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 […]

Night at the Opera

IMPERIAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: A NIGHT AT THE OPERA LEONCAVALLO’S “Pagliacci” (in Italian) Saturday, January 21, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. Branscomb Auditorium Ticket Information: www.imperialsymphonyorchestra.org The Imperial Symphony Orchestra’s unique “A Night at the Opera” fuses nationally and internationally-renowned singers and artistic staff with local professional singers, production/artistic staff, and ISO musicians. Rounding out this […]

Julian G Piano Concert

JULIAN G – DIRECT FROM CARNEGIE HALL Featuring Julian Gargiulo, piano Thursday, January 26, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. Branscomb Auditorium Julian is back! Following his dazzling performance in last season’s Festival of Fine Arts series for a wildly enthusiastic audience, international piano virtuoso and Steinway artist Julian Gargiulo returns to the stage of Branscomb Auditorium […]

Swan Lake

RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET PRESENTS: TCHAIKOVSKY’S “Swan Lake” Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. (Pre-ballet presentation at 6:45 p.m. in Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall) Branscomb Auditorium In a much-anticipated return to the stage of Branscomb Auditorium, the Russian National Ballet brings its exquisite production of Tchaikovsky’s beloved Swan Lake to Lakeland audiences. Of the great classics, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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