Fine Arts

Singing Quakers Alumni Join Together for Classics Concert

News Date: 
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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Kansas Artist Featured in Friends’ Final Friday Exhibit

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Tue. 10/18/2011

Lawrence, Kan., artist Elizabeth Rowley is on a continuous quest to find and showcase the reality of the world.

“I try to truly see – not just look – at the spaces I am in every day. And then I translate this visual information to the spaces I create,” said Rowley. “I can only hope that this search for the real will be a constant reminder of why I continually search and strive for these real experiences.”

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Trumpeter Ron McCurdy to Perform At Friends University

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Tue. 10/18/2011

The Friends University Jazz Department will present Casado Jazz Night at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 in Friends University’s Casado Campus Center. The guest artist will be Dr. Ron McCurdy, trumpet player and director of Jazz Studies at the University of Southern California.

Admission is free and the performance is staged in a relaxed coffeehouse atmosphere. All four Friends University Jazz Combos will be featured. The combos are directed by Friends University faculty Lisa Hittle, Beau Jarvis, Jeff Gordon and Randy Zellers.

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Pirates to Present Operatic Performance at Friends University

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Tue. 10/18/2011

Audiences will walk the plank into the perilous hilarity of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s ocean of comedic opera, as those peerlessly predacious “Pirates of Penzance” take the stage at Friends University.

An unruly band of pirates, giggling girls, blundering policemen, a “very model of a modern Major-General,” and – of course – a dashing protagonist will take the stage in this charming and ridiculous performance of this Gilbert and Sullivan classic.

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Legendary Jazz Organist to Perform At Friends University

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Fri. 09/23/2011

The Friends University Jazz Department is proud to present “A Night of Kansas City Swingin’ Jazz” with legendary Hammond B-3 organist Everette DeVan, and the Friends University Jazz Ensemble I. This concert will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium on the Friends University campus.

Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students. Call 316-295-5677 for tickets or more information. For more information on Everette DeVan, please go to www.everettedevan.com.

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