The Friends University Jazz Vocal Ensemble is concluding a stellar year with another first: the Wichita premiere of “Jazz Mass” by composer Craig Curry, a five-movement work for jazz vocals, accompanied by a jazz combo and horn section. Curry, the director of the ensemble, was commissioned in 2011 to compose “Jazz Mass” by Wartburg College Castle Singers in Waverly, Iowa. The group premiered the work in 2012 and performed it throughout its European tour last summer.
The spring Chamber Orchestra Concert will feature two Friends University faculty soloists at 7:30 p.m. March 14 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
Faculty violist Kay Buskirk will be performing Paul Hindemith’s “Trauermusik,” and faculty guitarist Randy Zellers will be performing Daniel Racer’s “Concerto for Electric Guitar and Chamber Orchestra.”
This concert is free and open to the public.
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Former Black Eyed Peas saxophonist Tim Orindgreff will take the stage during Jazz Night at 8 p.m. March 13 in the Casado Campus Center. Also performing will be the Friends University’s Jazz Combos. This fun night of free jazz is open to the public.
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The Friends University Riney Fine Arts Gallery is currently displaying the artwork by Stacy Renee from Feb. 11 to March 8 with a reception is schedule from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the gallery. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Stacy paints mostly on Masonite and “imbues into the work the quality of simplicity, but also complexity of colors and shapes.”
New Friends University Assistant Professor of Applied Music/Voice Dr. Paul Brodene Smith will make his debut Singing Quakers performance at 7:30 p.m. March 9 and 2 p.m. March 10 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. An operatic tenor, Smith will perform several selections with the Singing Quakers.
Friends University’s famed Singing Quakers will sing a range of choral classics, including folk songs, gospel, and traditional songs for this year’s Home Concert.
Share in the heroic tale of good versus evil, calling and promise in this timeless allegory for all ages adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette from the beloved family classic by C.S. Lewis, “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.”
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-24 in the Davis Administration Building’s Alumni Auditorium.