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Festival Events

In-Person
the music of chick corea - jazz faculty highlights volume 2 - february 8, 2022 7:30 PM
Music

Jazz Faculty Highlights, Volume 2
The Music of Chick Corea

Feb
8

Event Start: 7:30 PM

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)

Cost: Free

This event is open to the public.

In-Person
godspell
Theatre Arts

Godspell

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

This event is open to the public.

In-Person
poetry in song
Music

Poetry in Song
Chamber Singers Spring Concert

Mar
1

Event Start: 7:30 PM

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

This event is open to the public.

In-Person
bouquet of clarinet music
Music

“Bouquet of Clarinet Music”
Featuring Faculty Artist Stacey McColley

Mar
14

Event Start: 7:30 PM

With Guest artists

  • John McColley, Harp
  • Fernando Traba, Bassoon
  • Dione Chandler, Oboe
  • Jeremie Michael, piano

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)

Cost: Free

This event is open to the public.

In-Person
Patience (Bunthorne
Theatre Arts

Patience (Bunthorne's Bride)
by Gilbert and Sullivan

Mar
19

Event Start: 7:30 PM

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.

Location: Branscomb Auditorium (Masks Required)

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

This event is open to the public.

In-Person
embodied
Dance

Em/bodied
Erin LaSala Phillips, director

March 26

Event Start Time: 7:30 PM

March 27

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.

Location: Branscomb Auditorium (Masks Required)

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

This event is open to the public.

In-Person
Music

Jazz Excellence!

Mar
30

Event Start: 7:30 PM

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 Required)

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

This event is open to the public.

In-Person
A tribute to Paula Parsche presented by music faculty members of Florida Southern College
Music

A Tribute to Paula Parsché (Faculty Artist Showcase)
presented by music faculty members of Florida Southern College

Apr
5

Event Start: 7:30 PM

  • Diane Stahl, Master of Ceremonies
  • The Hollingsworth Trio:
    • Mark Thielen, violin
    • Michael Sedloff, cello
    • Matthew Corl, piano
  • Fen-Fang Chen, piano
  • George Hambos, piano (FSC ‘21)
  • Jimmy Moore, guitar
  • Brian Brink, trombone
  • Mark Thomsen, tenor
  • Rita Fandrich, piano
  • Christy Sallee, piano
  • Jeffrey Benatar, piano

Location: Branscomb Auditorium (Masks are required)

Cost: Free

This event is open to the public.

In-Person
the diary of anne frank
Dance

The Diary of Anne Frank
Directed by Paul Bawek

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 @ 7:30PM
4/10 & 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)

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

This event is open to the public.

In-Person
Schubert Mass FSC Choral Concert - April 12, 2022 7:30 PM
Music

Schubert Mass in G
Spring Choir Concert

Apr
12

Event Start: 7:30 PM

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.

Location: Branscomb Auditorium (Masks Required)

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

This event is open to the public.

In-Person
Spring Back
Music

Spring Back
Symphony Band Concert

Apr
21

Event Start: 7:30 PM

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.

Location: Branscomb Auditorium (Masks Required)

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

This event is open to the public.