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