Treasures for the Violin

Back by popular request for the third year in a row, Orlando Philharmonic concertmaster and FSC violin professor Rimma Bergeron-Langlois brings her incomparable artistry to the Faculty Artist Series.  Having treated her audiences to transcendent musical interpretations and demonstrated extraordinary feats of virtuosity in past performances of great classics for violin by composers like Brahms, […]





Brass Synergy

FREE Concert on Feb. 2 at 7:30pm. As varied in appearance as in sound, the instruments of the brass family contribute regularly to the pageantry of life’s most important occasions.  Whether played singly or in various combinations, they produce a wide range of sounds from noble to profound, creating colors and moods that are uniquely […]





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 […]





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 […]





Mark Mitchell: Multimedia & Conceptual Pop Artist Reception

Melvin Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, January 22, 2016 – 7 pm. An international multimedia artist specializing in the painting of conceptual pop art, Mark Mitchell draws on the power of  mass media and pop culture, repurposing contemporary icons, imagery, and techniques to create a personal artistic statement, rich in meaning and social commentary. With a career as […]





Mark Mitchell: Conceptual Pop Painter & Multimedia Artist

Melvin Gallery

Exhibit runs January 22 – February 19. Gallery hours are 9am-4pm weekdays, when school is in session. Opening Reception: Friday, January 22, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. An international multimedia artist specializing in the painting of conceptual pop art, Mark Mitchell draws on the power of  mass media and pop culture, repurposing contemporary icons, imagery, and […]





Florida Lecture Series: J. Michael Francis

January 14 at 7 pm. J. Michael Francis (Hough Family Chair of Florida Studies and Professor of History, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg) presents “Before Jamestown: Europeans, Africans, and Indians in La Florida, 1513-1607.”   Now in its 18th year, the Florida Lecture Series is a forum that brings speakers to the FSC campus who […]





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 […]





Home for the Holidays: The Christmas Gala

Two performances: Saturday, December 12, 2015 – 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Highly anticipated each year, the FSC Music Department’s Christmas Gala has become an essential holiday music tradition for the college and greater community. This year’s edition, Home for the Holidays, offers a wonder-filled array of musical favorites performed by music department students and […]





Homage to the Guitar

In a performance dedicated to the classical guitar and all it has brought to music, it is altogether fitting that FSC guitar icon Mark Switzer should lead the way as we pay homage.  With his expertise and skill in programming an eclectic range of music from classical repertoire to his own jazz arrangements, his ability […]





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