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Festival Events

In-Person
Música de la Noche
Music

Música de la Noche
Directed by Martha Placeres

Nov
3

Event Start: 7:30 PM

The FSC Orchestra will feature pieces for full and chamber orchestra with a diverse array of styles. Included in this program, the Orchestra will premiere a very interesting piece for chamber orchestra and electronics by Mathew Campbell, and another small ensemble piece by Mexican composer, Gina Enriquez.

Masks are Required

Location: Branscomb Auditorium

Cost: $4 children / $8 adults / Free to FSC Faculty, Staff & Students

This event is open to the public.

In-Person
Bandtastic!
Music

Bandtastic!
Symphony Band & Jazz Ensemble concert J. Jossim, Jeffrey Benatar, directors

Nov
5

Event Start: 7:30 PM

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 pace guaranteed to keep you completely enthralled. The larger ensembles include the FSC Symphony Band, the FSC Jazz Ensemble, and the FSC Chamber Singers – while a potpourri of small groups (any number of performers from one to ten) provide quick changes throughout the performance.

Masks are Required.

Watch bandtastic Online

Location: Branscomb Auditorium

Cost: $4 children / $8 adults / Free to FSC Faculty, Staff & Students with ID

This event is open to the public.

In-Person
Piano Recital
Music

Piano Recital
Kevin T. Chance

Nov
11

Event Start: 7:30 PM

Named Teacher of the Year by the Alabama Music Teachers Association and Music Educator of the Year by the Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, pianist Kevin T. Chance has been hailed as “a superlative musician” playing “with musical conviction and muscularity.” He has performed throughout the United States and abroad as both soloist and collaborator. Recent engagements include performances at Carnegie Hall as well as concerto appearances with Bernstein's Age of Anxiety and Rachamninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini with the Huxford Symphony Orchestra, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the University of Alabama Wind Ensemble, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the Athens Chorale in Georgia, and Gerald Finzi’s Eclogue.

Seating is Limited, Masks Required

Location: Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall

Cost: Free

This event is open to the public.

In-Person
Fall Into Dance
Dance

Fall Into Dance
Directed by Erin LaSala Phillips

November 13

Event Start Time: 7:30 PM

November 14

Event Start Time: 2:30 PM

Featuring jazz, ballet, and contemporary modern pieces, the FSC Dance Program is back with their annual fall dance concert. Enjoy an eclectic array of works from Florida Southern College faculty and guest artists in the Branscomb Auditorium.

Masks are Required.

Cost: $9 children / $18 adults / Free to FSC Faculty, Staff & Students with ID

This event is open to the public.

In-Person
Campfire Lake
Music

Fire and Water Part II
Directed by Beth Gibbs

Nov
16

Event Start: 7:30 PM

This semester, the FSC Choral Program is focusing on the elemental importance of Fire and Water, with each choir presenting its own interpretation of that theme. These elements can be extremely destructive but can also bring healing and the chance for new life and rebirth. In Fire and Water, Part II, the Concert Choir will explore many different sides of each of these powerful elements through music that spans several centuries, styles and languages. This concert will include Italian madrigals, Canadian folk songs, African American spirituals, Jazz standards, and familiar Musical Theatre hits, encompassing the power of fire, water, the resilience of community, and the joy that comes from new beginnings.

Masks are Required

Watch Online fire and water part two

Location: Branscomb Auditorium

Cost: $4 children / $8 adults / Free to FSC Faculty, Staff & Students

This event is open to the public.

In-Person
Songs for a New World
Theatre Arts

Songs for a New World
Directed by Paul Bawek

November 18 - through20

Event Start Time: 7:30 PM

November 21

Event Start Time: 2:30 PM

December 2 - through4

Event Start Time: 7:30 PM

December 5

Event Start Time: 2:30 PM

Songs for a New World is, according to composer Jason Robert Brown, “about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back.”

With a rousing score that blends elements of pop, gospel and jazz, featuring tight harmonies and darling vocals, Songs for a New World transports its audience from the deck of a spanish sailing ship bound for a new land, to the ledge of a New York penthouse. Characters range from a young man in the Bronx who dreams of becoming a famous basketball player, to a forlorn and neglected Mrs. Claus lamenting as Christmas approaches.

Reserve your seats by calling the Buckner Box Office at 863-680-3089.

Seating is Limited, Masks Required.

Location: Buckner Theatre

Cost: $9 children / $18 adults / Free to FSC Faculty, Staff & Students with ID

This event is open to the public.

In-Person
holiday wishes christmas gala
Music

"Holiday Wishes"
Christmas Gala 2021

Event Start: 2:30 PM

December 11

Event Start Time: 2:30 PM

December 11

Event Start Time: 7:30 PM

FSC’s Department of Music presents ‘"Holiday Wishes": The Christmas Gala with a riveting group of musical holiday favorites, beautifully performed by choral, instrumental, and string groups – and selected special music by other musical combinations. Come join us for a traditionally spectacular evening – filled with surprises!

Masks are Required.

Location: Branscomb Auditorium

Cost: $4 children / $8 adults / Free to FSC Faculty, Staff & Students with ID.

This event is open to the public.

In-Person
the nutcracker
Dance

"The Nutcracker"
Florida Dance Theatre

December 18

Event Start Time: 7:30 PM

December 19

Event Start Time: 2:30 PM

The Florida Dance Theatre (FSC’s 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 of this impressive ensemble in a breathtaking production featuring colorful scenery, dazzling costumes, and entrancing choreography. Bring your family and enjoy the music, dance, and spectacle that define the holiday season around the world.

Masks are required

Location: Branscomb Auditorium

Cost: $20 children / $30 adults / Free to FSC Faculty, Staff & Students with ID

This event is open to the public.