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111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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December 2017

Florida Dance Theatre Presents: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

December 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 - $18
Florida Dance Theatre presents "The Nutcracker"

Lakeland’s own professional dance company, the Florida Dance Theatre, brings its celebrated annual production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the stage of Branscomb Auditorium. Performed with charm and perfection by the dynamic dancers of FSC’s company-in-residence, this breathtaking production features colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, and entrancing choreography. As a special treat, community children join the professional dancers, creating a family-friendly, feel-good performance. What a perfect seasonal gift for the entire family! Venue: Branscomb Auditorium Saturday, December 16 at 7:30 PM Sunday,…

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Florida Dance Theatre Presents: Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

December 17 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 - $18
Florida Dance Theatre presents "The Nutcracker"

Lakeland’s own professional dance company, the Florida Dance Theatre, brings its celebrated annual production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the stage of Branscomb Auditorium. Performed with charm and perfection by the dynamic dancers of FSC’s company-in-residence, this breathtaking production features colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, and entrancing choreography. As a special treat, community children join the professional dancers, creating a family-friendly, feel-good performance. What a perfect seasonal gift for the entire family! Venue: Branscomb Auditorium Saturday, December 16 at 7:30 PM Sunday,…

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January 2018

Imperial Symphony Orchestra Presents: A Night at the Opera – Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi”

January 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$15 - $60

The Imperial Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with Florida Southern College, is pleased to present this year’s annual Night at the Opera, Puccini’s delightful comic opera tale, Gianni Schicchi. Spinning a charming story based on greed, deception, and of course – love – the cast members create an unforgettable work based on an incident from Dante’s Divine Comedy, where the lead character, Gianni Schicchi, is condemned to hell for impersonating the rich Buoso Donati. What a tangled web we weave! Come…

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February 2018

Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra: An Evening of Brahms

February 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 - $18

Founded in 1491, the Staatskapelle Weimar is one of the oldest, most illustrious orchestras in the world with its history closely associated with some of the area’s best known musicians, including Johann Hummel, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss – and many others. In 1756, the orchestra was made the primary musical institution of the German city of Weimar and to this day, remains that city’s musical beacon to the world. On this rare North American tour, the orchestra will feature Brahms:…

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A Music Faculty Showcase: Stravinsky’s L’histoire du soldat

February 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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Free

Featuring the FSC Music Faculty Receiving its premiere 100 years ago, Igor Stravinsky’s “L’histoire du soldat” (The Soldier’s Tale) tells the age-old story of how to deal with the devil. Although its completion coincides with the conclusion of World War I, the Soldier’s Tale is not a commentary on the war. Based on the Russian folk tale, The Runaway Soldier and the Devil, Swiss writer C. F. Ramuz created a libretto to accompany the music in which the rhythms continually…

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March 2018

A Love Story – Choral Concert

March 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 - $8

featuring the FSC Choral Department, directed by Dr. Beth Gibbs Love is definitely in the air! And for this concert, also on the stage, as both the FSC Chamber Singers and FSC Concert Choir combine forces in a remarkable evening of choral music designed to highlight various types of material. Each choir will present music on the universal theme of love – and its many facets – featuring various genres and styles, including composers like Norman Dello Joio, Z. Randall…

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FSC Opera Theatre presents: “The Gondoliers” by Gilbert and Sullivan

March 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 - $8

Mark Thomsen, director; FSC Opera Orchestra, Kira Omelchenko, conductor Two newly married, personable gondoliers discover that one of them is the heir to the throne of the kingdom of Barataria. Due to an error of identity in their youth, either one of them could be the heir, so they agree to share the duties of ruling the kingdom until the rightful heir is identified. Complicating the situation, they discover that the rightful king was married to the daughter of the Duke…

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Jazz Fusion Concert

March 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 - $8

Featuring the FSC Jazz Ensemble, Paul Butcher, director Dynamic jazz professor Paul Butcher leads this youthful FSC Jazz Ensemble through a potpourri of jazz styles that will delight and entertain. From the classics to the modern era, this group’s repertoire features both big band sounds and small combo excitement, regardless of the era. Tonight, we will enjoy the surprise visit of a guest artist who will treat us all to an evening of music characterized by enthusiasm, passion, and spirit.…

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April 2018

Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K. 339

April 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 - $8

Featuring the FSC Choral department, Beth Gibbs, conductor Written in 1780, Vesperae solennes de confessore, is one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most beloved choral works, composed for liturgical use in the Salzburg Cathedral as his final choral work for that venue. Join Beth Gibbs, FSC’s Chamber Singers and Concert Choir for an evening of beauty, elegance, and admiration of this fine sacred composition, as well as for other shorter compositions that provide context, variation, and similarities. Venue: Branscomb Auditorium Monday,…

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“Elements of Nature” Band Concert

April 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 - $8

Featuring the FSC Symphony Band, Jo Jossim, conductor Wind is a true element of nature, and the Symphony Band traditionally flourishes through its properties. Artists have continually been inspired by nature’s glory, and it is this point of departure that the Symphony Band brings to the stage this spring. Come celebrate the bounty of nature through sounds – with an evening of music inspired by mother earth. Among the pieces to be shared are “Niagara Falls” by Michael Daugherty and…

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FSC Dance: Momentum

April 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on April 22, 2018 at 2:30pm

Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 - $18

In dance and in life, momentum is the key. While this theory exists as an omnipresent tool for dancers, their physicality can be expressed in countless ways through various forces. From classical ballet to contemporary dance, FSC|Dance: Momentum builds in excitement from the moment the curtain rises. This performance features an abbreviated reconstruction of the classical ballet Pequita, as well as several premieres of original choreography by faculty and guest artists, all performed by the talented and versatile students of the FSC…

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“Symphonic Dances” Orchestra Concert

April 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 - $8

Featuring the FSC Symphony Orchestra, Kira Omelchenko, conductor Celebrating the conclusion of the Festival of Fine Arts performance season, the FSC Symphony Orchestra presents a vibrant evening of symphonic music designed to showcase this mighty musical medium through various dance expressions and styles. In addition to Jacques Offenbach’s delightful “Can-Can” from Orpheus and the Underworld and selections from Leonard Bernstein’s iconic West Side Story Symphonic Dances, the winners of FSC’s third annual orchestra concerto/aria competition will offer impressive collaborative performances. Venue:…

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