A Music Faculty Showcase: Stravinsky’s L’histoire du soldat

Featuring the FSC Music Faculty Receiving its premiere 100 years ago, Igor Stravinsky’s “L’histoire du soldat” (The Soldier’s Tale) tells the age-old story of how to deal with the devil. Although its completion coincides with the conclusion of World War I, the Soldier’s Tale is not a commentary on the war. Based on the Russian […]

Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra: An Evening of Brahms

Founded in 1491, the Staatskapelle Weimar is one of the oldest, most illustrious orchestras in the world with its history closely associated with some of the area’s best known musicians, including Johann Hummel, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss – and many others. In 1756, the orchestra was made the primary musical institution of the German city […]

Rogers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific

Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan Directed by James Beck; Musical direction by Christianne Roll With a Pulitzer Prize and ten Tony awards, this Rogers and Hammerstein classic is considered to be one of the greatest musicals of the twentieth century! Set in an […]

Lakeland Concert Band Concert

Lakeland Concert Band

Doors open at 1:15, pre-show at 1:45 and the band concert begins at 2:30. The concert (and parking!) are free, and no tickets are needed. The concert will feature romantic songs for Valentine’s Day, including songs from The Beatles and an old fashioned love song featuring vocalist Ken Brady. It’s time for the Olympics, so […]

“Sing me a Story, Read me a Song”

Features Christina Dominski-Sale, mezzo soprano; Mark Thomsen, tenor James Caraher, piano Whether it’s a romantic duet, a vengeful aria or a funny song, composers often draw their inspiration from novels, short stories, poems – or historical figures and events.  Composers such as Richard Strauss, Jules Massenet, and Irving Berlin have created a musical retelling of stories […]

Presences: New Work by Yolanda Sánchez

Through colorful passages of fluttering brushstrokes, Yolanda Sánchez translates the sensory experiences and transience of nature onto canvas and paper. Inspired by her investigations of the underlying power of eastern philosophy and art, Sánchez’s diaphanous, gestural forms encourage the eye to twirl and rest with each mark, evoking her training in dance and calligraphy. Through […]

Imperial Symphony Orchestra Presents: A Night at the Opera – Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi”

The Imperial Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with Florida Southern College, is pleased to present this year’s annual Night at the Opera, Puccini’s delightful comic opera tale, Gianni Schicchi. Spinning a charming story based on greed, deception, and of course – love – the cast members create an unforgettable work based on an incident from Dante’s […]

Presences: Opening Reception

New Work by Yolanda Sánchez Through colorful passages of fluttering brushstrokes, Yolanda Sánchez translates the sensory experiences and transience of nature onto canvas and paper. Inspired by her investigations of the underlying power of eastern philosophy and art, Sánchez’s diaphanous, gestural forms encourage the eye to twirl and rest with each mark, evoking her training […]

Florida Dance Theatre Presents: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

Florida Dance Theatre presents "The Nutcracker"

Lakeland’s own professional dance company, the Florida Dance Theatre, brings its celebrated annual production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the stage of Branscomb Auditorium. Performed with charm and perfection by the dynamic dancers of FSC’s company-in-residence, this breathtaking production features colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, and entrancing choreography. As a special treat, community children join the […]

Florida Dance Theatre Presents: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

Florida Dance Theatre presents "The Nutcracker"

Lakeland’s own professional dance company, the Florida Dance Theatre, brings its celebrated annual production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the stage of Branscomb Auditorium. Performed with charm and perfection by the dynamic dancers of FSC’s company-in-residence, this breathtaking production features colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, and entrancing choreography. As a special treat, community children join the […]

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