“Sing me a Story, Read me a Song”

Features Christina Dominski-Sale, mezzo soprano; Mark Thomsen, tenor James Caraher, piano Whether it’s a romantic duet, a vengeful aria or a funny song, composers often draw their inspiration from novels, short stories, poems – or historical figures and events.  Composers such as Richard Strauss, Jules Massenet, and Irving Berlin have created a musical retelling of stories […]

Joys of the Season: The Christmas Gala

Featuring the FSC Music Department Highly anticipated each year, the Department of Music’s Christmas Gala has become an essential music tradition for the community. This year’s edition, Joys of the Season: The Christmas Gala, offers a wonder-filled array of musical favorites performed by Department of Music students, faculty, and guests, including members of FSC’s Dance […]

An Evening with Ron White

Lakeland, FL – Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon returns to The RP Funding Center with his new stand-up show on Friday, December 1 at 8 p.m. Having earned two Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, three of the top rated one-hour TV […]

Window to the East Orchestra Concert

Featuring the FSC Symphony Orchestra, Kira Omelchenko, conductor Showcasing music inspired by – or written by – Asian composers, Kira Omelchenko and her FSC Symphony Orchestra present an evening of music which provides a glimpse into the Eastern Hemisphere, featuring works by Ivan Borodin, Claude Debussy, Takashi Yoshimatsu, and Tan Dun. In addition, music faculty […]

“Fancy Dances” Brass Quintet

featuring the FSC Faculty Brass Quintet From Allemande to Zumba, dances have inspired composers for centuries. Often composers use dance forms to expand their own musical language, taking dance rhythms beyond the ordinary. The members of the FSC Faculty Brass Quintet explore the many variants of dance forms from the Baroque to Modern, featuring music […]

Art Crawl 2017

50 ARTISTS, 16 ART ORGANIZATIONS, LIVE MUSIC & MORE! Join us for this FREE one-day art festival featuring 50 local artists from over 20 different cities in Central Florida selling artwork and competing for prizes alongside live music, live art demonstrations and featured local organizations and sponsors that proactively support the arts. This 5th annual […]

Jazz Ensemble Concert

SEU Jazz Band

An evening of exciting big band music featuring the classic sounds of the giants of jazz history.

Bandtastic VI: Band Day Encore

Featuring FSC Bands and Guest Performers, Jo Jossim, Artistic Director What an evening! Now in its sixth year, this annual concert event proves that dazzling new works – as well as traditionally-charged older works – all combine to create a concert that simply must utilize a virtual theatre-in-the-round. By turning Branscomb Auditorium and its many […]

Myths, Legends, and Fairytales Choral Concert

Featuring the FSC Chamber Singers, Beth Gibbs, conductor Taken from literature or passed down through folklore and campfire tales, join Beth Gibbs and the Chamber Singers as they explore Myths, Legends, and Fairytales in this extraordinary concert event. You will notice a great many stories from different ages – and a great variety of nations […]

Florida Phil Season Opener

Enjoy light classics to classical repertoire from Morton Gould to Tchaikovsky in the Florida Philharmonia Orchestra 2017-18 season opening concert.

Polk Arts Alliance

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