The Nutcracker Ballet

FLORIDA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS: TCHAIKOVSKY’S The Nutcracker Ballet Saturday, December 17, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 18, 2016 – 2:30 p.m. Branscomb Auditorium Florida Dance Theatre, FSC’s company-in-residence, brings its celebrated production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the Festival of Fine Arts. A holiday tradition for generations of families, this timeless classic tells the […]

A Gift for the Holidays

A GIFT FOR THE HOLIDAYS: THE CHRISTMAS GALA Saturday, December 10, 2016 – 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. FSC Music Department Branscomb Auditorium As the holidays approach, music faculty, staff, and students eagerly shift their attention to the preparation of FSC’s gift to the community, the Christmas Gala. Featuring such beloved traditions as Adolphe Adam’s […]

A Gift for the Holidays

A GIFT FOR THE HOLIDAYS: THE CHRISTMAS GALA Saturday, December 10, 2016 – 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. FSC Music Department Branscomb Auditorium As the holidays approach, music faculty, staff, and students eagerly shift their attention to the preparation of FSC’s gift to the community, the Christmas Gala. Featuring such beloved traditions as Adolphe Adam’s […]

The Secret Garden

THE SECRET GARDEN November 17-20; December 1-4, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Music by Lucy Simon, Script and lyrics by Marsha Norman Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett Directed by James Beck – Loca Lee Buckner Theatre Winner of the Tony and Drama Desk awards for Best Book, this enchanting children’s classic is […]

The Secret Garden

THE SECRET GARDEN November 17-20; December 1-4, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Music by Lucy Simon Script and lyrics by Marsha Norman Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett Directed by James Beck Loca Lee Buckner Theatre Winner of the Tony and Drama Desk awards for Best Book, this enchanting children’s classic […]

Hidden Treasures for the Bassoon

HIDDEN TREASURES FOR THE BASSOON Tuesday, November 29, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. Fernando Traba, bassoon Rita Fandrich, piano Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall These extraordinary artists invite you to join them as they uncover beautiful, yet little-known, bassoon repertoire from the last 350 years. Among the hidden treasures are baroque, romantic, and contemporary works by […]

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, […]

The Secret Garden

THE SECRET GARDEN November 17-20; December 1-4, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Music by Lucy Simon Script and lyrics by Marsha Norman Adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett Directed by James Beck Loca Lee Buckner Theatre Winner of the Tony and Drama Desk awards for Best Book, this enchanting children’s classic […]

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, […]

Maids of Honor

MAIDS OF HONOR  (a second stage production) By Joan Casademont November 3-6, 2016 – 10:00 p.m. (Sunday at 7:30 p.m.) Directed by Paul Bawek Frank Lloyd Wright (Fletcher) Theatre-in-the-Round This delightful, wise, and warm-hearted play centers on the impending marriage of Monica Bowlin, a successful local talk show host, and her two sisters, who have discovered […]

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