A SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION!

Friday, November 1, 2019 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Branscomb Auditorium Adults: $8; Students: $4  In this, her first concert in FSC’s Festival of Fine Arts in Branscomb Auditorium, conductor Martha Placeres takes up the baton to conduct the splendid Florida Southern College Symphony Orchestra and share with you her special look at the first year […]

Live the Questions: Chamber Singers Concert

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Chamber Singers; Beth Gibbs, conductor Location: Branscomb Auditorium Adults: $8; Students: $4  As human beings, we often question what is around us, and it is important not to shy away from that instinct. This evening, our inquisitive nature is reflected in the music of this concert presented […]

The USAF Concert Band and Singing Sergeants

Friday, October 25, 2019 – 7:30 p.m. The United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants Location: Branscomb Auditorium Free and open to the public. This fall, Florida Southern College is proud to host the prestigious United States Air Force Concert Band and the Singing Sergeants in our beautiful concert hall at Branscomb Auditorium!  […]

Valerie Gillespie: Sax for All!

Thursday, October 24, 2019 – 7:30 p.m. Faculty Artist Series: Valerie Gillespie, saxophone  Location: Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall Free Valerie Gillespie has agreed once again to lead a performance on the Faculty Artist Series.  A saxophonist known internationally for her incredible jazz performances (solo and ensemble) and as a wonderful orchestral saxophonist with The […]

FLORIDA LECTURE SERIES

Before the Pioneers: Indians, Settlers, Slaves, and the Founding of Miami OCTOBER 24, 2019 – 7:00pm ANDREW FRANK, Professor of History, Florida State University Location: Hollis Room The North Bank of the Miami River has a rich (but often ignored) 2,000-year history of continuous human occupation, connecting the Tequesta and Seminole Indians, Spanish missionaries, African slaves and white slaveholders, Bahamian wreckers, outlaws, runaways, American soldiers, […]

Economic Impact Study of Nonprofit Arts Orgs in Lakeland (Dec 2014)

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Music Under the Stars

Thursday, October 10, 2019 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Symphony Band, Jo Jossim, conductor; FSC Jazz Ensemble, Jeff Benatar, director Location: L.N. Pipkin Bandshell (rain location: Branscomb Auditorium) Free Once the beautiful (and ever so slightly cooler) Florida fall season begins, we are once again offered the special treat of hearing beautiful instrumental music under the […]

“Biloxi Blues”

By Neil Simon; Directed by Mary T. Albright September 26-29; October 3-6, 2019     7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2:30 p.m.) Location: Loca Lee Buckner Theatre Adults: $18; Students: $9 – reserved seating American playwright, screenwriter, and author Neil Simon’s Tony Award winning comedy “Biloxi Blues” is the second part of his semi-autobiographical trilogy of plays […]

 “Pierre Henri Matisse: Sparks of Creativity” opening reception

September 27 through November 1, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. Location: Melvin/Burks Art Galleries Free  Like his renowned grandfather Henri before him, Pierre Henri Matisse made art — and creativity — his life’s passion. The French-born Pierre moved to Florida in the 1960s, and, before his passing in July at 91 years […]

“Pierre Henri Matisse: Sparks of Creativity”

September 27 through November 1, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. Gallery Hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm  Monday through Friday Location: Melvin/Burks Art Galleries Free  Like his renowned grandfather Henri before him, Pierre Henri Matisse made art — and creativity — his life’s passion. The French-born Pierre moved to Florida in […]

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