Rhythms of the Heart Concert

RHYTHMS OF THE HEART Monday, November 21, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. (Pre-concert presentation at 7:00 p.m.) FSC Symphony Orchestra, Kira Omelchenko, conductor Branscomb Auditorium In this special concert event, FSC’s Symphony Orchestra and School of Nursing dedicate an evening to the heart – the center of physical life and a universal symbol of thought, emotion, […]

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from his groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program […]

Frankie Avalon

Born in Philadelphia, Frankie had his early trumpet playing career end abruptly when a family friend Bob Marcucci heard him sing and signed him to a recording contract. His first song ”De De Dinah” became a smash hit and his recording of “Venus” was one of the biggest selling hits of the era. He had […]

BJ Thomas In Concert

A true American institution whose iconic pop, country and gospel hits defined their respective generations and now transcend them, BJ Thomas has found a unique way to celebrate an incredible half a century in music and some 47 years since his first gold selling hit on Scepter Records. The singer, a five time Grammy and […]

In Paradisum: The Faure Requiem

IN PARADISUM: THE FAURÉ REQUIEM Tuesday, November 8, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Concert Choir, Beth Gibbs, conductor Branscomb Auditorium French romanticist Gabriel Fauré’s setting of the requiem mass is among the most beloved of this text, with its prayerful and pensive tone making it a cherished pillar of choral literature. Exuding qualities of beauty, […]

Bandtastic

BANDTASTIC V: BAND DAY ENCORE Friday, November 4, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Bands and Guest Performers, Jo Jossim, Artistic Director Branscomb Auditorium Celebrating its fifth year as a highly anticipated Festival of Fine Arts must-see event, Bandtastic has proven that the stage simply isn’t big enough to hold this concert! As music from all […]

Sha Na Na

Rock & Roll doo-wop legends, SHA NA NA combined their love for the classics of rock & roll with a dynamic theatrical approach as fellow college students at Columbia University in New York in 1969. They appeared just before Jimi Hendrix forty-five years ago at The Woodstock Festival in their eighth professional gig (of course […]

Searching for Hope and Guidance

SEARCHING FOR HOPE AND GUIDANCE CHOIR CONCERT Thursday, October 27, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Chamber Singers, Beth Gibbs, conductor Branscomb Auditorium In an often challenging and chaotic world, music becomes a source of comfort, solace, and hope. In works such as Padre G. B. Martini’s Domine ad adjuvandum me festina (Lord, make haste to help […]

The Singing Trombone

THE SINGING TROMBONE Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. Brian Brink, trombone Paula Parsché, piano Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall Returning to the Faculty Artist Series, trombonist Brian Brink continues to capture the melodic character of the bass trombone through rich repertoire that includes folksongs, airs, ballads, and songs, not only from the instrument’s […]

Music under the Stars

MUSIC UNDER THE STARS Thursday, October 13, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Symphony Band, Jo Jossim, conductor; FSC Jazz Ensemble, Paul Butcher, director L.N. Pipkin Bandshell (rain location: Branscomb Auditorium) Who doesn’t love an outdoor band concert? With its relaxed atmosphere, beautiful autumn weather, striking starlit skies, and appealing range of musical styles, this event […]

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