ORCHESTRAL TREASURES

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 – […]

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 […]

EVENING AT THE SYMPHONY

 FSC’s Symphony Orchestra, directed by Kira Omelchenko, shares with us a concert featuring a potpourri of symphonic pieces showcasing an impressive array of techniques, timbres, textures, and themes. In music highlighting impressive technical standards, fiery rhythms, and beautiful – but powerful – melodies, we will hear pieces by Glinka (Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila), Maurice […]

‘TIS THE SEASON: The Christmas Gala 

FSC’s Department of Music presents ‘Tis the Season: The Christmas Gala with a riveting group of musical holiday favorites, beautifully performed by choral, instrumental, and string groups – and selected special music by other musical combinations.  Among favorite pieces to be performed are Sleigh Ride, Christmas Song, and The Nutcracker (for orchestra/dancers), O Holy Night […]

‘TIS THE SEASON: The Christmas Gala

FSC’s Department of Music presents ‘Tis the Season: The Christmas Gala with a riveting group of musical holiday favorites, beautifully performed by choral, instrumental, and string groups – and selected special music by other musical combinations.  Among favorite pieces to be performed are Sleigh Ride, Christmas Song, and The Nutcracker (for orchestra/dancers), O Holy Night […]

Postcards from Russia

 Now in her fifth year as orchestra conductor and string director at FSC, Kira Omelchenko has chosen to share with us a stunning performance featuring symphonic works by the truly great Russian masters. In pieces like Rimsky-Korsakov’s Procession of the Nobles (from the “Mlada Ballet Suite”), Tchaikovsky’s Slavonic March, Glazunov’s Spanish Dance, and selections from […]

“Symphonic Dances” Orchestra Concert

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 […]

FSC Opera Theatre presents: “The Gondoliers” by Gilbert and Sullivan

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 […]

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 […]

Joys of the Season: The Christmas Gala

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 […]

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