The Friends University Fine Arts Division would like to invite audiences to the fifth annual Friends University Choral Connections at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Riney Fine Arts Building’s Sebits Auditorium.
Choral Connections offers high school and college students an exceptional and intensive musical experience under the leadership of nationally renowned experts in choral singing. It allows visiting high school and college students as well as Friends University students to hear each other perform, and to learn and perform together.
Friends University’s Ballet Department will host auditions for its spring ballet, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” from 5-6 p.m. Jan. 11 in the ballet studios in the Riney Fine Arts Center on the Friends University Campus. Auditions are for children 9-13 years old.
When you walk into Riney Fine Arts Gallery between Nov. 28 and Dec. 18, be prepared to be a bit uncomfortable while viewing artist Aaron Frondorf’s intaglio printmaking exhibit.
“I want to make those who are comfortable, uncomfortable; those who are uncomfortable, laugh; and those who are already laughing, comfortable through the validation of their shortcomings,” Frondorf said.
A Tower Wind Quintet Recital will usher in the holiday season with a musical performance at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
The quintet will tell the story of Hansel and Gretel with assistance from drama professor Dr. Charles Parker and story pictures projected on a screen. Additionally, holiday music will be performed, including selections from the “Nutcracker.”
The Friends University Jazz Department will host “Green Chemistry at Friends University” on Nov. 21.
The evening will start with a lecture by the noted Boston, Mass., Green Chemistry expert, Dr. John Warner at 6 p.m. in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s room C-6. Following the lecture, the Friends University Student Government Association will host a short “green reception” in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Art Gallery. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.