CULTURE, MUSIC, DANCE, THEATRE AND SO MUCH MORE . . .
The NFCC Artist Series presented its first program in 1959. Since that time it has continued to grow and bring excellent performing arts and arts education events to the community. Performances range from classical to contemporary and over the years, thousands have enjoyed shows as varied as classical concerts, big band sounds, ballet, jazz and blues, country and rock tributes, children’s theater events, and more. Performances are held at Van H. Priest Auditorium, located on the NFCC campus in Madison, Fla.
Contact the NFCC College Advancement Office for information at (850) 973-1653 or email ArtistSeries@nfcc.edu.
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2015-2016 Artist Series
It's going to be an exceptional season and we hope you will join us.
- Adults - $15
- Child (ages 17 and under) - $8
- NFCC Student/Employee - $8
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Contact the NFCC College Advancement Office (NFCC campus, Bldg. 32) at (850) 973-1653 or ArtistSeries@nfcc.edu for more information.
Valdosta Symphony Orchestra
Date: Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 | Time: 2 p.m. | Location: Van H. Priest Auditorium
A SPECIAL SUNDAY MATINEE to open the season and an invitation to join us for mini desserts and refreshments during intermission. Don't miss it!
The Valdosta Symphony Orchestra and music
director Howard Hsu welcome guest violinist Jennifer Frautschi to
perform the exquisite Sibelius Violin Concerto, a work that hides a
fiery passion under an icy exterior.
- Ives Variations on America
- Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47
- Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
- The Brahms First Symphony marks the emergence of Brahms from the smothering shadow of Beethoven.
Tickets on sale now. Season passes also available.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 | Time: 7 p.m. | Location: Van H. Priest Auditorium
An Evening with Friends
A night of swing, jazz and popular big band tunes with our friend,
Madison County native and highly acclaimed trumpeter, Larry McWilliams
and his 17-piece orchestra.
It will be a night to remember, so bring your friends and enjoy a night of great music and fun!
War Bonds: The Songs & Letters of WWII
Date: Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 | Time: 7 p.m. | Location: Van H. Priest Auditorium
A Salute to our Veterans
Award winning artists David zum Brunnen and Serena Ebhardt fill the stage with wartime memories and tunes in this musical journey through a war that redefined the world. Their multi-media living history cabaret is interspersed with personal letters from the front and headline news of the period, providing a warm reminiscence and a harrowing reminder of a time when the whole world seemed upside down.
This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs.
A Tennessee Christmas
Date: Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 | Time: 7 p.m. | Location: Van H. Priest Auditorium
Guitarist Meagan Taylor and pianist Jason Coleman bring some of Tennessee to town in this holiday concert highlighting Meagan and Jason’s vocal harmonies as well as the fingerstyle guitar and “slip note” piano made famous by Meagan’s uncle, Chet Atkins, and Jason’s grandfather, Floyd Cramer.
Backed by a live band - drums, bass and keyboard, Meagan and Jason share heartwarming photos and videos of their most cherished Christmas memories.
The Second City*
Date: Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 | Time: 7 p.m. | Location: Van H. Priest Auditorium
Fresh, fast and spectacularly funny...
The Second City is celebrating 55 years of producing cutting-edge satirical revues.
This irresistible new show “Fully Loaded” features classic material made famous by comedy superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell, as well as brand new scenes, songs and improv straight from their sold out shows in Chicago and Toronto.
A must-see evening of comedy.
*may contain adult and mature content; recommended for ages 18+
Date: Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 | Time: 7 p.m. | Location: Van H. Priest Auditorium
“Irish Music at its Best”
- Danny Matheson, Celtic Music Radio
Caladh Nua, a tightly-knit, vibrant band with its origins deeply rooted in the Southern counties of Ireland, features five versatile musicians and singers playing a wide selection of instruments – from fiddle to banjo, guitar to bodhran and tin whistle to button accordion.
Don’t miss this show!
Their NFCC appearance is one of only three shows in Florida during Caladh Nua’s U.S. tour.
Cirque Zuma Zuma
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016 | Time: 7 p.m. | Location: Van H. Priest Auditorium
Americaʹs Got Talent finalist Cirque Zuma Zuma
is non-stop action.
Featuring live music and percussionists, the talented cast performs pole and aerial acts, dance, acrobatics, tumbling and South African contortionist feats.
Cirque Zuma Zuma performers are trained in Kenya and Tanzania. Many describe the show as an African-style Cirque du Soleil.
Fun for the whole family!
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Comments from our patrons...
- Great variety! We really enjoyed the shows.
- Don't ever stop doing this!
- Tickets are a super value.
- Top quality entertainment equal to the big cities' performances. Thanks for bringing these groups to Madison.
- It was a great year!
- The Artist Series is a cultural feast! We look forward to every performance and always leave with a happy feeling having had a great evening.
- You just can't beat the quality programming.
- The variety of programs through the year has been great.
- Every program has been excellent. We are so pleased this is in Madison and would love to have more.
- Wow! What fun we had enjoying each performance. Great variety, excellent quality, close to home, pleasant in every way!
- Your entertainment variety is awesome. I have attended as a guest for a couple of years. This past year I purchased a season pass for myself and a friend. We both plan to purchase passes next season.
- Excellent series.
*comments taken from March 2009 and March 2008 survey of Artist Series patrons
NFCC Artist Series performances are held at Van H. Priest Auditorium
History of Van H. Priest Auditorium
The original Van H. Priest Community Center was erected in 1969 and dedicated in 1976. The Center was destroyed by a tornado in 1988. In 1991 a new center was “rebuilt to serve the people of Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor Counties” and named Van H. Priest Auditorium. Van H. Priest Auditorium (VHP) is home to NFCC graduation ceremonies, performances of the NFCC Artist Series and NFCC Community Theater, various other college activities and is rented for a variety of community events throughout the year.
NFCC Artist Series
325 NW Turner Davis Dr
Madison, FL 32340
Telephone: (850) 973-1653