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Branscomb Auditorium, FSC

111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
863-680-4296

October 2018

Fall into Dance

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - October 28 @ 2:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 – $18

 Join us for the FSC Dance Program’s annual fall dance concert, “FSC|Dance: Fall into Dance 2018,” as we showcase an eclectic array of choreography from Florida Southern College dance faculty and guest artists. Featuring new, innovative, and diverse dances, ranging from ballet to contemporary modern dance, performed by the extraordinarily talented FSC Dance Program students, this concert promises to be a truly breathtaking evening of dance. You won’t want to miss it! Erin LaSala, artistic director Saturday, October 27, 2018,…

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Great Expectations

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

Without a doubt, there is much in life that we are expected to do – and many ways in which we are supposed to act.  But what would happen if we were to defy those expectations and travel a new path?  In an extraordinary evening performance featuring music by composers like Sydney Guillaume, Adolphus Hailstork, and Rihards Dubra, Dr. Beth Gibbs and the remarkable FSC Chamber Singers perform an exciting array of choral music in exploration of the remarkable possibilities…

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November 2018

Bandtastic!

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

 Almost a year ago at “Bandtastic VI,” an eager group of excited students were heard asking their school bandmaster, “Please, please – tell us when Bandtastic VII is scheduled.  We just can’t wait!” Well, “Bandtastic VII” is here – with all the excitement, energy, and enthusiasm that this terrific music event can create. Performed by a variety of FSC students representing every musical genre, you will be thoroughly enthralled by the lightning pace and outstanding repertoire created for this evening…

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Parade of Animals

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

Dr. Beth Gibbs and FSC’s popular Concert Choir invite you to Branscomb Auditorium for an evening of delightfully expressive and innovative choral music, all on the subject of animals.  You will hear everything from the humorous depiction of cows and fireflies by composer Eric Whitacre, to the tender “Un Cygne” (The Swan) by Paul Hindemith, with its rich harmonies and luscious tonality. Come join us for a whimsical evening of varied choral styles honoring the members of the animal kingdom. Thursday,…

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Postcards from Russia

November 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

 Now in her fifth year as orchestra conductor and string director at FSC, Kira Omelchenko has chosen to share with us a stunning performance featuring symphonic works by the truly great Russian masters. In pieces like Rimsky-Korsakov’s Procession of the Nobles (from the “Mlada Ballet Suite”), Tchaikovsky’s Slavonic March, Glazunov’s Spanish Dance, and selections from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, this conductor and her FSC Symphony Orchestra will share music that evokes musical images of Russia’s cities, culture, and people.…

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December 2018

‘TIS THE SEASON: The Christmas Gala

December 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until December 8, 2018

Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

FSC’s Department of Music presents ‘Tis the Season: The Christmas Gala with a riveting group of musical holiday favorites, beautifully performed by choral, instrumental, and string groups – and selected special music by other musical combinations.  Among favorite pieces to be performed are Sleigh Ride, Christmas Song, and The Nutcracker (for orchestra/dancers), O Holy Night (FSC’s three pianists, vocal soloist, and choruses), and the concluding Christmas Carol Sing-Along for the FSC Symphony Band and audience. Come join us for a…

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‘TIS THE SEASON: The Christmas Gala 

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

FSC’s Department of Music presents ‘Tis the Season: The Christmas Gala with a riveting group of musical holiday favorites, beautifully performed by choral, instrumental, and string groups – and selected special music by other musical combinations.  Among favorite pieces to be performed are Sleigh Ride, Christmas Song, and The Nutcracker (for orchestra/dancers), O Holy Night (FSC’s three pianists, vocal soloist, and choruses), and the concluding Christmas Carol Sing-Along for the FSC Symphony Band and audience. Come join us for a…

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The Nutcracker

December 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Sunday, repeating until December 16, 2018

Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$15 – $25

FLORIDA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS: TCHAIKOVSKY’S The Nutcracker  In celebration of their 25th anniversary, the members of Florida Dance Theatre (FSC’s company-in-residence under the direction of Carol Erkes), bring their classic holiday tradition of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the Festival of Fine Arts.  Come see this timeless holiday masterpiece, performed with charm and perfection by the dynamic dancers of this impressive ensemble in a breathtaking production featuring colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, and entrancing choreography. Please come bring your family and enjoy the…

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January 2019

The Magic Flute

January 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States

Mozart's magical operetta, with libretto by poet Emanuel Schikaneder, invites the audience on Tamino's journey to rescue Pamina complete with danger, trials and the magic of light's triumph over darkness.

