Join the Friends University Ballet Department as dancers perform their annual full-length production of “The Nutcracker” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12-13, Dec. 19-20; and 2 p.m. Dec. 14 and Dec. 20 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
Join the Friends University Singing Quakers as they perform their annual Christmas Candlelight concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5-6, and 2 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. The Singing Quakers are directed by Dr. Mark Bartel, associate professor of music and director of choral music at Friends University.
The Concert Choir, directed by Rolaine Hetherington, also joins in on this traditional concert. The Singing Quakers will be joined by the Concert Choir, directed by Rolaine Hetherington and the Jazz Vocal Ensemble, directed by Craig Curry.
Stan K. Rogers will display his artwork in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery in the Riney Fine Arts Center November 17 through December 21, 2014. An artist reception will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. December 5th. The reception is free and open to the public, and light snacks will be served.
Friends University’s Dan Racer, assistant professor of music, will make his stage debut as the new director for the Friends University Community Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
Tickets are $11 for adults, and $9 for seniors and students. They can be purchased online at friends.edu or by calling the Box Office at 316-295-5677.
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Jazz trombonist and vocalist Pete McGuinness will share the stage with the Friends University Jazz band and the Jazz Vocal Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
McGuinness is an active New York City-based jazz musician. He not only plays trombone, but is a Grammy-nominated composer/arranger, award-winning jazz vocalist and a jazz educator. He has his own big band, “The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra.” To learn more about McGuinness, visit petemcguinness.com.
The Singing Quaker Alumni Choir will celebrate 20 years of song during a concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1958 N. Webb Road in Wichita.
The 90-member performance group, led by Dr. Cecil J. Riney, will join Dr. Andre J. Thomas, the Owen F. Sellers professor of music and director of choral music education at Florida State University, to perform choral classics and spirituals.
Friends University’s Dr. James Knight will chronicle keyboard music from its earliest inception to modern trends during a recital 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
“The 250th anniversary of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s death is this year,” said Knight, associate professor of piano. “To commemorate the event I have chosen a set of variations that was a very popular recital opener at the end of the 19th century.”
The Friends University Chamber Brass Ensemble will share the stage with the Friends University Flute Choir and Tuba Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
Both groups consist of Friends University students. Dr. John Taylor, band director and professor of music, directs the Chamber Brass Ensemble and Tuba Quartet. Amy Hoffman, adjunct professor of flute, directs the Flute Choir.