“Symphonic Dances” Orchestra Concert

Featuring the FSC Symphony Orchestra, Kira Omelchenko, conductor Celebrating the conclusion of the Festival of Fine Arts performance season, the FSC Symphony Orchestra presents a vibrant evening of symphonic music designed to showcase this mighty musical medium through various dance expressions and styles. In addition to Jacques Offenbach’s delightful “Can-Can” from Orpheus and the Underworld and […]

A Celebration of the Flute!

Featuring Artists: Colleen Blagov, flute; Cheryl Tschanz, piano What instrument carries with it so much brilliance, fun, etherealism, and poetry? Why – the flute! As noted by our extraordinary flute colleague, Colleen Blagov, the flute speaks volumes, and at so many levels. We are fortunate this year to engage our remarkable flutist in a special […]

“Elements of Nature” Band Concert

Featuring the FSC Symphony Band, Jo Jossim, conductor Wind is a true element of nature, and the Symphony Band traditionally flourishes through its properties. Artists have continually been inspired by nature’s glory, and it is this point of departure that the Symphony Band brings to the stage this spring. Come celebrate the bounty of nature […]

Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K. 339

Featuring the FSC Choral department, Beth Gibbs, conductor Written in 1780, Vesperae solennes de confessore, is one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most beloved choral works, composed for liturgical use in the Salzburg Cathedral as his final choral work for that venue. Join Beth Gibbs, FSC’s Chamber Singers and Concert Choir for an evening of beauty, […]

Celebration of Composers’ 2018 Anniversaries: Bernstein, Debussy, and Joplin

Artist: Fen-Fang Chen, artistic director In any year characterized by hordes of unknown anniversaries, how wonderful to see that we are nevertheless visited by celebrations that are also truly meaningful, such as the 100th anniversaries of composers’ deaths (Claude Debussy and Scott Joplin) and the 100th anniversaries of composers’ births (Leonard Bernstein). This year, Fen-Fang […]

Treasures for the Violin and Piano

Featuring Artists: Rimma Bergeron-Langlois, violin; Keiko Andrews, piano Oh my – how we missed her last season! Fortunately, she agreed to return to our recital season this year, and we couldn’t be more pleased. Once again, tapping on her extraordinary piano colleague, Keiko Williams, Rimma Bergeron-Langlois will explore and exploit the extraordinary repertoire for violin […]

Jazz Fusion Concert

Featuring the FSC Jazz Ensemble, Paul Butcher, director Dynamic jazz professor Paul Butcher leads this youthful FSC Jazz Ensemble through a potpourri of jazz styles that will delight and entertain. From the classics to the modern era, this group’s repertoire features both big band sounds and small combo excitement, regardless of the era. Tonight, we […]

FSC Opera Theatre presents: “The Gondoliers” by Gilbert and Sullivan

Mark Thomsen, director; FSC Opera Orchestra, Kira Omelchenko, conductor Two newly married, personable gondoliers discover that one of them is the heir to the throne of the kingdom of Barataria. Due to an error of identity in their youth, either one of them could be the heir, so they agree to share the duties of ruling […]

Shen Yun

 Lakeland, FL – One of the largest events to perform on the Youkey Theatre stage, SHEN YUN invites you to experience 5,000 years of China’s cultural history with two incredible performances at the RP Funding Center Sunday, March 18th at 2:00pm and 7:30pm.    Through the universal language of music and dance, SHEN YUN weaves […]

For the Love of Music: An Evening With Rita Fandrich and Friends

Featuring Artists: Rita Fandrich, piano Fernando Traba, Betsy Traba, Stacey McColley, Richard Sparrow, and Dione Sparrow How thrilled we are this year to offer a beautiful performance by our extraordinary piano artist-in-residence, Rita Fandrich! A member of the full-time faculty for decades, Professor Fandrich taught generations of students; performed as a soloist and chamber musician […]

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