THE SAXOPHONE: VERSATILITY UNLEASHED!

A consummate musician in all genres – from classical to jazz and everything in between – Valerie Gillespie is a formidable performer.  Tonight this FSC artist-teacher, joined by pianist Robert Winslow, shares her love for the saxophone, celebrated for its own musical versatility with its classical roots and jazz lineage.  Come experience the range and […]

MUSIC UNDER THE STARS

To celebrate the unofficial beginning of autumn, FSC’s Symphony Band and Jazz Ensemble combine forces to present an evening of entertaining instrumental music. Come join us on the grounds of the historic Pipkin Bandshell for a festive musical tribute to this treasured American tradition of outdoor band concerts where you can tap your toes to […]

ABOUT TIME

FSC Choral

Whether we feel that it is in short supply or drags on endlessly, time is something over which we wish we had more control. Through delightful repertoire, including Benjamin Britten’s Time, a buoyant and exuberant personification of this commodity and Anything Goes, Cole Porter’s rousing Broadway hit comparing the virtues of past times with the […]

ALMOST, MAINE

ALMOST, MAINE Written by John Cariani, Directed by Paul Bawek October 1-4; 8-11, 2015 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) This sweet romantic comedy takes place in Almost, Maine, a mythical town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States.  On a cold, clear, moonless night, with a possibility of seeing the […]

LOVE, LOST; LOVE GAINED: MUSICAL THEATRE LOVE SONGS

Why do characters in musical theatre sing?  Love, of course!  FSC’s musical theatre director, mezzo soprano Christianne Roll, explores this theory with pianist Patrick Fleitz in songs that run the gamut from traditional Broadway classics to more contemporary musical theatre repertoire. Join this duo as they perform such favorites as Bill and Can’t Help Lovin’ […]

Robert Vickrey: Master of Magic Realism

Exhibit runs September 4 – November 4, 2015. Gallery hours are 9am-4pm weekdays, when school is in session. Opening Reception: Friday, September 4 – 7:00 p.m. FSC is pleased to present the work of American master Robert Vickrey, one of the most celebrated magic realist artists of the twentieth century and perhaps the most storied […]

FSCC Spring Concert

The Florida Southern Children’s Choir for unchanged boys and girls voices, a choral division of the Lakeland Choral Society, will be performing with the Girls’ Choir as part of the Florida Southern Children’s Chorus Spring Concert in Branscomb Auditorium on Friday, May 15th. To learn more about these organizations, go to http:www.lakelandchoralsociety.org or follow the Girls’ Choir at […]

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.

May 15: Florida Southern Children’s Chorus Spring Concert

The Florida Southern Children’s Choir for unchanged boys and girls voices, a choral division of the Lakeland Choral Society, will be performing with the Girls’ Choir as part of the Florida Southern Children’s Chorus Spring Concert in Branscomb Auditorium on Friday, May 15th. To learn more about these organizations, go to http:www.lakelandchoralsociety.org or follow the Girls’ Choir at […]

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 […]

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