This recital assembles the Jazz faculty at Florida Southern for a tribute to the Pianist/Composer/Bandleader Chick Corea. Selections, arrangements, and original compositions in honor of this Jazz legend will be performed by an all-star group of musicians, led from the piano by Dr. Jeffrey Benatar, Director of Jazz Studies.
Location: Ann MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall (B202) (Masks are required)
This event is open to the public.
Book by John-Michael Tebelak and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Directed by James F. Beck, Musical Direction by Christianne Roll.
2/17 - 2/20 7:30 PM
2/24 - 2/27 7:30 PM
Sundays 2:30 PM
A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.
Reserve your seats by calling the Buckner Box Office at 863-680-3089
Location: Buckner Theatre (Seating is Limited and Masks are Required.)
Cost: $9 children / $18 adults / Free to FSC Faculty, Staff & Students with ID
Guided by beautiful and thought-provoking texts, the Chamber Singers, directed by MaryAnn Brilleslyper, present an evening of choral music that will have something for everyone to enjoy.
Selections span several centuries and present many different genres, highlighting beautiful poetry on various themes.
Location: Branscomb Auditorium (Masks Required)
Cost: $4 children / $8 adults / Free to FSC Faculty, Staff & Students with ID
With Guest artists
Performance to include pieces by Larsen, Reade, Brahms, Glinka and FSC faculty composer, Tom McColley. Stacey is Principal Clarinet with Punta Gorda Symphony, Clarinet with Southwest Florida Symphony as well as Clarinet Faculty here at Florida Southern College. Stacey is a Buffet Group USA Artist, and Artist Clinician with Vandoren Paris.
Location: Branscomb Auditorium (Masks are Required)
Opera Theatre directed by Mark Thomsen
Orchestra directed by Martha Placeres
A lover’s chaotic triangle: Reginald Bunthorne, a moody and handsome poet, is in love with the simple milkmaid, Patience, who is in love with her childhood sweetheart, Archibald Grosvenor, who is also a poet. As the story begins it is revealed all the village’s maidens are in love or, rather, in mad adoration of Bunthorne because of his poetry, which is mediocre, at best. Patience discovers she cannot marry Archibald because he is too perfect in every way. Meanwhile, the platoon of Heavy Dragoon Guards, to whom the village maidens had promised themselves the year before, discover the maidens have changed their minds about their betrothal to them as they are so in rapture with Bunthorne. The Dragoon Guards decide that the only way to fight poetic aesthetics is with aesthetics. And so, they try. My, do they try! Love against love and aesthetics is caught in the middle.
Event Start Time: 7:30 PM
Event Start Time: 2:30 PM
This annual FSC|Dance spring concert will feature an abbreviated performance of the beautiful classical ballet Raymonda and new contemporary works choreographed by FSC faculty and esteemed guest artists.
The FSC Jazz Ensemble joins with this year’s Jazz Guest Artist Aaron Eckert, Trombonist from the US Army Blues Band, the premiere Jazz Ensemble of the Army, in a performance featuring the trombone and its role in the Jazz world. Directed by Dr. Jeffrey Benatar, this fourth installment of the Spring Jazz Guest Artist-in-Residence Program will highlight an array of styles in the Big Band tradition.
Location: Branscomb Auditorium (Masks are required)
Dramatized by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett (Based upon the book Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl)
4/7, 4/8, 4/9, 4/14, 4/15, and 4/16 @ 7:30PM4/10 & 4/17 @ 2:30PM
The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge from the 20th Century. The memoirs of this young Jewish girl, forced to hide for nearly two years to escape Nazi persecution, are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of our human history. In her secret attic, Anne comes of age: she laughs, plays, fights with her mother, and falls in love for the first time. In spite of her oppressive circumstances and the horrors that surround her, Anne’s spirit transcends, as she voices her belief, “in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.” Anne’s dynamism, her luminous spirit, and her story of resilience continue to resonate deeply, making her story as vital today as when her diary first was published.
Call 863-680-3089 to reserve seats.
Location: Buckner Theatre (Masks Required)
Join the combined choirs of the FSC Choral Program, directed by Dr. MaryAnn Brilleslyper, as we present the much-loved Mass No. 2 in G Major, D. 167, by Franz Schubert. This delightful piece will be introduced with several other selections of this familiar text from the Mass Ordinary, set by contemporary composers, bringing a well-rounded variety to the evening.
The Symphony Band is thrilled to be back on stage directed by J. Jossim, and is planning a concert of musical selections that is sure to entertain.
Much like a spring garden with a variety of plantings, there will be something for everyone.