Fine Arts

Friends University Chamber Orchestra

News Date: 
Fri. 03/27/2015

The Friends University Chamber Orchestra will present a concert at noon in the lower level of Casado on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

Works from their 2014-2015 concerts will be performed. The orchestra would like to invite students, faculty and staff to stop by and listen while passing through Casado for their noon time activities or stay and enjoy the entire concert.

The performance will be held in Casado at the Friends University Campus at 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, Kan. This concert is free and open to students, faculty and staff.

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Friends University Community Orchestra Spring Concerto Concert

News Date: 
Fri. 03/27/2015

Join the Friends University Community Orchestra for its spring concerto concert on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Featured soloists will be university student violinist Brandon Lay playing the third movement of Tchaikovsky's violin concerto and WMMTA winner Patrick Orr playing the first movement of Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor. The orchestra will also be performing Brahms Symphony No. 3.

The performance will be held in Sebits Auditorium on Friends University Campus at 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, Kan., and is $11 for adults and $9 for seniors and students.

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Lost and Found Musical Treasures

News Date: 
Wed. 03/18/2015

Friends University Concert Choir will present their Spring Concert “Lost and Found Musical Treasures,” on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

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Singing Quakers Home Concert – Venimos Cantemos! (“Come let us sing”)

News Date: 
Mon. 03/16/2015

Friends University presents the Singing Quakers Home Concert – Venimos Cantemos! (Come let us sing) March 28, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. and March 29, 2015 at 2 p.m.

This concert features music from the Singing Quakers May 2015 performance and service tour to Costa Rica. The tour is the culmination of the 90th anniversary year of the choir. The Singing Quakers will perform a wide range of classical choral selections as well as folksongs, hymns, and spirituals, as well as lively Spanish-language arrangements.

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The Friends University Chamber Orchestra Concert

News Date: 
Thu. 03/12/2015

The Friends University Chamber Orchestra will present a concert on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7:30 p.m., featuring the premiere performance of Lily of the Valley by Dan Racer.

In addition to the Racer, works by Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Aaron Copeland, Giovanni Bottesini, and Yuan Kai Bao will also be performed. Student bass soloist Renae Abdallah, will be featured on the Bottesini Bass concerto #2 in B minor, and faculty guests, Cindy Thompson, English Horn and Gary Leopold, Trumpet will be featured on Copeland's Quiet City.

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Friends University presents Faculty Recital by Tower Wind Quintet

News Date: 
Thu. 03/12/2015

The Tower Wind Quintet, comprised of wind faculty, will perform on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. One high point of the show will be the premier of a new composed piece, “Five Twilight Songs,” by adjunct professor at Friends University Randy Zellers.

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Casado Jazz Night with Clay Jenkins

News Date: 
Wed. 03/11/2015

Casado Jazz Night is on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8 p.m., and will feature four Friends University combos along with special guest artist, and trumpet player, Clay Jenkins.

Clay JenkinsClay Jenkins teaches at the Eastman School of Music, and was a member of the Stan Kenton Orchestra.

The performance will be held in the lower level of Casado Student Center on Friends University Campus at 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, Kan., and is free and open to the public.

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Sacred Drama – Dr. Paul Smith, Voice Recital

News Date: 
Wed. 03/11/2015

Dr. Paul Smith, Friends University assistant professor of applied music/voice, will perform a voice recital on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The theme is “Sacred Drama.”

Many of the most dramatic Biblical stories have been set to music in Operas, Musicals, Oratorios or Cantatas. Dr. Smith will perform works that present figures from the Old and New Testament as well as works from Latin Masses. Haydn, Handel, Gounod, Mendelssohn, Verdi and Puccin. Dr. Smith will be accompanied by Vanessa Whalen.

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Fort Hays Grad to Display Work at Friends University

News Date: 
Tue. 03/10/2015

Amy Warfield’s work will be on display March 16 to April 17 in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery at Friends University. There will be Final Friday reception from 5-7p.m. March 27.

Amy graduated from Fort Hays State University with a degree in Studio Art.

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

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Friends University Presents a Dramatic Story, The Elephant Man

News Date: 
Fri. 03/06/2015

The Friends University Theatre Department will present the “The Elephant Man” by Bernard Pomerance on March 12-14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on March 14 in the Cornerstone Studio Theatre in the Riney Fine Arts Center.

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