Fine Arts

Jazz Department Hosts Green Chemistry Night

News Date: 
Mon. 11/14/2011

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.

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Horn Quartet to Debut During Chamber Orchestra

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Sun. 11/13/2011

Friends University’s Horn Quartet will be making its debut performance during the Chamber Orchestra and Brass Ensembles Concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

This musical performance will include not only the Horn Quartet, but also the Brass Quintet, Tuba Quartet and Trumpet Ensemble.

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Friends University Community Orchestra and Choir Celebrate American Music

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Wed. 11/09/2011

Friends University will be bursting with patriotism as the Friends University Community Orchestra and Choral Union celebrate the United States of America’s rich musical traditions, including folk songs, spirituals, hymns and symphonic music.

“Made in the USA” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

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ACTS of FAITH to Present ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’

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Wed. 11/09/2011

Audiences are invited to follow a passionate traveler on his flight from destruction to find the promise land in the original two-act play, “Pilgrim’s Progress,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-20 in the Davis Administration Building’s Alumni Auditorium.

Friends University’s ACTS of FAITH will be presenting a new comic adaptation of Patrick Dorn’s poignant 17th century classic by John Bunyan. Though originally produced by Denver’s The Troupe in 2008, this will be that production’s Kansas premiere.

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Singing Quakers Alumni Join Together for Classics Concert

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Tue. 11/08/2011

Friends University’s faculty members will showcase their diverse musical talents in the Faculty Brass Quintet Concert at 3 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

The concert will be comprised of four brass instrument professors: Dr. Gary It’s sure to be a reunion of epic proportions, as more than 70 alumni of the Singing Quakers will come together in a Concert of American Classics at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1958 N. Webb Road in Wichita.

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Brass Quintet Features Talented Friends’ University Faculty

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Tue. 11/08/2011

Friends University’s faculty members will showcase their diverse musical talents in the Faculty Brass Quintet Concert at 3 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

The concert will be comprised of four brass instrument professors: Dr. Gary Leopold on trumpet, Denise Kintzel on horn, Steve Slater on trombone and Dr. John Taylor on tuba. Also performing will be trumpeter Dana Hamant, who is the band director at Wichita East High School and trumpeter in the Wichita Symphony Orchestra.

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Vocal and Instrumental Students Join Forces for Jazz Concert

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Mon. 11/07/2011

The Friends University Jazz Department will present a concert that will feature both vocal and instrumental jazz students. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

The Friends University Jazz Vocal Ensemble, directed by Craig Curry, will perform a variety of jazz standards and the Friends University Jazz Ensemble II, under the direction of Lisa Hittle, will conclude the concert.

Tickets costs $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 316-295-5677.

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Composer-in-Residence Brings Tuneful Talent to Friends

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Mon. 10/31/2011

Since 1996, Friends University’s composer- or conductor-in-residence program has brought fresh and powerful talent to the stage in Wichita. This year will be no different as Larry Clark, renowned band composer and conductor leads the Friends University Concert Band in a performance of his own compositions at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

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Piano Recital Celebrates Liszt’s Life and Music

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Wed. 10/26/2011

The Sebits Auditorium will be alive in celebration of Franz Liszt’s 200th birthday at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Riney Fine Arts Center.

Dr. James Knight, Friends University professor of piano, will perform in honor of Liszt – the Hungarian composer, pianist, conductor and teacher – who was born Oct. 22, 1811. In fact, musicians all over the world are programming Liszt’s works in honor of the occasion; and even the Budapest Ferihegy International Airport has been renamed the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport.

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Student Showcase Features Spooky and Lighthearted Performances

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Mon. 10/24/2011

Be prepared to witness the dark side of dance when students take the stage in “Nicest Kids in Town” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28-29 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

The third annual student-led showcase has “a dark-to-light theme,” said Cherie Sullivan, senior Music Theatre major. “The first act has a more dark and creepy feeling to it. ‘Is It Scary’ is a Michael Jackson dance with a little Halloween theme to it. And the second act is more light and fun with hopeful songs.”

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