LA PÉRICHOLE

An Opera by Jacques Offenbach FSC Festival of Fine Arts Friday, March 20, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. Offenbach was the king of the Parisian operetta, and this delightful production, performed in English, bubbles like champagne. It tells the tale of two penniless street singers, La Périchole and her lover, Paquillo. Entering the story is the […]

JAZZ FACULTY CONCERT

THE FSC JAZZ FACULTY COLLECTIVE IN CONCERT Faculty Artist Series – FREE! Tuesday, March 24, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. This newest Florida Southern College faculty ensemble made its debut in last season’s Festival of Fine Arts event, A Faculty Showcase, Edition 2014, and was an immediate hit. All formidable jazz musicians in their own right, […]

West Side Story

West Side Story

THIS WEEKEND ONLY! An American musical inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Libretto by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. November 6-9; Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30pm, Sat.-Sun. at 2pm. A production of Harrison School for the Arts 750 Hollingsworth Road Lakeland, FL 33801 Harrison Box Office: (863) 499-2939 Learn more: www.harrisonarts.com Select performance […]

It’s A Wonderful Life

LWLT Its a wonderful life

This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Director: Rob Fritz Dates November 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, […]

CELEBRATE JAZZ

Festival of Fine Arts presents THE FSC JAZZ ENSEMBLE Thursday, March 26, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. Season after season, the youthful members of the FSC Jazz Ensemble, under the expert leadership of Paul Butcher, Director of Jazz Studies, mesmerize and entertain audiences of all ages with their savvy musicianship and keen sense of style. This […]

TANGO BUENOS AIRES

“SONG OF EVA PERÓN”   Festival of Fine Arts Special Event Saturday, March 28, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. This internationally renowned company uses the art of tango to journey through the life of one of Argentina’s most important and compelling historical figures, Eva Perón. Celebrated for their impeccable technique, dramatic flourish, unbridled passion, and above all, […]

Classical Mastery

FSC Choral

Festival of Fine Arts Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. Franz Joseph Haydn wrote many spectacular masses, especially at the end of his life. Under the baton of Beth Gibbs, the FSC Concert Choir will present one such late mass, the Missa in Angustiis, also known as the “Lord Nelson Mass.” In addition, other […]

THE OTHER SIDE OF SOUSA

Festival of Fine Arts Thursday, April 16, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. John Phillip Sousa described a march as music that “should make a man with a wooden leg step out.” Although most notable as a composer of marches, he also composed many other types of music. During his lifetime, he produced over two hundred works, […]

ORCHESTRAL PERSPECTIVES

Festival of Fine Arts Thursday, April 23, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.       Concluding her first year as conductor of FSC’s Symphony Orchestra and director of FSC’s strings program, Kira Omelchenko leads her youthful ensemble through an evening of music designed to showcase the diversity of the orchestral repertoire. Please join this talented conductor as she presents […]

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA

IMPERIAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: “LA TRAVIATA” (Festival of Fine Arts Special Event) Saturday, January 17, 2015 – 7:00 p.m. The Imperial Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with Florida Southern College, is pleased to present this year’s annual Night at the Opera, Verdi’s “La Traviata,” the timeless tale of desire and devotion that has captivated audiences for […]

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