Pianist Gila Goldstein will perform a solo recital on Friday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be held in Sebits Auditorium in the Riney Fine Arts Building.
Ms. Goldstein is the featured artist for the Kansas Music Teachers Association’s annual conference that is being held this year at Friends University. The public is invited to share in this exciting performance opportunity. Ms. Goldstein will also present a free master class that is open to the public on Saturday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m.
As the culmination of the 90th anniversary of the Singing Quakers, the choir will represent Friends University on a music performance and service tour to Costa Rica from May 19-28, 2015. The tour concert Venimos Cantemos (‘Come, Let Us Sing’) provides the opportunity to share faith in a cross-cultural setting.
Dr. Mark Bartel, director of the Singing Quakers said, "The students and I are grateful for this unique opportunity to share of ourselves through music, to represent Friends, and to experience the 'pura vida' of Costa Rica. We know that we will be changed."
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. the Friends University Ballet Department will present the Chorography Showcase in Sebits Auditorium.
This year’s program will feature 10 new student-produced works created by the Friends University Ballet Department’s Junior and Senior classes; danced by members of the Friends University Ballet Department.
Come celebrate the retirement of Ted Krone, Professor of Art; Director of Visual Arts Program, and Ann Krone, Adjunct faculty on Friday, April 24, 2015.
The Final Friday reception will be a combination of Friends University student’s art work with Ted and Ann Krone’s art pieces and will run from 5-8 p.m. with a presentation and remarks at 6:00 p.m.
Both the exhibit and reception will be held in the art gallery in the Riney Fine Arts Building on Friends University Campus at 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, Kan., and is free and open to the public.
The Friends University Percussion Ensemble will perform on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Sebits Auditorium.
They will perform five pieces including one featuring the Friends University Concert Choir and one featuring Friends University senior and percussionist, Lillie Guy. An interesting highlight of the evening will be a piece using electronics and a quartet of percussionists using lighters as their instruments.
Senior Jazz Night at Friends University will take place on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Sebits Auditorium.
“Senior Night” is a long standing tradition in the jazz department at Friends University, when graduating seniors in jazz ensembles are featured and honored. This year there are seven students being recognized as a part of this concert, featuring Jazz Ensemble II (directed by Beau Jarvis) and Jazz Ensemble I (directed by Lisa Hittle). Both bands will play a wide variety of tunes and styles from the big band genre.
Join the Friends University Concert band for its spring concert with Paula Crider, Conductor-in-residence on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
This concert will feature Percy Grainger’s “Lincolnshire Posy,” and other significant Percy Grainger music. Paula Crider has taught in the public schools at all levels, and was the first female in Texas to serve as director of bands at a class 5-A high school.
The Friends University Faculty Brass Quintet Recital will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
The Quintet will feature guest soloist Dr. Von Hansen, percussion. Members of the quintet include Gary Leopold, trumpet, Dana Hamant, trumpet, Denise Kintzel, horn, Steve Slater, trombone, and John Taylor, tuba.
The performance will be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church at 1101 N. River Blvd., Wichita, Kan. and is free and open to the public.