Fine Arts

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Fri. 03/18/2011

The 2011 Singing Quakers Home Concert theme is “Ye Shall Have A Song,” and song is what the group shall have.

The annual concert will be performed at 7:30 p.m. March 26 and at 3 p.m. March 27 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. The Singing Quakers will present their usual array of variety in this concert, including music from their upcoming spring tour to Canada.

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Sat. 03/26/2011

The Friends University Jazz Department will host Casado Jazz Night at 8 p.m. March 30 in the Casado Campus Center on the Friends University campus.

Featured with the Friends University Jazz Ensembles will be Raphael Imbert, a saxophonist visiting from France, and local guitar favorite Ken White.

The event is free. For more information, please contact Lisa Hittle at 316-295-5616.

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Thu. 03/17/2011

Karyl Barbosa is no stranger to Wichita or Friends University. The artist was born in Wichita and attended Ingalls Elementary and Allison Junior High before graduating from Wichita West High School.  She received a degree from Friends University in 1969 and earned a graduate degree from Wichita State University.

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Mon. 02/14/2011

The timeless and telling words of America’s greatest authors will come to life on stage during Friends University’s presentation of “Star Spangled Bandanna.”

No, that’s not a typo, said Professor Dr. Charles Parker – “Yes, with three Ns; makes it look more like ‘banner.’”

The performance is a compilation of American stories and poems connected to a theme suggested by the Hindi root behind the word “bandanna,” which means “to tie,” Parker said.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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