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.
The Friends University Faculty Brass Quintet will perform at 3 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
The quintet consists of Dr. John Taylor on tuba, Steve Slater on trombone, Denise Kintzel on horn, Dr. Gary Leopold, and Dana Hamant on trumpets. Taylor, band director and professor of music, leads the group, with Hamant, assistant band director, along with other Friends adjunct faculty members Steve Slater, Denise Kintzel and Dr. Gary Leopold.
Audiences will marvel in the tight harmonies of the Jazz Vocal Ensemble and the big band sounds of Jazz Ensemble II as the two groups join on stage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
The Jazz Vocal Ensemble, also known as JVE, is directed by Craig Curry. Jazz Ensemble II is directed by Beau Jarvis.
Tickets are $9 for adults, and $6 for seniors and students; and may be purchased online at friends.edu/finearts, or by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677.
The Singing Quakers Alumni Choir, directed by Dr. Cecil J. Riney, will perform its annual concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Guest conductor and Friends University alumnus Dr. Andre Thomas will join the choir for this concert.
The choir is made up of alumni of the Friends University Singing Quakers. This concert, featuring an 80-voice choir and orchestra, celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Alumni Choir.
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.”