The Performing Arts Series is an enduring legacy that started over 30 years ago with Lake County resident and avid arts supporter George O. Pringle. Mr. Pringle was a supporter of the Lake-Sumter State College Foundation and was one of the founders in 1997 of the Performing Arts Series.
To all our donors, sponsors, advertisers, volunteers, and attendees, thank you for your diligent support of the arts. LSSC continues to be committed to bringing the best in culture and arts to our community, and we couldn’t do it without everyone’s support.
After 38 years of amazing entertainment, the George O. Pringle Performing Arts Series will experience changes due to the closing of the Paul P. Williams Fine Arts Auditorium. We will offer a mini-series through the end of 2023 to be held in the Everett A. Kelly Convocation Center, and we hope you can make plans to join us!
|On Campus||Hours of Operation|
|Monday – Friday||8:00am – 4:30pm|
Orlando Jazz Show
Date – October 22nd
Experience the rhythm and soul of jazz like never before with the Orlando Jazz Orchestra! Join us for an unforgettable evening of musical magic as we take you on a journey through the rich tapestry of Big Band classics made popular by Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and many others. Comprised of some of the most exceptional jazz musicians in the region, the Orlando Jazz Orchestra will ignite the stage with their passion, precision, and improvisational flair.
Get ready to be swept away by the swinging sounds, vibrant melodies that only a live jazz orchestra can deliver. From the sultry notes of the saxophone to the electrifying beat of the drums, every instrument comes together in perfect harmony to create an immersive experience that will leave you tapping your toes and yearning for more.
Whether you’re a lifelong jazz aficionado or a newcomer to the genre, the Orlando Jazz Orchestra promises an evening of pure musical delight that transcends time and genre. So, mark your calendars and prepare to be transported into the world of Big Band swing as the Orlando Jazz Orchestra lights up the stage with their unparalleled talent and a performance that will resonate long after the final note.
Date – November 5th
Step into a world of vibrant brass melodies and infectious Latin rhythms as we present “Joe Young’s Tribute to the Tijuana Brass.” Get ready to embark on a musical journey that pays homage to the iconic sounds of the legendary Tijuana Brass, brought to life by the incredible talent of Joe Young and his band.
Join us for a captivating evening that captures the essence of a bygone era, celebrating the timeless hits that have left quite a mark on music history. From the catchy notes of “Tijuana Taxi” to the playful charm of “Spanish Flea,” every song in this remarkable repertoire will transport you to the sun-soaked streets and bustling markets of Mexico.
Indulge your senses in the rich textures and harmonies of classics like “A Taste of Honey” and “The Lonely Bull,” as Joe Young and his band infuse these familiar tunes with fresh energy and a touch of their own artistic flair. With every note, you’ll feel the passion and dedication that Joe Young and his ensemble bring to each performance.
This tribute promises an unforgettable night filled with toe-tapping rhythms, memorable melodies, and an irresistible urge to dance. Whether you’re reliving fond memories of the original Tijuana Brass hits or discovering these tunes for the first time, “Joe Young’s Tribute to the Tijuana Brass” is an experience that will leave you uplifted, inspired, and thoroughly entertained.
So, gather your friends, and join us for a musical celebration that captures the spirit of an era and pays homage to the enduring magic of the Tijuana Brass. Get ready to immerse yourself in an evening of pure musical joy as we honor the legacy of this iconic ensemble.
Date – December 10th
Michael Andrew and Swingerhead perform the hits of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Dean
Martin and other famous singers from the post big band era, presenting some of the greatest
music of the 20th Century from composers including George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter,
Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn, and Jimmy Van Heusen. With world class
musicians specializing in a big band sound, SWINGERHEAD, with its powerful brass and
swingin’ saxophones, is always a crowd pleaser.
Michael Andrew was the band leader and singer at the famous Rainbow Room in New York
City and brought his band to Beverly Hills to perform weekly at Merv Griffin’s Coconut Club.
Merv Griffin (on Larry King Live) called Andrew “one of the Great singers of all time.”
Michael Andrew went on to work with Jerry Lewis bringing Jerry’s famous film, “The Nutty
Professor,” to the stage to rave reviews, playing Jerry’s characters, Buddy Love and Julius
Kelp. Jerry Lewis called Andrew “One of the best talents to come down the pike in 50 years.”
— Broadway World