For the Love of Music: An Evening With Rita Fandrich and Friends

Featuring Artists: Rita Fandrich, piano Fernando Traba, Betsy Traba, Stacey McColley, Richard Sparrow, and Dione Sparrow How thrilled we are this year to offer a beautiful performance by our extraordinary piano artist-in-residence, Rita Fandrich! A member of the full-time faculty for decades, Professor Fandrich taught generations of students; performed as a soloist and chamber musician […]

A Love Story – Choral Concert

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 […]

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

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 […]

Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra: An Evening of Brahms

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 […]

Broadway Prism – Fort Meade Arts & Crafts Festival

The Cultural Arts Legacy Committee presents BROADWAY PRISM, 2018 Inaugural Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday, February 17, 9am-5pm. There are 75+ arts and crafts exhibitors, live music and entertainment, as well as awards, prizes and raffles during the event. The Festival takes place on Broadway Street in downtown Fort Meade, Florida. Admission is free. […]

Daniel O’Donnell: Back Home Again Tour

Lakeland, FL ― One of Ireland’s best loved artists, Daniel O’Donnell has announced that he will be returning to tour in the USA and play the RP Funding Center on February 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Daniel burst into superstardom in the USA back in 2002 with his first ever PBS special – The Daniel […]

The Viennese School with Jennifer Stahl

Late 18th century Vienna was home to great composers like Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. This performance features the ISO’s principal oboe, Jennifer Stahl, performing Mozart’s Concert for Oboe in C Major. Repertoire: Overture to The Magic Flute, Mozart Concert for Oboe in C Major, Mozart Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral,” Beethoven Single Tickets on sale at […]

Spiritus Piano Trio

Southeastern University’s faculty trio showcases their impressive talents. Adults $5, Students $3

Lakeland Concert Band Concert

Lakeland Concert Band

Doors open at 1:15, pre-show at 1:45 and the band concert begins at 2:30. The concert (and parking!) are free, and no tickets are needed. The concert will feature romantic songs for Valentine’s Day, including songs from The Beatles and an old fashioned love song featuring vocalist Ken Brady. It’s time for the Olympics, so […]

“Sing me a Story, Read me a Song”

Features Christina Dominski-Sale, mezzo soprano; Mark Thomsen, tenor James Caraher, piano Whether it’s a romantic duet, a vengeful aria or a funny song, composers often draw their inspiration from novels, short stories, poems – or historical figures and events.  Composers such as Richard Strauss, Jules Massenet, and Irving Berlin have created a musical retelling of stories […]

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