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

Myths, Legends, and Fairytales Choral Concert

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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Featuring the FSC Chamber Singers, Beth Gibbs, conductor Taken from literature or passed down through folklore and campfire tales, join Beth Gibbs and the Chamber Singers as they explore Myths, Legends, and Fairytales in this extraordinary concert event. You will notice a great many stories from different ages – and a great variety of nations to be explored – as we present stunning music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Ola Gjeilo, and many others. Venue: Branscomb Auditorium Monday, October 30 at…

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November 2017

Bandtastic VI: Band Day Encore

November 3 @ 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 FSC Bands and Guest Performers, Jo Jossim, Artistic Director What an evening! Now in its sixth year, this annual concert event proves that dazzling new works – as well as traditionally-charged older works – all combine to create a concert that simply must utilize a virtual theatre-in-the-round. By turning Branscomb Auditorium and its many theater spaces into a “virtual theater,” we enjoy performances ranging from classical and jazz genres to popular and rock favorites! Come help Jo Jossim treat…

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FSC Dance: Fall Into Dance 2017

November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 - $18

This year’s Fall Dance performance is a diverse and inspired program featuring the artistic choreographic talent of FSC faculty and renowned guest artists in styles ranging from neoclassical ballet to contemporary modern dance.  These performances, led by Erin LaSala, artistic director, showcase the talents of Florida Southern College’s talented and versatile students in an exhilarating evening of dance that creates a nonverbal exchange of dialogue between the artists and audience. Venue: Branscomb Auditorium Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 PM Sunday, November…

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FSC Dance: Fall Into Dance 2017

November 12 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium, FSC, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 - $18

This year’s Fall Dance performance is a diverse and inspired program featuring the artistic choreographic talent of FSC faculty and renowned guest artists in styles ranging from neoclassical ballet to contemporary modern dance. FSC Dance: Fall Into Dance 2017 , led by Erin LaSala, artistic director, showcases the talents of Florida Southern College’s talented and versatile students in an exhilarating evening of dance that creates a nonverbal exchange of dialogue between the artists and audience. Venue: Branscomb Auditorium Saturday, November…

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Window to the East Orchestra Concert

November 15 @ 7:00 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 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 artists Mark Thomsen (tenor) and Fen-Fang Chen (pipa) join the orchestra in collaborative performances. Included on the program will be pieces that will include Puccini’s…

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A Spirit of Gratitude Choral Concert

November 20 @ 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 Concert Choir, Beth Gibbs, conductor We are grateful for so many things in our lives, and this concert is designed to help us remember our blessings and to express that gratitude through song. At the beginning of this Thanksgiving week, we ask that you join Beth Gibbs – and FSC’s Concert Choir – as they present A Spirit of Gratitude, featuring music by classic and contemporary composers alike, including the Italian, Antonio Vivaldi – and the extraordinary…

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December 2017

Joys of the Season: The Christmas Gala

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

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 Program. Come join the holiday fun and festivities in beautifully adorned Branscomb Auditorium! Venue: Branscomb Auditorium Saturday, December 9 at 2:30 PM Saturday, December 9 at…

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Joys of the Season: The Christmas Gala

December 9 @ 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 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 Program. Come join the holiday fun and festivities in beautifully adorned Branscomb Auditorium! Venue: Branscomb Auditorium Saturday, December 9 at 2:30 PM Saturday, December 9 at…

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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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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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