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Lakeland Symphony Orchestra

Hans Christian Andersen said it best: “Where words fail, music speaks.”

Jay Erwin knew that when he and Dr. Ken Anderson rallied together 30 of their friends to perform as the Lakeland Civic Symphony in 1965. Over the next 55+ years, the group grew with the community, welcoming amateur and professional musicians to share the joys of live music with Lakeland and Polk County.

Known since 1987 as the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, the group transitioned to a professional orchestra in 2016 and Lakeland became home to one of just 12 small- to mid-size professional orchestras in Florida. Through concerts, lectures and school-based programs, staff and musicians strive to share education, entertainment and inspiration through great music.

In 2021, we’re reimagining the Symphony for the next generation – including a return to the original name: Lakeland Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to symphonic music, the Symphony is home to Lakeland Opera, welcoming opera professionals to the community to perform and teach in Florida Southern College’s opera theatre department.

Find out how you can hear the music at www.lkldsymphony.org.

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Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Illustrations from the Mirror: The Art of Ahmad Taylor Illustrations from the Mirror: The Art of Ahmad Taylor

Saturday, Sep 30, 2023
10:00am - 4:00pm In our galleries this Fall, see how a storybook comes... read more

Illustrations from the Mirror: The Art of Ahmad Taylor

In our galleries...

Saturday, Sep 30, 2023
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Illustrations from the Mirror: The Art of Ahmad Taylor Illustrations from the Mirror: The Art of Ahmad Taylor

Saturday, Sep 30, 2023
10:00am - 4:00pm In our galleries this Fall, see how a storybook comes... read more

Illustrations from the Mirror: The Art of Ahmad Taylor

In our galleries...

Saturday, Sep 30, 2023
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Illustrations from the Mirror: The Art of Ahmad Taylor Illustrations from the Mirror: The Art of Ahmad Taylor

Saturday, Sep 30, 2023
10:00am - 4:00pm In our galleries this Fall, see how a storybook comes... read more

Illustrations from the Mirror: The Art of Ahmad Taylor

In our galleries...

Saturday, Sep 30, 2023
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Illustrations from the Mirror: The Art of Ahmad Taylor Illustrations from the Mirror: The Art of Ahmad Taylor

Saturday, Sep 30, 2023
10:00am - 4:00pm In our galleries this Fall, see how a storybook comes... read more

Illustrations from the Mirror: The Art of Ahmad Taylor

In our galleries...

Saturday, Sep 30, 2023
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
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Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

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Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
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WPCV 97.5 Presents The 6th Concert for the Kids WPCV 97.5 Presents The 6th Concert for the Kids

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024
7:30pm - 10:00pm 97 Country WPCV and Window World are proud to present... read more

WPCV 97.5 Presents The 6th Concert for the Kids

97 Country WPCV...

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2024
Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
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Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

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Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
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Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

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Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
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Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
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Shen Yun Shen Yun

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024
7:30pm - 2:00pm Shen Yun takes you on an extraordinary journey through... read more

Shen Yun

Shen Yun takes you...

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024
Time: 7:30pm - 2:00pm

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
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Shen Yun Shen Yun

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024
7:30pm - 2:00pm Shen Yun takes you on an extraordinary journey through... read more

Shen Yun

Shen Yun takes you...

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024
Time: 7:30pm - 2:00pm

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
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Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

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Big: The Musical Big: The Musical

Friday, Feb 16, 2024
7:30pm - 10:00pm Lakeland Community Theatre February 16, 17, 18 &... read more

Big: The Musical

Lakeland Community...

Friday, Feb 16, 2024
Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

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Big: The Musical Big: The Musical

Saturday, Feb 17, 2024
7:30pm - 10:00pm Lakeland Community Theatre February 16, 17, 18 &... read more

Big: The Musical

Lakeland Community...

Saturday, Feb 17, 2024
Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
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Big: The Musical Big: The Musical

Sunday, Feb 18, 2024
2:00pm - 5:00pm Lakeland Community Theatre February 16, 17, 18 &... read more

Big: The Musical

Lakeland Community...

