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Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College

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

September 2019

FLORIDA LECTURE SERIES

September 19 @ 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

 The Responsibility for Sustaining Our Republic under the Rule of Law SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 - 7:00PM HON. R. FRED LEWIS , Justice of the Florida Supreme Court (Ret.) Location: Branscomb Auditorium History demonstrates our society is constantly evolving. Changes and pressures often generate issues that challenge our Republic, and may even threaten the institutions designed to protect our fundamental freedoms. These institutions are not self-sustaining. They need attention and care. Our core documents may not expressly set forth specific responsibilities for individual citizens. But…

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October 2019

The Golden Ticket: Tales of the Chocolate Factory

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until October 19, 2019

One event on October 20, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States

Oct 18-20, Fri & Sat 7:30pm and Sun 2:30pm. Children $15. Adults $25.

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The USAF Concert Band and Singing Sergeants

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
Free

Friday, October 25, 2019 – 7:30 p.m. The United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants Location: Branscomb Auditorium Free and open to the public. This fall, Florida Southern College is proud to host the prestigious United States Air Force Concert Band and the Singing Sergeants in our beautiful concert hall at Branscomb Auditorium!  Performing worldwide each year, these treasured musicians honor, inspire, and connect with over six million listeners at 5,000 live and televised events. The USAF Band…

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Live the Questions: Chamber Singers Concert

October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Chamber Singers; Beth Gibbs, conductor Location: Branscomb Auditorium Adults: $8; Students: $4  As human beings, we often question what is around us, and it is important not to shy away from that instinct. This evening, our inquisitive nature is reflected in the music of this concert presented by the FSC Chamber Singers under the direction of Beth Gibbs, with each selection posing a question, challenge, or predicament to be considered.  With varying…

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November 2019

A SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION!

November 1 @ 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

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 of her engagement with them. Through beautiful musical styles, wonderful composers, and a couple of innovative ideas here and there, she will let you know…

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FSC│DANCE: Fall into Dance 2019

November 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$9 – $18

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 10, 2019, 2:30 p.m. Location: Branscomb Auditorium Adults: $18; Students: $9  Join us for the FSC Dance Program’s annual fall dance performance, FSC│Dance: Fall into Dance 2019, as we showcase an eclectic array of works from Florida Southern College faculty and guest artists. This performance will feature new and diverse choreography, ranging from ballet to contemporary modern dance, all performed by the talented students of FSC’s Dance Program under the incredible artistic…

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BANDTASTIC VIII: BAND DAY ENCORE

November 15 @ 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

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 7:30 p.m. FSC Bands and Guest Performers, Jo Jossim, Artistic Director Location: Branscomb Auditorium Adults: $8; Students: $4  Featuring an array of large and small ensembles with diverse repertoire ranging from classical and jazz genres to popular and rock favorites, this Music Department’s annual event promises to simply take your breath away. Conceived and directed by FSC Symphony Band conductor Jo Jossim, this virtual kaleidoscope of musical styles, colors, and textures moves at a non-stop…

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THE MAJESTY OF THE SUN

November 19 @ 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

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 – 7:30 p.m. FSC Concert Choir with Beth Gibbs, conductor Location: Branscomb Auditorium Adults: $8; Students: $4  The title simply says it all: From its inspiring beauty in a sunrise, or the warmth it gives on a summer day, to the life-force it offers for the growth of crops, there is no wonder that the sun has held a place of majesty in societies across the ages and around the globe.  This inspirational evening of beautiful…

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December 2019

SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS: THE CHRISTMAS GALA

December 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$4 – $8

Saturday, December 7, 2019 – 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. FSC Music Department and Guests Location: Branscomb Auditorium Adults: $8; Students: $4  How may we better express our hopes and dreams for the holidays – but by celebrating the music and words that pull it all together in Spirit of the Holidays: The Christmas Gala!  The FSC Music Department showcases its large ensembles – including choral, instrumental, and strings – along with special smaller groups to perform music that incorporates…

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TCHAIKOVSKY’S The Nutcracker

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

Branscomb Auditorium at Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, Florida 33801 United States
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$15 – $25

FLORIDA DANCE THEATRE PRESENTS: TCHAIKOVSKY’S The Nutcracker Saturday, December 14, 2019– 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 2019 – 2:30 p.m. Location: Branscomb Auditorium Adults: $25; Students (under 12): $15  Having just celebrated their 25th anniversary last year, the members of this exciting dance company, the Florida Dance Theatre (FSC’s dance company-in-residence), bring their classic holiday tradition of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to the Festival of Fine Arts. Come see this timeless holiday masterpiece, performed with charm and perfection by the dynamic dancers…

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February 2020

RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET: SERGEI PROKOFIEV’S “Cinderella”

February 26, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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