Lakeland Florida – Harrison Arts – Winter Dance Concert

Harrison School for the Arts in Lakeland Florida

Harrison School for the Arts in Lakeland Florida

It is always a pleasure to write about an upcoming concert or a performance by the students and faculty of Lakeland’s Harrison Arts. And with all performances that Harrison School for the Arts has to offer throughout the year, this showcase of the Winter Dance Concert brings out the Best for the Harrison Dance Department. Guest artists such as Peter Pucci, who is the Artistic Director of PucciPlus and was principal in Pilobolus and David Sutherland, who performed with the Stuttgart Ballet joined faculty members Susan Olson and Gloria Haigler to bring their works on the main stage of the Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts.

In addition some wonderful choreographed movements and dances, a performance of Concerto 622 by Lar Lubovitch will be presented by the junior repertory class. Did you know that Harrison School for the Arts faculty member and dance instructor, Gloria Haigler, performed these roles worldwide while a company member of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Co.?

So, please come and enjoy this great performance by these fine dance students on Friday, January 30th and Saturday, January 31st, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased securely online at the Harrison School for the Arts web site with a nominal merchant fee for adults $8.00 and $6.00 for students and seniors. You can also stop by to purchase your tickets at the Box Office window in the Mitchell Gallery starting at 6:00 p.m.

 Credit – Flickr Photo by Innerglow

 

Check out these great photographs by Andy Glowgower Photography taken during rehearsals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark your calendar for these upcoming performances of The Harrison Fine Arts Series for 2008/09:

  • Visual Arts Senior Showcase, at the Polk Museum of Art, Jan. 13 – Mar.1
  • Eighth Grade Small Works INVITATIONAL 2009, Visual Arts Exhibit & Reception, Mitchell Gallery, Jan. 30 – Feb. 20, 2009.
  • Winter Dance Concert, Jan. 30 & 31.
  • King Lear, Feb. 26 – Mar. 1.
  • Connections & Combinations, Visual Arts Exhibit & Reception, Mitchell Gallery, Feb. 27 – Mar. 27.
  • Evening of Opera, Mar. 19.
  • Piano Concert, Mar. 24.
  • Jazz Band and Chamber Orchestra Concert, Mar. 26.
  • Chamber Music Concert @ Jenkins Recital Hall, Florida Southern College, Apr. 14.
  • Reflections on the Ground, Visual Arts Exhibit & Reception, Mitchell Gallery, Apr. 17 – June 4.
  • Side by Side by Sondheim, Apr. 17 – Apr. 19.
  • Spring Dance Concert, May 1 & 2.
  • Spring Orchestra Concert, May 14.
  • Spring Music Concert, May 21.

 

 

 

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Music of the Season – Lakeland’s Harrison School for the Arts

Music of the Season on December 11th, 2008 @ 7:30 p.m. is by far one of the best concerts being performed during the Christmas holiday season and this year’s performance by the Choral and Orchestra Department will be no different – I promise.


The Choral Department will present Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cantata BWV 142 (Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis – Bach Works Catalogue) “Uns ist ein Kind geboren – Unto us a child is born” together with Harrison’s Orchestra Chamber Group lead by Judy McLaurin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cantata BWV 142 Uns ist ein Kind geboren        Johann Sebastian Bach

  1. Concerto
  2. Chorus – Uns ist ein Kind geboren
  3. Aria – Dein Geburtstag ist erschienen
  4. Chorus – Ich will den Namen Gottes loben
  5. Aria – Jesu, dir sei Dank gesungen
  6. Recitative Immanuel
  7. Aria – Jesu, dir sei Preis gesungen
  8. Chorus – Alleluja

 

After intermission, the Orchestra will take the stage and present Holiday favorites such as “Festive Sounds Of Hanukah arranged by Bill Holcombe; “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Gustav Holst -setting by Robert W. Smith; “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson and for the whole audience to join and sing along with the Harrison Symphony and Harrison Singers is “Christmas Music for Orchestra and Voices” arranged by John Cacavas

Tickets are selling fast! You can purchase your tickets online at www.harrisonarts.com. Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and senior citizens.

 
 

 
 

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Music of the Season – Lakeland’s Harrison School for the Arts

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Lakeland’s Harrison Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert 2008

Harrison School for the Arts proudly presents The Harrison Symphony Orchestra on November 20th at 7:30 p.m.


This almost 100 student ensemble is well thought throughout the United States and Europe. Last year the orchestra performed at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. During their great performance, an international committee was so amazed by their concert that they invited the entire ensemble to play in France sometime in 2010.

I have been involved over the years with Harrison School for the Arts and the Orchestra is near and dear to my heart. They have always performed throughout the years to the best of their abilities and this year’s fall concert will be no different with classical repertoire you don’t want to miss.

