Chess

Music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson Lyrics by Tim Rice, Book by Richard Nelson, Directed by James Beck November 19-22; December 3-6, 2015 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) This complex Tony award-winning rock opera takes the ancient game of chess and weaves it into a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, superpower politics, […]





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 […]





Mozart and More

The Lakeland Choral Society opens its season with a choral-orchestra concert featuring Mozart’s Solemn Vespers and combined works with the children’s and girls ensembles of the Florida Southern Children’s Chorus. The concert will be in Florida Southern College’s Branscomb Auditorium on Sunday, November 15 at 3:00pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students, and […]





Opening Reception: All-Student Exhibition

Exhibition of works by current FSC students. Exhibit runs through December 7.





All Student Exhibition

Exhibit runs November 13 through December 7, 2015 Gallery hours are 9am-4pm weekdays, when school is in session. Opening Reception: Friday, November 13 – 7:00 p.m. You are invited to join us for this annual exhibition showcasing the work of current Florida Southern College art majors. Having gained a reputation as one of the strongest […]





Traditions of South America

The FSC Concert Choir transports us on a musical journey to South America, delving into its rich and diverse musical history.  Featuring the well-known Missa Criolla by revered Argentine composer Ariel Ramirez as the musical centerpiece, this concert highlights seminal rhythms and texts from the region and introduces the vibrant composers and traditional folk tunes […]





Bandtastic IV: Band Day Encore

FSC Band Day

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 […]





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 […]





Interview: A Fugue for Eight Actors

(a second stage production) By Jean-Claude van Itallie, Directed by Mary T. Albright November 5-8, 2015 10:00 p.m. (Sunday at 7:30 p.m.) Frank Lloyd Wright (Fletcher) Theatre-in-the-Round The first and most abstract of the three one-act plays comprising  “American Hurrah,” Interview shows us the mechanization of life in urban America through a form of verbal […]





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 […]





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