Festival of Fine Arts presents THE FSC JAZZ ENSEMBLE Thursday, March 26, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. Season after season, the youthful members of the FSC Jazz Ensemble, under the expert leadership of Paul Butcher, Director of Jazz Studies, mesmerize and entertain audiences of all ages with their savvy musicianship and keen sense of style. This […]

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 […]

Classical Mastery

FSC Choral

Florida Southern College Festival of Fine Arts Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. Franz Joseph Haydn wrote many spectacular masses, especially at the end of his life. Under the baton of Beth Gibbs, the FSC Concert Choir will present one such late mass, the Missa in Angustiis, also known as the “Lord Nelson Mass.” […]


THE FSC JAZZ FACULTY COLLECTIVE IN CONCERT Faculty Artist Series – FREE! Tuesday, March 24, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. This newest Florida Southern College faculty ensemble made its debut in last season’s Festival of Fine Arts event, A Faculty Showcase, Edition 2014, and was an immediate hit. All formidable jazz musicians in their own right, […]

Lakeland Concert Band Concert

Lakeland Concert Band

Branscomb Auditorium Florida Southern College Pre-show 1:45 p.m. Concert 2:30 p.m. Remember why you came to Florida? We’ll remind you with some winter melodies. Plus, we’ll have themes from favorite movies, songs from the 1960s from “Jersey Boys”, some great jazz, and lots more. And, of course, songs for your sweetheart. We hope you’ll join […]


An Opera by Jacques Offenbach FSC Festival of Fine Arts Friday, March 20, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. Offenbach was the king of the Parisian operetta, and this delightful production, performed in English, bubbles like champagne. It tells the tale of two penniless street singers, La Périchole and her lover, Paquillo. Entering the story is the […]

FSC Senior Thesis Exhibition Opening Reception

Exhibition of works by Florida Southern College’s senior graphic design students. Free!

Senior Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition

Exhibition of works by Florida Southern College’s senior graphic design students. Gallery hours: 9am-4pm weekdays, when school is in session. Free!


Festival of Fine Arts Tuesday, February 24, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. Whether it is to lift our spirits, enhance a special moment, or simply provide pure enjoyment, there are many reasons why we all love music. This concert will explore why we sing and want to share what moves us in this beautiful art. The […]

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