Fine Arts

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.

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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.

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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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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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Flute Choir, Chamber Brass Ensemble and Tuba Quartet to perform together

News Date: 
Fri. 10/31/2014

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.

This concert is free and open to the public.

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Friends Faculty to perform annual Brass Recital

News Date: 
Thu. 10/30/2014

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.

This concert is free and open to the public.

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Ensembles to join for harmonious evening of jazz sounds

News Date: 
Tue. 10/28/2014

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.

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Singing Quakers Alumni Choir celebrates 20 years

News Date: 
Tue. 10/28/2014

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.

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