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  • City of Florence Oregon Official Website

    Florence -- the one spot on the Oregon Coast that boasts a rare combination of scenery, cuisine and culture. And the Florence Events Center is in the middle of it all.  This 21,000 square foot facility annually hosts events ranging from ballet to blues and everything in between. The Events Center is home to the Last Resort Players theatre company and the Seacoast Entertainment Association's annual concert series. FEC also hosts three outstanding annual events: the Florence Festival of Books in September; the Celebrate Arts juried art show in November; and the Winter Folk Festival in January.

  • City of Florence Oregon Official Website

    SEA Presents Eugene Symphony

     

    The Eugene Symphony will present works by Sibelius, Schumann and Mendelssohn in SEAcoast Entertainment’s final concert of the season. The symphony is under the direction of guest conductor Grant Llewellyn. Featured with Llewellyn will be renowned Italian pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi, always a popular performer in Florence.

    The ESA will present a special pre-concert lecture beginning at 6:15 p.m., and a pre-concert performance by the Siuslaw High School Band at 6:45 p.m.

    On the menu for the 7 p.m. concert are three stunning works. Finlandia, by composer Jean Sibelius, is a symphonic poem composed as a covert protest against increasing censorship from the Russian Empire. Most of the piece is taken up with rousing and turbulent music, evoking the national struggle of the Finnish people.

    Next is Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto, featuring soloist Pompa-Baldi, crafted with material originally written for his Phantasie in C. This melodic fantasy for piano and orchestra turned out to be the only piano concerto that Schumann completed.

    The evening’s final piece, Symphony No. 3, "Scottish" by Felix Mendelssohn, presents a wide emotional scope consisting of a grand first movement, a brief-but-joyous second movement, a slow movement of the struggle between love and fate, and a finale that takes its components from Scottish folk dance, with an unexpected majestic German theme to complete the work.

     

    Midsummer Night's Dream is coming April 27! Don't miss it! Click here for more information.

     

     

     

     

  • City of Florence Oregon Official Website

    Take a Virtual Tour of Florence

    See the sights of the Central Coast as your virtual helicopter flies over Old Town, Sea Lion Caves, and of course--the Florence Events Center. Just click on this link to visit the NaviFun website at www.navifun.net

Key Topics

City of Florence Oregon Official Website
The Friends of the Florence Events Center offers financial support through grants to Florence area community arts organizations who stage events at the Florence Events Center.
Center Stage
The April issue of Center Stage is now available. Click the link below to download the PDF now.
City of Florence Oregon Official Website
Gallery One April Show Features Variety
Link to other important community sites, including the Chamber of Commerce, and the Winter Folk Festival.