Sunday, Feb 18, 2024
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

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Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
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SEU's Spiritus SEU's Spiritus

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2024
7:00pm - 8:30pm The School of Music at Southeastern University is proud... read more

SEU's Spiritus

The School of Music...

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2024
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
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Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
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Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Big: The Musical Big: The Musical

Friday, Feb 23, 2024
7:30pm - 10:00pm Lakeland Community Theatre February 16, 17, 18 &... read more

Big: The Musical

Lakeland Community...

Friday, Feb 16, 2024
Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm

SEU Contemporary Band’s Spring Acoustic Show SEU Contemporary Band’s Spring Acoustic Show

Friday, Feb 23, 2024
7:00pm - 8:30pm The School of Music at Southeastern University is proud... read more

SEU Contemporary Band’s Spring Acoustic Show

The School of Music...

Friday, Feb 23, 2024
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Big: The Musical Big: The Musical

Saturday, Feb 24, 2024
7:30pm - 10:00pm Lakeland Community Theatre February 16, 17, 18 &... read more

Big: The Musical

Lakeland Community...

Saturday, Feb 17, 2024
Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
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Big: The Musical Big: The Musical

Sunday, Feb 25, 2024
2:00pm - 5:00pm Lakeland Community Theatre February 16, 17, 18 &... read more

Big: The Musical

Lakeland Community...

Sunday, Feb 18, 2024
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
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Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

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Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
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SEU's String Orchestra Concert SEU's String Orchestra Concert

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024
7:00pm - 8:15pm On February 28th at 7:00 p.m., the School of Music... read more

SEU's String Orchestra Concert

On February 28th...

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024
Time: 7:00pm - 8:15pm

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm Normal Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth were two of the biggest... read more

Rockwell / Wyeth: Icons of Americana

Normal Rockwell...

Saturday, Jan 27, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

   
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Big: The Musical

Big: The Musical

Mar 1, 2024 - Mar 1, 2024 7:30pm

Lakeland Community Theatre February 16, 17, 18 & 23, 24, 25 & March 1, 2, 3, 2024 The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy bursts onto the stage in the unforgettable theatrical experience, Big ...

Big: The Musical

Big: The Musical

Mar 2, 2024 - Mar 2, 2024 7:30pm

Lakeland Community Theatre February 16, 17, 18 & 23, 24, 25 & March 1, 2, 3, 2024 The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy bursts onto the stage in the unforgettable theatrical experience, Big ...

Big: The Musical

Big: The Musical

Mar 3, 2024 - Mar 3, 2024 2:00pm

Lakeland Community Theatre February 16, 17, 18 & 23, 24, 25 & March 1, 2, 3, 2024 The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy bursts onto the stage in the unforgettable theatrical experience, Big ...

SEU's String Orchestra Concert

SEU's String Orchestra Concert

Feb 28, 2024 7:00pm - 8:15pm

On February 28th at 7:00 p.m., the School of Music at Southeastern University proudly presents its annual Spring Orchestra Concert at Bush Chapel, located here on campus. Admission is free! If you would li...

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Big: The Musical
Friday, Mar 1, 2024
7:30pm
Lakeland Community Theatre February 16, 17, 18 & 23, 24, 25 & March 1, 2, 3, 2024 The classic 1987 mo...
Big: The Musical
Saturday, Mar 2, 2024
7:30pm
Lakeland Community Theatre February 16, 17, 18 & 23, 24, 25 & March 1, 2, 3, 2024 The classic 1987 mo...
Big: The Musical
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024
2:00pm
Lakeland Community Theatre February 16, 17, 18 & 23, 24, 25 & March 1, 2, 3, 2024 The classic 1987 mo...
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024
7:00pm
On February 28th at 7:00 p.m., the School of Music at Southeastern University proudly presents its annual Spring Or...