I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE February 16-19; 23-26, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Music by Jimmy Roberts Book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro Directed by Paul Bawek Loca Lee Buckner Theatre This witty Off-Broadway musical tackles modern love and relationships in all their phases: from the joys, perils, and pitfalls of […]




The Pirates of Penzance

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE by Gilbert and Sullivan Wednesday, February 22, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Opera Theatre, Mark Thomsen, director FSC Opera Orchestra, Kira Omelchenko, conductor Branscomb Auditorium One of Gilbert’s and Sullivan’s most popular comic operas, The Pirates of Penzance tells the story of Frederic, an apprentice aboard a friendly pirate ship, and Mabel, the […]




I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE February 16-19; 23-26, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Music by Jimmy Roberts Book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro Directed by Paul Bawek Loca Lee Buckner Theatre This witty Off-Broadway musical tackles modern love and relationships in all their phases: from the joys, perils, and pitfalls of […]




Quintessential Brass

QUINTESSENTIAL BRASS Tuesday, February 7, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Faculty Brass Quintet Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall Back by popular request, the members of FSC’s Faculty Brass Quintet have chosen works for this performance that each believes to be a quintessential part of the brass quintet repertoire. Covering a gamut of styles, techniques, and sounds […]




World Music

WORLD MUSIC: CULTURES, CUSTOMS, AND COLORS Tuesday, January 31, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. Fen-Fang Chen, director and pipa Dave Coash, percussion; Stacey McColley, clarinet; Beth Gibbs, voice Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall In an exciting evening dedicated to the exploration of music beyond Euro-American cultures, these faculty artists will draw on national, regional, and local […]




Julian G Piano Concert

JULIAN G – DIRECT FROM CARNEGIE HALL Featuring Julian Gargiulo, piano Thursday, January 26, 2017 – 7:30 p.m. Branscomb Auditorium Julian is back! Following his dazzling performance in last season’s Festival of Fine Arts series for a wildly enthusiastic audience, international piano virtuoso and Steinway artist Julian Gargiulo returns to the stage of Branscomb Auditorium […]




Night at the Opera

IMPERIAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: A NIGHT AT THE OPERA LEONCAVALLO’S “Pagliacci” (in Italian) Saturday, January 21, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. Branscomb Auditorium Ticket Information: www.imperialsymphonyorchestra.org The Imperial Symphony Orchestra’s unique “A Night at the Opera” fuses nationally and internationally-renowned singers and artistic staff with local professional singers, production/artistic staff, and ISO musicians. Rounding out this […]




Mysterious Art of Steven Kenny

MANIFEST CONTENT: THE MYSTERIOUS ART OF STEVEN KENNY January 20 through February 24, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, January 20 – 7:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery (Admission: Free) For this opening spring exhibition, you are invited into the surreal world of Steven Kenny.  In his paintings, human figures and elements of nature coexist in uncanny ways, creating symbolic juxtapositions […]




The Nutcracker Ballet

FLORIDA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS: TCHAIKOVSKY’S The Nutcracker Ballet Saturday, December 17, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 18, 2016 – 2:30 p.m. Branscomb Auditorium Florida Dance Theatre, FSC’s company-in-residence, brings its celebrated production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the Festival of Fine Arts. A holiday tradition for generations of families, this timeless classic tells the […]




The Nutcracker Ballet

FLORIDA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS: TCHAIKOVSKY’S The Nutcracker Ballet Saturday, December 17, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 18, 2016 – 2:30 p.m. Branscomb Auditorium Florida Dance Theatre, FSC’s company-in-residence, brings its celebrated production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the Festival of Fine Arts. A holiday tradition for generations of families, this timeless classic tells the […]




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