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JULIAN GARGIULO

January 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 – $18

JULIAN GARGIULO, Pianist: Back By Popular Demand!  When last seen in Lakeland in January 2017, this incredible piano virtuoso and Steinway Artist had just completed his second year in Florida Southern College’s Festival of Fine Arts, sharing (with his favorite audience) his inimitable style, irrepressible humor, and brilliant musicianship. Back, due to popular demand, he once again treats us to a delightful, unconventional, and unique concert experience, guaranteed to entertain, educate, and please. Do join us in welcoming Julian Gargiulo…

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February 2019

Russian Ballet: Don Quixote

February 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 – $18

THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET presents   LEON MINKUS’ Don Quixote  Resplendent with glittering costumes, lavish sets, and a sweeping musical score, the Russian National Ballet’s colorful production of Don Quixote is Russian ballet at its most powerful and thrilling, transporting audiences to a make-believe Spain where dancing dryads, gypsies, and knights will delight both young and old alike. Founded in Moscow, this company brings the beauty and timeless tradition of classical ballet to this beautiful production – and you will enjoy…

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Ballad to the Moon

February 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

 For centuries the moon has enthralled poets, composers, and laymen alike, as expressed in poems, music, and other works. In this evening’s rousing concert, please join Beth Gibbs and her gifted Chamber Singers as they explore a variety of musical styles by such composers as Finland’s Einojuhani Rautavaara and America’s Daniel Elder, with poems by Spanish author Federico García Lorca and American poet Emily Dickinson, as they pay tribute to this beautiful and inspiring part of our galaxy. Monday, February…

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March 2019

EVENING AT THE SYMPHONY

March 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

 FSC’s Symphony Orchestra, directed by Kira Omelchenko, shares with us a concert featuring a potpourri of symphonic pieces showcasing an impressive array of techniques, timbres, textures, and themes. In music highlighting impressive technical standards, fiery rhythms, and beautiful – but powerful – melodies, we will hear pieces by Glinka (Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila), Maurice Ravel (selections from Tombeau de Couperin), and Antonin Dvořák (Symphony no. 8 – last movement).  As a very special treat, we will hear the talented…

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FSC|DANCE: Then and Now

March 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 – $18

 The past seems always to be reflected by the future.  In FSC|DANCE: Then and Now, the dance program demonstrates the truth of this statement with a two-act performance that pays homage to the past, as well as to the present. Act I of this fabulous program features the dancers’ talents as they perform an abbreviated version of Marius Petipa’s famous classical ballet, Swan Lake – followed by innovative original modern and neoclassical choreography by dance faculty and guest artists in…

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FSC|DANCE: Then and Now

March 24, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 – $18

 The past seems always to be reflected by the future.  In FSC|DANCE: Then and Now, the dance program demonstrates the truth of this statement with a two-act performance that pays homage to the past, as well as to the present. Act I of this fabulous program features the dancers’ talents as they perform an abbreviated version of Marius Petipa’s infamous classical ballet, Swan Lake – followed by innovative original modern and neoclassical choreography by dance faculty and guest artists in…

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Jazz Extraordinaire

March 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

In this special concert dedicated to all things jazz, the youthful members of the Florida Southern College Jazz Ensemble pool their considerable talents, wonderful instrumental techniques, and creative passions to provide us with an evening filled with a variety of jazz music.  Please join this group, and some very special guest artists as they lead us on an energetic and exciting journey through the world of jazz. Don’t miss it! JAZZ EXTRAORDINAIRE Thursday, March 28, 2019 – 7:30 p.m. FSC…

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April 2019

Festival Te Deum

April 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

 The historic and sacred Te Deum (Thee, O God) text is a beloved annunciation of praise set by countless composers.  In this special evening of choral music spanning the centuries, Beth Gibbs and FSC’s Chamber Singers and Concert Choir share several settings of this well-known laud and celebrate the many ways the praise can be sung.  From Franz Joseph Haydn in the classical era to Ēriks Ešenvalds during this time period, we will take a musicological journey across time, space,…

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Soirée at Prince Orlofsky’s

April 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

A masked ball takes place at Prince Orlofsky’s Villa in Vienna, and as guests arrive (including Eisenstein, Adele, Dr. Falke, and Rosalinde), many begin to resemble people or characters from other lands or operas. As the energy builds (and the champagne flows), guests begin performing scenes from various operas and operettas by composers that include Mozart, Puccini, and Gilbert & Sullivan. Finally, the evening comes to a convincing end as they all waltz off into the night, just as Johann…

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Reflections

April 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

 The year 2019 marks the twentieth FSC spring band concert led by Dr. Jo Jossim! Can you believe it?  In this performance, she will pull some musical pieces from previous spring concerts that allow her to look back on past bands and themes, but – because wind band literature is always evolving and changing – she will also program pieces new to her and to this year’s FSC Symphony Band, creating the perfect time for us to look back, reflect,…

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