Fine Arts

Friends Chamber Orchestra debuts new director

News Date: 
Wed. 10/22/2014

Director Kay Buskirk will make her stage debut with the Friends University Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Davis Administration Building’s Alumni Auditorium.

Buskirk, an adjunct professor at the University, is the new director for this student ensemble, which features talented Friends University students on various string instruments.

This concert is free and open to the public.

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

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Concert Band, trumpet professor join on stage for performance

News Date: 
Mon. 10/20/2014

The Friends University Concert Band will combine forces with Dr. Gary Leopold, adjunct professor of trumpet, in a performance at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

Tickets are $6 for adults, and $4 for seniors and students; and can be purchased online at friends.edu/finearts or by calling the Box Office at 316-295-5677.

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

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Friends to Display Talented Former Students’ Work

News Date: 
Fri. 10/17/2014

Rachel Scribner will have artwork on display Oct. 13 to Nov. 14 in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery at Friends University. There will be a Final Friday reception from 5-7p.m. Oct. 31.

Scribner is a local painter who is inspired by Cecily Brown, Cy Twombly, Joan Mitchell and Julie Heffernan. On her blog she states, “I want to make work that is as exquisitely visceral and humanly beautiful as life feels.”

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Slapstick Comedy to Run Halloween Week at Friends University

News Date: 
Thu. 10/16/2014

The Friends University Theatre Department will be performing the modern slapstick comedy “The 39 Steps” at 7:30p.m. Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in the Riney Fine Arts building’s Cornerstone Studio Theatre.

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The Friends University Ballet Presents The Fall Ballet

News Date: 
Fri. 10/03/2014

Friends University Ballet will present its FALL BALLET October, 17, 18, 19, in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. This performance will present two new ballets from Denver choreographer James Wallace and Dominic Walsh, former Principal of The Houston Ballet and Director of Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre in Houston, Texas. These two different choreographers spent two weeks this fall with the Friends dancers and produced two dynamic works especially for Friends Ballet.

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Drummer Allen Carter to Perform with Friends Jazz Combos

News Date: 
Thu. 10/02/2014

Talented drummer/percussionist Allen Carter will be performing with the Friends University Jazz combos at 8 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Casado Campus Center at Friends University.

Dr. Allen Carter is a composer, arranger, drummer, percussionist and educator. He began gigging when he was 11 and has had the opportunity to work with many big bands and vocalists, such as Harry Connick Jr., Nancy Wilson and Glen Campbell. Carter is currently the Associate Professor of Music at Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Singing Quakers choirs celebrate 90th anniversary

News Date: 
Mon. 09/29/2014

Celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Friends University Singing Quakers at 7 p.m. October 4 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

The concert will feature both the Singing Quakers and the Singing Quakers Alumni Choir. Dr. Cecil Riney and Dr. Mark Bartel will conduct the choirs as well as visiting alumni singers in several mass choir selections. The evening will include a brief history of the Singing Quakers and a reception following the concert.

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Jazz Ensemble to perform jazz favorites

News Date: 
Fri. 09/19/2014

Jazz Ensemble I will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

Jazz Ensemble I is directed by Lisa Hittle and comprised of the top jazz students at Friends University.

Tickets are $9 for adults, and $6 for seniors and students. They are available for purchase online at friends.edu/finearts or by calling the Box Office at 316-295-5677.

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

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Friends University to display recent grads’ artwork

News Date: 
Fri. 09/12/2014

Friends University will be displaying Alumni artwork from Sept. 15 to Oct. 10 in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery at Friends University. There will be a Final Friday reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 26.

Numerous alumni display their art pieces for this exhibit, including pottery, sculptures, drawings, and paintings.

Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

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Stage comedy recalls torture, nostalgia of family vacations

News Date: 
Fri. 09/12/2014

The Friends University Theatre Department will perform the comedy “Leaving Iowa” at 7:30p.m. Sept. 25-27 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

“Leaving Iowa,” by Tim Clue and Spike Manton, is a comedy about family vacations. It’s a hilarious family friendly comedy that will have the whole family laughing and remembering family vacation memories of their own.

Produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.

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