Festival of Fine Arts to hold 48th season opener
LAKELAND, Fla. (Sept. 27, 2007) — Florida Southern College opens its 48th Festival of Fine Arts season Oct. 11, showcasing the varied ensembles of the FSC Music Department. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Branscomb Auditorium on the college campus.
This year’s event features a wide variety of musical selections from baroque to jazz, vocal to instrumental, performed by outstanding students under the direction of FSC’s acclaimed faculty directors. In addition, the second half of the evening is devoted to a re-dedication of the Houts Memorial Steinway piano, which was completely refurbished during the summer. The piano was donated to the college in 1973 by Dr. H.L. Schofield in memory of Jack Houts, FSC’s choral director from 1961-1972. Robert MacDonald, who originally dedicated the piano, will perform for the re-dedication. FSC faculty members and former students of Jack Houts, Paula Parsché and Diane Willis Stahl, will perform in memory of Houts. The FSC Chorale will perform “God’s Trombones,” a work closely associated with Houts’ tenure at FSC.
Tickets are $20. FSC students are admitted free of charge; non-FSC students admitted at half price. For ticket information, please contact the Branscomb Auditorium box office at (863) 680-4296.
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