of Fine Arts begins 42nd season
(Sept. 28, 2001) - Florida Southern College opens its 42nd Festival
of Fine Arts season Oct. 4 with a program of music of and about
Floridians. The opening performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Branscomb
Auditorium on the college campus.
its full range of musical talent with selections performed by the
symphony band, jazz band, symphony orchestra, and chorus.
concert is especially important, says music professor and conductor
Arthur Pranno. "This is our opening gala, and there will probably
be well over 200 students participating. It will be a great concert."
Pranno has chosen
selections from the opera, "The Rise and Fall of the City of
Mahagonny" for the orchestral portion of the program. A collaboration
of composer Kurt Weill and writer Bertolt Brecht, the opera is set
in a fictitious town in Florida.
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.