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Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College

111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
863-680-4296

February 2020

RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET: SERGEI PROKOFIEV’S “Cinderella”

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 – $18

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Branscomb Auditorium Adults: $18; Students: $9  The Russian National Ballet returns to Florida Southern College to present its marvelous setting of the children’s fairy tale, Cinderella, composed by Russian giant Sergei Prokofiev between 1940 and 1945. This is a full-length ballet in three acts, replete with beautiful costumes, grand scenery, elegant dancers, and of course, the famous glass slipper.  While the music is dark and brooding, the story is comedic – and…

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March 2020

JAZZ BRILLIANCE!

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

 We are so pleased this evening to bring back the youthful enthusiasm and savvy musicianship of our Florida Southern College Jazz Ensemble under the expert leadership of Jeff Benatar. For this special performance, Dr. Benatar has engaged internationally known jazz trumpeter Clay Jenkins as guest Artist-in-Residence – to work with the students for a few days and perform with them for this concert. As a premiere jazz trumpeter, composer, and arranger, Jenkins has toured, recorded, and/or performed with the big…

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ORCHESTRAL TREASURES

March 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

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 – and others that will simply command your attention for the first time. Please join this gifted conductor as she presents the rich range of timbres,…

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FLORIDA LECTURE SERIES

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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Free

Boys of Pointe du Hoc: Ronald Reagan, D-Day, and the U.S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion MARCH 18, 2020 - 7:00pm DOUGLAS BRINKLEY, Professor of History, Rice University  Location: Branscomb Auditorium Pointe du Hoc, the 100-foot promontory overlooking the English Channel on the coast of Normandy—where six big German guns were ensconced— was the number one target of US and British warships on D-Day morning. Historian Douglas Brinkley tells the stories of events that occurred four decades apart: from the storming of Normandy on June 6, 1944, when the…

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FSC DANCE: Synergy

March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 29, 2020

Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 – $18

 It is spring – and the annual spring dance concert is up again, featuring works and choreography by FSC Dance Program faculty and invited guest artists that celebrate the dynamic exchange of inspiration, manifestation, and sharing that encompass the creative process. The first act of this exciting program includes an abbreviated performance of the mystical and ethereal romantic-period ballet Giselle, followed by innovative and riveting original contemporary works  in the second act – all performed by the gifted students of…

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April 2020

A JOURNEY THROUGH LIGHT AND SPACE

April 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

 Tonight Jo Jossim and the Florida Southern College Symphony Band invite you to join them on a special musical journey exploring light and its infinite destinations into space. Among the selected pieces that will assist this musical ensemble in taking their journey are John Mackey’s Aurora Awakes, a piece about the heralding of the coming of light; Julie Giroux’s Journey Through Orion, a piece that enables travel with music 1,500 light years away through sections of outer space – where…

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RUDDIGORE (The Witch’s Curse)

April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

An opera about ghosts, witches, and curses – oh my! Long ago, a witch’s curse was cast upon the family Murgatroyd, commanding that each successive Baronet of the Murgatroyds must commit a horrible crime every day – or die in agony. Gilbert and Sullivan’s opera Ruddigore opens, revealing that the one true Baronet, Sir Ruthven, has gone into hiding, allowing his younger brother, Despard, to assume the title … and the curse!  However, the rightful heir is soon discovered –…

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WE ARE ONE

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

In a world often filled with great division, it is crucial that we focus more on what unites us.  Fortunately, we are aided by the universal language that is music – so we celebrate our oneness with musical selections in many different languages and styles, knowing that the picture is broad, and that we are all part of it.  Please join Beth Gibbs and both the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers of Florida Southern College as we rejoice in our…

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