“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 […]

Dirty Dancing The Classic Story on Stage

DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the […]

Peter Cetera

Lakeland, FL ― An original member of the rock band Chicago before launching a successful solo career, Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, Peter Cetera is coming to the RP Funding Center on Saturday, January 6th  at 7:30 p.m. From 1967 thru 1985 Peter was the singer, songwriter, and bass player for the legendary rock group Chicago. […]

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Direct from New York, where a most gentlemanly NPR critic said “he’d never laughed so hard at a Broadway musical,” Gentleman’s Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by – you guessed it – eliminating the eight pesky […]

Christmas Day Carillon Concerts

Bok Tower Carillon

1pm & 3pm. Included in general admission.

Carillon & Chorale Concert

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Enjoy an hour-long carillon concert with a live choir from Harrison School for the Arts. Included in general admission.

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 […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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