Bobby McFerrin returns to Festival of Fine Arts
LAKELAND, Fla. (Jan. 5, 2005) - Florida Southern College and the Festival of Fine Arts welcome Bobby McFerrin, world-renowned vocal-instrumental artist and classical conductor, on Jan. 20. The concert takes place in Branscomb Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
The 10-time Grammy Award winner is one of the world's best-known vocal innovators and improvisers. Creator of the popular song, "Don't Worry, Be Happy," McFerrin's recordings have sold over 20 million copies. He has collaborated with both classical and jazz artists, including Yo-Yo Ma, Chick Corea, the Vienna Philharmonic, and Herbie Hancock and has worked with actor Jack Nicholson, comedians Robin Williams and Billy Crystal, and the Muppets.
Tickets are $30. FSC students are admitted free of charge; non-FSC students pay half price. For ticket information, please contact the Branscomb Auditorium box office at (863) 680-4296.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive, United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.