Fine Arts

Tradition to Dance on Stage during ‘The Nutcracker’ Performance

News Date: 
Tue. 11/25/2014

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.

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Singing Quakers, Concert Choir to perform Candlelight tradition

News Date: 
Mon. 11/24/2014

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. This Christmas tradition highlights the Friends choirs and even includes the audiences’ participation in a few favorite traditional Christmas carols.

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Friends University Showcasing Artwork by Stan K. Rogers, the Unlikely Artist

News Date: 
Thu. 11/20/2014

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.

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New Friends Community Orchestra director to make stage debut

News Date: 
Tue. 11/18/2014

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.

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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New Friends Percussion Ensemble director to make stage debut

News Date: 
Tue. 11/11/2014

Dr. Von Hansen will make his stage debut as the new director of the Friends University Percussion Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

Dr. Hansen joined the Division of Fine Arts this fall as the percussion instructor.

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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Pete McGuinness to perform with Friends jazz ensembles

News Date: 
Mon. 11/10/2014

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.

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Night at the Opera to Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th Birth Year

News Date: 
Fri. 11/07/2014

The Friends University Opera Workshop class will perform opera scenes based on William Shakespeare’s works at 7:30p.m. Nov. 22 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

This Shakespearian night at the opera will honor the 450th birth year of Shakespeare. The opera workshop class will present operatic and musical theatre scenes based on Shakespeare’s plays.

This performance 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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Singing Quaker Alumni Choir Concert Set for Nov. 8

News Date: 
Thu. 11/06/2014

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.

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Seminar series to focus on project management strategies

News Date: 
Fri. 11/14/2014

Done well, project management drives production, increases employee confidence and helps businesses thrive. Poorly executed project management can corrupt employee morale, cause uncertainty and adversely affect an entire business.

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Graduate School
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316-295-5800

Piano professor to honor keyboard greats during recital

News Date: 
Fri. 10/31/2014

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.”

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