Fine Arts

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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Friends Chamber Orchestra debuts new director

News Date: 
Wed. 10/22/2014

Director Kay Buskirk will make her stage debut with the Friends University Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Davis Administration Building’s Alumni Auditorium.

Buskirk, an adjunct professor at the University, is the new director for this student ensemble, which features talented Friends University students on various string instruments.

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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Concert Band, trumpet professor join on stage for performance

News Date: 
Mon. 10/20/2014

The Friends University Concert Band will combine forces with Dr. Gary Leopold, adjunct professor of trumpet, in a performance at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

Tickets are $6 for adults, and $4 for seniors and students; and can be purchased online at friends.edu/finearts 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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Friends to Display Talented Former Students’ Work

News Date: 
Fri. 10/17/2014

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.”

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Slapstick Comedy to Run Halloween Week at Friends University

News Date: 
Thu. 10/16/2014

The Friends University Theatre Department will be performing the modern slapstick comedy “The 39 Steps” at 7:30p.m. Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in the Riney Fine Arts building’s Cornerstone Studio Theatre.

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The Friends University Ballet Presents The Fall Ballet

News Date: 
Fri. 10/03/2014

Friends University Ballet will present its FALL BALLET October, 17, 18, 19, in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. This performance will present two new ballets from Denver choreographer James Wallace and Dominic Walsh, former Principal of The Houston Ballet and Director of Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre in Houston, Texas. These two different choreographers spent two weeks this fall with the Friends dancers and produced two dynamic works especially for Friends Ballet.

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Drummer Allen Carter to Perform with Friends Jazz Combos

News Date: 
Thu. 10/02/2014

Talented drummer/percussionist Allen Carter will be performing with the Friends University Jazz combos at 8 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Casado Campus Center at Friends University.

Dr. Allen Carter is a composer, arranger, drummer, percussionist and educator. He began gigging when he was 11 and has had the opportunity to work with many big bands and vocalists, such as Harry Connick Jr., Nancy Wilson and Glen Campbell. Carter is currently the Associate Professor of Music at Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Singing Quakers choirs celebrate 90th anniversary

News Date: 
Mon. 09/29/2014

Celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Friends University Singing Quakers at 7 p.m. October 4 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

The concert will feature both the Singing Quakers and the Singing Quakers Alumni Choir. Dr. Cecil Riney and Dr. Mark Bartel will conduct the choirs as well as visiting alumni singers in several mass choir selections. The evening will include a brief history of the Singing Quakers and a reception following the concert.

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