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 […]

Romance, Lies, and Opera

To love and not be loved, at times touches us all. The ecstasy and pain of love, twisted by a mix of lies and truth … Is this life, or could it be a soap opera? No… it’s opera! Experience these emotions, as expressed through the dramatic – and sometimes melodramatic – music of opera […]

The Nutcracker Ballet

Florida Dance Theatre presents "The Nutcracker"

Dec. 19 & 20. Once again, 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 […]

Die Fledermaus

January 23, 7 pm. The Imperial Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with Florida Southern College, is pleased to present this year’s annual A Night at the Opera: Die Fledermaus, by Johann Strauss II. With an artistic staff headed by conductor James Caraher and stage director Mark Thomsen, this festive production will feature nationally acclaimed singers in […]

Roll Over Beethoven With Julian G

An internationally known pianist, composer, and recording artist, Julian Gargiulo brings his unique mix of programming and concertizing to this intriguing performance event. As a dynamic classical pianist, Mr. Gargiulo renders the compositions of renowned masters with extraordinary passion and precision, often juxtaposing them against his own jazz-infused compositions. In a “no-rules” approach, his informal […]

Sleeping Beauty

On February 23, the Moscow Festival Ballet returns to the stage of Branscomb Auditorium in its acclaimed production of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, the magical tale of a beautiful princess who waits in slumber to be awakened by the kiss of her true love, the prince. Danced to Petipa’s masterful choreography, this production will transport you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bandtastic IV: Band Day Encore

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 […]

Symphonic Soundscapes

Drawing on varied textures and timbres to create unique aural pictures, this concert features orchestral music inspired by nature, culture, and the environment.  From Brahms and his noble Academic Festival Overture to Tchaikovsky’s electrifying Finale from his Fifth Symphony, the members of the FSC Symphony Orchestra provide a stimulating evening of beautiful music under the […]

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