of works by local artists in Melvin Gallery on the campus of Florida Southern College.

Cookie Concert

This free annual performance offers a relaxed, interactive experience for elementary aged children and their families—one where dancing in the aisle is encouraged! Children are invited to participate in an interactive pre-concert demonstration of instruments with ISO musicians and are then treated to a 45 minute concert full of fun moments with the orchestra. 2:00PM […]

Apr 16: The Other Side of Sousa

FSC Band Day

John Phillip Sousa described a march as music that “should make a man with a wooden leg step out.” Although most notable as a composer of marches, he also composed many other types of music. During his lifetime, he produced over two hundred works, including symphonic poems, suites, songs, and operettas. Come hear the other […]

Senior Student Art Thesis Exhibition

Each year, many FSC senior studio art majors go on to top graduate programs. Join the seniors, students, faculty and guests in celebrating the culmination of their study at Florida Southern College in this exhibition, where you will be both delighted and inspired by the creative freshness and the polish of their work. The John R. Reuter Studio […]

Rebels and Runaways – Slave Resistance in the 19th Century

A Florida Lecture Series program presented by Larry Rivers, Professor of History, Valdosta State University. Using a variety of sources such as slaveholders’ wills, account books, court records, oral histories, and newspaper accounts, Larry Rivers explores the historical signifi cance of Florida as a runaway slave haven dating back to the 17th century and explains Florida’s […]

The Trip to Bountiful

The Trip to Bountiful

April 2–5; April 9–12, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Loca Lee Buckner Theatre The Trip to Bountiful tells the touching story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman who wants to return home from Houston to the small town where she grew up. Frequently stopped from leaving by her daughter-in-law and overprotective son […]

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494