Where else can you go to a wonderful orchestra performance at a great price? You can purchase your tickets online at www.harrisonarts.com. Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and senior citizens.

 

 

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Lakeland’s Harrison Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert 2008

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Lakeland’s Harrison School For The Arts – Fall Piano Concert

 

Lakeland’s Harrison School For The Arts – Fall Piano Concert

The Harrison Piano Department, will present a concert on Thursday, November 13, 2008, on the main stage of the Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, at 7:30 p.m.

Piano Students - Harrison School for the Arts

Photo was taken by Rebekah Haubry

The very talented piano students will play solo and ensemble literature, including Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, 1st movement for 2 pianos and 8 hands, as well as Darius Milhaud’s Brazileira from Scaramouche for 2 pianos and 4 hands. Other works by Chopin, Brahms, Debussy and Prokofieff will be performed.

Piano Students - Harrison Arts Center

The Seniors from the visual arts department from the Harrison Arts Center will be joining the concert by providing visual interpretation of some of our concert pieces, which will be projected on stage as the pianists play.

 

Performers for the concert are Senior Pianists Bryce Bresnan, Tyler Campbell, Samantha Sokolski, Garrett Williams; Junior Pianists Mary Catherine Savant, Lorel Schmitzberger, Shelli Sokolski, Benjamin Vickers, Miranda Walls; Sophomore Pianists Amanda Callihan, Robert Fleitz, Angel Lee, James Maffett, Sabrina Morby, Matthew Oliver, Tyler Seymour; and Freshman Pianists Richard Anderson, Derik Thomas, Alvaro Ulloa.

Piano Students - Seniors - Harrison Arts Center

Photo was taken by Cathy Sokolski

Ticket prices are $5 for students/seniors and $7 for adults. For box office hours and online ticketing visit http://www.harrisonarts.com/. Tickets may be purchased on the Harrison secure site using a credit card and will include a nominal merchant fee. Remember to bring your e-ticket to the event. You may also purchase tickets at The Harrison Box Office which opens at the night of the concert at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

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Lakeland’s Harrison School For The Arts – Fall Piano Concert

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Lakeland’s Harrison School for the Arts presents “Pirates of Penzance”

In years past musicals like “Singing in the Rain”, “Starting Here, Starting Now” and the “King and I” brought exhilaration and a full house to Lakeland’s Harrison School for the Arts theatre. This year, despite the ongoing construction at the school, the show must go on and you will be astonished by the exceptional talents these High School kids from departments such as musical theater, music, dance, orchestra and theater departments, showcase.

For the next two weeks, students from the Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts will present this fanatical rendition of “The Pirates of Penzance” by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.

The raucous operatic tale of a young pirate apprentice named Frederic who decided to leave the pirate life forever. Feeling obliged, however, to point out the pirates’ weakness being too softhearted. Apparently, all a captive must do is claiming to be an orphan and he is immediately released. Frederic, who has never seen any woman other than his partially deaf nurse, Ruth, stumbles upon a group of beautiful maidens and immediately falls in love with the Major General Stanley’s daughter Mabel. Soon thereafter, the pirates arrive and want to marry the rest of the Major General’s daughters. While the Major General Stanley recruits help from the police to stop the pirates, Frederic offers to help Stanley and the police to protect the ladies but soon realizes being torn by his slavery to duty under the swashbuckling Pirate King.

The show will be presented in the spirit of satire that Gilbert and Sullivan were known for, while at the same time, giving a contemporary audience an opportunity to enjoy the wit and style of slapstick and tongue and cheek hilarity. This production of Pirates leaps into the audience’s seats as a boisterous romp full of high spirit with sword fights and hilarity that makes an evening at the theatre enjoyable.


Meet the cast members:

Frederic is played by Dereck Seay 12th Grade

Mabel is played by Siobhan Gale 11th Grade

Ruth’s role is played by Caitlin Knowles 12th Grade

Sergeant of the Police is played by Skyler Knopp 11th Grade

Major General Stanley is played by Brendan Troost 12th Grade

The Pirate King is played by Britt Michael Gordon 11th Grade

Isabel is played by Olivia Williams 12th Grade

Edith is played by Alexis Ripley 12th Grade

Kate is played by Amelia Marler 11th Grade

Samuel is played by Tyler Campbell 12th Grade


Photos were taken and provided by Andy Glogower http://innerglowphoto.com/

Performances: October 24, 25, 31, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. – October 26, November 2 at 2:00 p.m. ****Reserved Seating****

Ticket prices: $10.00 for student/seniors – $15.00 for adult ticket

Box Office hours: October 21st through October 23rd & October 27th through October 30th – 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

October 24th & October 31st 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

October 25th & November 1st 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

October 26th & November 2nd 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Purchase Tickets online at www.harrisonarts.com

Prior to the opening night of Pirates of Penzance, the Visual Arts Department will hold their Visual Arts Reception themed, “Stars, Stripes and Polka Dots” on October 24, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.


