Music & Dance in Painting of the Dutch Golden Age

On exhibit February 8 – May 31, 2020. The 17th century was a period of great wealth and cultural achievement for the Dutch people. In what was then already called a Golden Age, the Netherlands was a world power whose military fleet was growing and where trade, science, and the arts flourished as never before. Of […]

Fly Into the Gardens: Spain

Fly into the Gardens: Spain

On February 8 from Noon – 2:30pm, enjoy live Latin music with SON2 on the Blue Palmetto Cafe Terrace. Included with general admission or membership. Complement your experience with Chef Fulwood’s herb marinated, grilled skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, Spanish rice and beans. Meal is $20 per person, plus tax. Members receive 10% discount.

African American Heritage Celebration

February 8 from 1-4pm. This annual celebration of African American Heritage features top entertainers and artists from Central Florida’s African American community. General admission $9, and members are free.

JAZZ FACULTY HIGHLIGHTS

Monday, February 10, 2020 – 7:30 p.m. Faculty Artist Series: Jeff Benatar, jazz piano and Friends Location: Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall (B202) at Robert Davis Performing Arts Center Free  Now in his second year at Florida Southern College as Director of Jazz Studies and Coordinator of Music Management, Jeff Benatar continues to impress students, […]

Tracy Byrd in Concert

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A household name in Country Music since 1993 when his third single, called “Holdin’ Heaven” hit #1.

Salut d’Amor

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On Valentine’s Day, spend a symphonic evening with your sweetheart at The Polk Theatre. The Imperial Symphony presents an evening of classical works beginning with Elgar’s “love letter” Salut d’Amour, an engagement present to his future wife Caroline Alice Roberts. The ISO’s Concertmaster Nina Kim and cellist Edevaldo Mulla present Brahms’s Double Concerto, the Romantic […]

Abba Mania

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Tribute performance that recreates one of the world’s top pop groups.

Bese Saka Festival Concert

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In recognition of Black History Month, Dr. J. Owens Academy of Fine Arts, and the host Sankofa Chorale welcomes Chattanooga Choral Society under the direction of Michael J. Mitchell and guests to present “A Celebratory Salute to the African American Spiritual” on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 6:30 PM in the Polk State College Fine […]

Spiritus Piano Trio

The members of Southeastern’s faculty trio showcase from the platform their harmoniously impressive talents. General $5 Student $3

FROM VIENNA TO VEGAS – AND PLACES IN-BETWEEN

Monday, February 24, 2020 – 7:30 p.m. Faculty Artist Series: Mark Thomsen, tenor; James Caraher, piano Location: Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall (B202) at Robert Davis Performing Arts Center Free  Just think: The “wedding” of words with music – and music with words – evokes feelings that at times are difficult to describe, yet absolutely […]

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