Fine Arts

Wichita Landscape Artist's Work to be Featured Exhibit

News Date: 
Mon. 02/14/2011

Wichita artist Rob Compton draws inspiration from the landscapes that we often take for granted. Where we see hills, clouds and trees, Compton sees an artistic opportunity.

“My paintings continuously explore the landscape as a means to create works that are both meditative and dramatic, and I find that the full spectrum of representation more fully allows the character of each scene to emerge,” Compton said.

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Faculty Piano Recital Celebrates Liszt’s 200th Anniversary Feb. 15

News Date: 
Mon. 02/14/2011

Friends University will proudly present Dr. Jamie Knight, professor of music, in a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

Knight’s performance, “Songs Without Words,” will feature piano transcriptions for voice – mostly transcribed by Liszt, who’s 200th anniversary is this year. Pieces performed will include Errlking, LaDanz and the Rigoletto fantasy. Additionally, Knight will perform a transcription of his own of Strauss’ Morgen.

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Spring Ballet Celebrates Kansas’ 150th Birthday

News Date: 
Fri. 02/25/2011

Friends University will offer audiences a sampling of the finest in contemporary ballet with a mixed program for the Spring Ballet of four ballets and two premiers.

Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 4-5, and 2 p.m. March 6 in Sebits Auditorium. Tickets cost $15 for adults, and $12 for senior citizens and students.

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Concert Band to Perform Valentine’s Day Concert

News Date: 
Thu. 02/10/2011

The Friends University Concert Band will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in Sebits Auditorium in the Riney Fine Arts Building.

The band will present a Sacred Band Music concert featuring Bonita Boyd, professor of flute at the Eastman School of Music. Boyd will be joined by Amy Hoffman, professor of flute at Friends University, in a flute duet. There will also be a special Valentine’s Day reception following the concert.

Tickets are $5 for adults, and $3 for senior citizens and students. They can be purchased at the door or by calling 316-295-5677.

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Community Orchestra Concert Postponed to April 15

News Date: 
Tue. 02/08/2011

The Friends University Community Orchestra will welcome the winners of the Miller Concerto/Aria Competition and the Wichita Area Piano Teachers League Competition as guest soloists for their concert at 7:30 p.m. April 15 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

The program will also include Tchaikovsky’s Waltz from his opera “Eugene Onegin,” and “Sheherazade” by Nicolae Rimsky-Korsakov, featuring concertmaster Valerie Sullivan.

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Community Orchestra to Feature Competition Winners Feb. 11

News Date: 
Mon. 02/07/2011

The Friends University Community Orchestra welcomes the winners of the Miller Concerto/Aria Competition and the Wichita Area Piano Teachers League Competition as guest soloists for their concert titled “Showcase” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

The program will also include Tchaikovsky’s Waltz from his opera “Eugene Onegin,” and “Sheherazade” by Nicolae Rimsky-Korsakov, featuring concertmaster Valerie Sullivan.

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Tower Quintet Recital Rescheduled for Feb. 22

News Date: 
Mon. 02/07/2011

Friends University’s Tower Wind Quintet 10th anniversary concert will not only be a treat for the ears, but the eyes as well. The recital, which will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium, will combine the musical stylings of the faculty musicians, as well as the visual art which will be displayed with the music.

The concert was initially scheduled for Feb. 1, but had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather.

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Friends University Jazz Fest Honors Black History Month

News Date: 
Thu. 02/17/2011

The 18th annual Friends University Jazz Festival will be held on Feb. 18-19 in Riney Fine Arts Center on the Friends University campus in Wichita.

The two-day event will bring 26 high-school and middle-school jazz groups from across the state of Kansas to perform and participate in jazz education workshops. All daytime sessions are free and open to the public.

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Tower Quintet Recital Mixes Musical and Visual Arts

News Date: 
Thu. 01/27/2011

Friends University’s Tower Wind Quintet 10th anniversary concert will not only be a treat for the ears but the eyes as well. The recital, which will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium, will combine the musical stylings of the faculty musicians as well as the visual art which will be displayed with the music.

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String Day Brings Student Musicians to Friends University

News Date: 
Thu. 01/27/2011

High-school and middle-school students from across the state will converge on Friends University for a day of instruction, camaraderie and performances for String Day from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Riney Fine Arts Center.

String Day, which was previously exclusive to cellists and known as Cello Day, was expanded this year to include all string musicians.

“High-school and middle-school string players come with pre-formed ensembles to receive an afternoon of coaching and workshops from Friends University faculty and students,” said Susan Mayo, adjunct faculty.

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