The Friends University Ballet Department is celebrating 25 years of outstanding ballet productions and the state’s only Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet program. The Ballet Department will kick off its 25th year with Fall Ballet of Favorites performances Oct. 5 and 6, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. The year’s performance schedule will feature the Fall Ballet of Favorites, The Nutcracker and the Spring Ballet.
The Friends University Riney Fine Arts Center Art Gallery is featuring artwork by Friends University alumni. The gallery exhibit opened Sept. 10 and runs through Oct. 12, 2012. A Final Friday Reception will take place Sept. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.
For more information about this art exhibit or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another night of great Friends University jazz combined with lush string backgrounds is back by request. The kickoff to Friends University’s jazz season will feature both students and faculty at 7:30 p.m. in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for seniors and students. Tickets for this event can be purchased online at friends.edu/finearts or by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677.
Friends University’s Fine Arts faculty will present a fanfare of art and music at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, 2012 in the Riney Fine Art Center’s Sebits Auditorium in Wichita.
Friends University’s diverse group of artist and teacher faculty professors will share music, drama and visual arts as they inspire new and returning students. The 75-minute exhibit and show is also an opportunity for the community to experience the creative and diverse faculty professors in the University’s Division of Fine Arts.
The exhibit and recital are free and open to the public.
Humberto Saenz’s work will be on display at the Friends University Riney Fine Arts Gallery from May 14 thru June 15, 2012. Join us for an opening reception on Final Friday, May 25 from 5 - 7 p.m. There will also be a closing reception on Friday, June 15, 2012 from 5 - 7 p.m. For more information about Humberto and his work, please visit his website at www.humbertosaenz.com or call the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677.
Come enjoy a night of free entertainment as the Friends University ballet seniors present their end of the semester Student Showcase performance. The show consists of choreographed pieces composed by the seniors. The numbers are the result of two semesters of dance composition and choreography.
The showcase begins at 7:30 p.m. on May 4 in Sebits Auditorium in the Riney Fine Arts Center at Friends University.
For more information on this performance or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts box office at 316-295-5677 or email@example.com.
Music is expressed in the great outdoors as the combined Friends University Concert Band and Senseney Music Community Band perform Sunday, April 29, 2012. The concert is at 5 p.m. on Rose Window Plaza in front of the Davis Administration Building and will feature singer Earnest Alexander.
The 2012 Singing Quakers Symphony of Spring will explore the world “Through the Eyes of a Child” featuring musical performances from “Oliver,” “Newsies,” “Toy Story,” and “Tangled.”
Audiences can enjoy classic children’s songs, moving ballads, up-tempo dance numbers, and the majesty of the full orchestra April 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. and April 29 at 2 p.m. All performances are in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.
The event combining songs, snicker doodles, coffee and college students is back. The Concert Choir Coffeehouse is an anticipated annual fundraiser every spring displaying the varied and entertaining talents of choir members. Each year provides different offerings of music, skits, juggling and other entertaining acts. Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase new coffee mugs and Jumpy Monkey coffee while enjoying the performance.
This event is free and will be held Sunday, April 22, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the Casado Campus Center at Friends University.