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.
The Friends University Concert Band combined with the Senseney Music Band will perform on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 3 p.m.
This is a benefit concert for Youth Horizons and a free will offering will be collected. Guest soloist Earnest Alexander will join the bands. Bring lawn chairs or blankets as no chairs are provided.
The Senseney Music Community Band was formally organized on April 7, 1987. The purpose of the organization is to provide a performance opportunity for the amateur wind and percussion player.
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 Symphony of Spring “Take Flight” will perform on Friday, April 24 and Saturday April 25 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday April 26 at 2 p.m. in Sebits Auditorium.
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.
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.
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.