Celebration of the Power of Music to Move Us

From the longing for freedom to religious devotion to expressions of romantic love, we turn to music when it seems that words fall short. Join us for a wide-ranging showcase of performances by the Southeastern University Department of Music’s students and faculty.





TMC Dinner Theatre Scholarship Fundraiser

Entertainment by the Broadway Chorus, directed by Sharon Lakin.





Valentine’s Day Carillon Concert

Photo of Geert de Hollander playing the Bok Tower Carillon taken by Mike Potthast.

Enjoy carillon music while strolling the gardens. Performances at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.





Brush Up on Your Shakespeare!

From the Florida Southern College Faculty Artist Series: a faculty/student vocal showcase.





Salute to African American Composers

Imperial Symphony Orchestra photo by Thomas Mack

The ISO commemorates Black History Month with a concert of works by African American composers from pre-Mozart through the 20th century. Special guests will include vocalist Quentin Darrington.





Music of Woody Guthrie

A function of the “Tuesday Music Club,” this is musical presentation by Carole Flateau, followed by catered lunch at noon. Call Betty at 863-853-1219 for reservations





Music Department Concert

Performances by Polk State College music department. Performances on Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm.





Memories of a Golden Age

Performance featuring Richard Smith on guitar and Julie Adams on cello. Since 2000, this husband-and-wife team has toured around the world, surprising audiences with Richard’s guitar genius and Julie’s lyrical style on the cello. Richard Smith specializes in the finger-style tradition of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed. Cost: $15 Arts Council members, $20 non-members, […]





“History of Bebop”

Voices of the People: History of Bebop. Solo recital musical performance.





Million Dollar Quartet

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the Tony® award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam […]





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