Concluding her first year as conductor of Florida Southern College’s Symphony Orchestra and strings program, Martha Placeres leads her ensemble through an evening of music designed to showcase the diversity of orchestral repertoire and the hard work of her students. Through varied pieces by a variety of composers, you’ll hear some familiar pieces, yes – […]

Fly Into the Gardens: Celtic Celebration

Fly Into the Gardens: Celtic Celebration

On March 17 from Noon – 2:30pm, enjoy live music with Mrs. Murphy’s Chowder. Included with general admission or membership. Complement our live music experience with Chef Fulwood’s corned beef sandwich with roasted potato wedges. Meal is $12 per person, plus tax. Members receive 10% discount.

Wind Ensemble Concert

An expressive repertoire of time-honored and modern wind literature shared from the stage. General $5 Students $3


The members of the Hollingsworth Trio have been invited to return to the FSC Faculty Artist Series this spring to lead a performance celebrating strings – and other things – in performance.  Certainly, the Trio (Parsché, Sedloff, and Thielen) has become rather well-oriented to that concept with over 30 years of performing as a piano […]

The Music of Cream 50th Anniversary Tour

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For 2020 and beyond, The Music Of Cream hits the road with a new show and lineup. Honoring the original band’s landmark 1967 recording of Disraeli Gears, often considered Cream’s crowning achievement, concerts will feature the album performed in its entirety, followed by ‘Clapton Classics’ including hits like “Cocaine,” “Layla” “Crossroads,” and “Wonderful Tonight” along […]

Maxwell Foster Solo Recital (SCPF)

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Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:30 PM  9:30 PM Polk Museum of Art (map) Swan City Piano Festival is pleased to welcome Australian pianist Maxwell Foster presenting a program of solo piano works, featuring a world premiere by composer and FSU professor Liliya Ugay. The concert will begin at 7:30, with snacks and a pre-concert talk by Robert […]

Piano Masterclass with Maxwell Foster (SCPF)

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Friday, March 27, 2020 1:30 PM  3:30 PM Lakeland Public Library (map) Swan City Piano Festival (SCPF) is super excited to host a public masterclass with Maxwell Foster at the Lakeland Public Library. Young pianists from around Lakeland perform live for an interactive and exciting class with Maxwell, who is pursuing his DMA in Piano from Peabody […]

Yvonne Chen Solo Recital (SCPF)

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Friday, March 27, 2020 7:30 PM  9:30 PM Polk Museum of Art (map) Swan City Piano Festival welcomes pianist Yvonne Chen as she presents a program of recent solo piano works including a world premiere by Alexia Riner. Concert begins at 7:30, with snacks and a pre-concert talk by Robert Fleitz at 6:30. SINGLE CONCERT General $15 […]

Percussion Ensemble Concert

An evening of percussion ensemble literature in styles ranging from classical keyboard transcriptions to contemporary percussive oeuvres. General: $5 Students: $3

Piano Studio Recital

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Join the Department of Music for an evening highlighting SEU’s piano majors and faculty. General: $5 Students: $3  

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