Florida Southern College Festival of Fine Arts Continues With Scheduled Events in Spring 2023

Jan 11, 2023

by FSC Staff

The Festival of Fine Arts continues at Florida Southern College for the 52nd consecutive year.


Musical Theater Performance

The spring offerings include student art, artistic dance, theatrical comedies, and various musical performances that encompass a variety of genres. Several scheduled FFA events are free and open to the public, while tickets must be purchased for most performances. 


FSC faculty, staff, and students with IDs can attend performances free. All events will take place on the campus of Florida Southern College. All dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Please consult www.flsouthern.edu/ffa for updated information. 



The Spring events will include:

Dec. 2 – January 13: The Annual Student Exhibition (Melvin Art Gallery)* 

Jan. 21: Lakeland Symphony Orchestra Presents Night at the Opera: “Cavalleria Rusticana” (Branscomb Auditorium) 

Jan. 23: The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra Returns to Lakeland (Branscomb Auditorium) 

Jan. 31: Jazz Faculty Highlights, Volume 3: The Music of Horace Silver (Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall)* 

Feb. 6: Bouquet of Clarinet Music (Branscomb Auditorium)* 

Feb. 15: A Celebration of Black Jazz Composers, Volume 2 (Branscomb Auditorium)* 

Feb. 17-19 and Feb. 23-26: “Something Rotten” (Buckner Theatre) 

Feb. 22: The FSC Studio Orchestra Returns (Branscomb Auditorium) 

March 2: “Sing Your Way Home” Chamber Singers Choir Concert (Branscomb Auditorium) 

March 14: Eternal Feminine: Piano Duets Celebrating Women in Music (Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall)* 

March 23: Jazz Spectacular! (Branscomb Auditorium) 

March 31 – April 2: Reshaping Boundaries – FSC Dance Artistic (Branscomb Auditorium) 

April 5: “The Spirit of Spring” Band Spring Concert (Branscomb Auditorium) 

April 7-9 and April 13-16: Ken Ludwig’s “Moon Over Buffalo” (Buckner Theatre) 

April 11: “Out of the Depths” Choir Concert (Branscomb Auditorium) 

April 21 and April 23: “The Elixir of Love” by Gaetano Donizetti (Branscomb Auditorium) 

* Starred events are free admission, with no ticket required. 


Contact the Branscomb Auditorium box office at 863-680-4296 for information about general admission seating. For reserved seating information, contact the Buckner Theatre box office at 863-680-3089. For more information about the Festival of Fine Arts visit www.flsouthern.edu/ffa


Florida Southern College's Jazz Ensemble

The current title “Festival of Fine Arts” was introduced during the fall of 1970. Previously a concert series and dance performances titled “Concert-Lecture Series,” it included concerts from on-campus members (faculty and students), outside musical guests, outside lecturers, and FSC student theater performances. The FSC Fine Arts building complex was completed that same year. 


For the first 47 years, internationally renowned pianist Robert MacDonald, who helped to develop and maintain the series at FSC, served as director. MacDonald simultaneously worked as a professor, mentor, artist-in-residence, and department chair while directing the Festival of Fine Arts series. 


FFA events encompass a plethora of artistic genres. Performances in the recent past include the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, National Circus of China, Ballet Hispanico, Count Basie Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Michael Feinstein, and Bobby McFerrin, just to name a few.