Festival Of Fine Arts Presents Concerts To Sound The Arrival Of March

Feb 25, 2022

by FSC Staff

Florida Southern College’s Festival of Fine Arts continues its spring semester offerings with a pair of shows to begin March.

First up is a mix of poetry and music, as the Florida Southern Chamber Singers present “Poetry in Song” as their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on March 1 at Branscomb Auditorium.

The Chamber Singers, directed by MaryAnn Brilleslyper, will deliver poems brought to life through choral music. The selections span several centuries and represent many different genres, highlighting various themes.

The cost of the choral event is $8 for adults, $4 for children and is free for Florida Southern faculty, staff, and students with ID. The event is open to the public.

On March 2, music once again takes center stage on campus as the masterful mandolin playing of Mike Marshall and Caterina Lichtenberg will fill the Anne McGregor Jenkins Recital Hall at The Robert Davis Performing Arts Center starting at 7:30 p.m.

Marshall is a living compendium of musical styles and has the ability to seamlessly blend his American roots background with a deep understanding of European classical music, Brazilian choro, and other cross-cultural genres. Marshall is a fluid Jazz improviser and a master on mandolin, guitar, mandocello, and violin.

In 2014, Marshall was nominated for his third Grammy Award for his recording with the Turtle Island Quartet. Marshall is touring with German mandolin virtuoso Caterina Lichtenberg, who holds the position of mandolin professor at the Cologne Music Conservatory.

The pair have released two albums on the Adventure Music label and have performed at the Carmel Bach Festival, The Savannah Music Festival, the Bach Haus in Liepzig, Germany and the Rockygrass Bluegrass Festival in Colorado. The two have also been soloists with the New Century Orchestra under Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, and Orchester l’arte del mondo from Cologne, Germany. Their most recent recording is a compilation of Johann Sebastian Bach duets performed on mandocello and mandolin.

The concert costs $18 for adults and $9 for children. Florida Southern College faculty, staff and students can attend for free with their ID. This event is also open to the public.

For more information, call Crystal Norman at 863.680.4295.