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Lakeland’s Harrison School for the Arts presents “Pirates of Penzance”

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Lakeland Florida – First Friday’s Theme is Art Walk

The Downtown Lakeland Partnership prides itself of hosting and organizing First Friday. This monthly celebration offers a different theme each month. This family celebration of the “Dog Days of Summer” and “Back to School” were great success.

 

 

 

This month First Friday theme in Lakeland is “Art Walk”. I’m always impressed of what Lakeland has to offer with the art exhibits. I’ve visited various exhibits, such as the memorable Butterfly Exhibit in Munn Park and the Swan exhibit throughout Lakeland, which was well received within this community and I’m anxious to see another great art exhibit featuring sculptures. You be able to vote for your favorite sculptures displayed along Lemon Street Promenade. An opening reception for “Oncology on Canvas”, an exhibit of international art created by cancer patients, their families and health care providers, was announced by The Watson Clinic Foundation, Arts in Medicine and J. Rowan Galleries, Inc. Art Galleries throughout Downtown Lakeland will have art reception. 

Students from the Harrison School for the Arts will be performing in Munn Park, as well as performances from local artists bringing entertainment for the entire family along the streets. As always, during Lakeland’s First Friday, shops and restaurants stay open late. Are you a classic car show fanatic – then you’ll have plenty to see along Tennessee Avenue?

Newsflash – Update! Students from the Harrison School for the Arts have been rehearsing everyday for the upcoming Musical Theater performance “Pirates of Penzance this month. They will showcase their talents with a sneak preview at 6:30 p.m. 7:15 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

 

The free event is October 3rd and starts at 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Lakeland Florida – First Friday’s Theme is Art Walk

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Harrison School for the Arts Concert – Jazz/Chamber Winds

Harrison School for the Arts Music Department will present their Jazz and Chamber Winds Concert on Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m.

You will hear some of the selections performed by The Harrison Jazz Band that includes: Morning Dance by Spyro Gyra, Switch in Time by Sammy Nestico, and A Night in Tunisia by Dizzy Gillespie.

Spyro Gyra performing Morning Dance

The Chamber Winds will perform selections such as: Jack Hawes’ Pieces of Eight and Walther Lampe’s Serenade op. 7. The Harrison Orchestra Department is under the direction of Rob Lambert and Matt Davis.

Tickets are $5.00 for students and senior citizens and $7.00 for adults and can be purchased online at Harrison School for the Arts web site or at the box office located in the Patrick Mitchell gallery on 750 Hollingsworth Road in Lakeland next to Lakeland High School. The box office opens at 6:00 p.m.

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Harrison School for the Arts – Jazz/Chamber Concert

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Harrison School for the Arts – Piano Concert

Piano Student

Please join me when these gifted Piano Students present their annual Spring Piano Concert on Tuesday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Piano Student1

 

This piano concert will not only feature solo piano repertoire of Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Debussy; but also feature a Romance of Sergei Rachmaninoff written for six hands; Ritual Fire Dance of Manuel de Falla, and a movement of the Sonata for Two Pianos of Claude Bolling. Bolling’s piece depicts a musical duel between a “classical” and “jazz” pianist’s including drums and bass. There is a little something for everyone at this concert. The piano students are under the direction of Rebekah Haubry.

The concert takes place in the Harrison School for the Arts Theatre located at 750 Hollingsworth Road in Lakeland, next to Lakeland High School. The theatre has room for 650 patrons. Tickets are $5.00 for students and senior citizens and $7.00 for adults. You may purchase tickets online at Harrison School for the Arts web site.

 

 

 Piano Students

Pictures provided by Dawn Kahre

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Harrison School for the Arts – Piano Concert

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Harrison School for the Arts – Choral Concert

If you missed the Harrison School for the Arts theatre sold out performances last month “Pride and Prejudice”.  You’re in for a treat at this year’s Spring Choral Concert on March 20, 2008 @ 7:30 p.m.

Harrison School for the Arts - Chorus picture provided by Dawn Kahre

The Harrison Chorus will be premiering the “Opera in a Box” program for the middle schools with an abbreviated presentation of Hansel and Gretel during the first half of the concert.  The second half will include songs from around the globe, including Japan, Brazil, Africa, England, and more. The choral students are under the direction of Judy McLaurin.

Tickets are $5.00 for students and senior citizens and $7.00 for adults. You may purchase your tickets on-line at Harrison School for the Arts web site or on the evening of the performance at the Harrison School for the Arts Box Office. Enjoy the evening with these talented young artists!

Watch out for more upcoming performances in the near future!

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