Robert MacDonald performs in Festival concert
LAKELAND, Fla. (Feb. 25, 2005) - Florida Southern welcomes pianist Robert MacDonald, artist-in-residence, presenting a retrospective of his Festival recitals from 41 years of performing at Florida Southern. "Robert MacDonald and Friends" takes place March 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Branscomb Auditorium on the Florida Southern campus.
MacDonald will be joined by his actress wife Ingrid MacDonald and singer-actress daughter Sona MacDonald. Friends will include "The Rainbeaux," a vocal and instrumental team of former Florida Southern students.
MacDonald, director of FSC's Festival of Fine Arts, has been with the college since 1964. He holds music degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Indiana University, and the Austrian Academy of Music in Vienna. After critically praised European solo debuts and a highly successful New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall, he began concert-piano tours throughout the United States, with one such tour bringing him to FSC. In the ensuing years with the college, MacDonald has successfully combined teaching with concert touring and arts administration.
Tickets are $20. FSC students are admitted free of charge; non-FSC students pay half price. For ticket information, please contact the Branscomb Auditorium box office at (863) 680-4296.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive, United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.