Fine Arts

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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News Date: 
Thu. 01/27/2011

High-school musicians from across the state will have the opportunity to learn and hear from master teachers at Friends University. Additionally, the fifth annual Choral Connections Feb. 4 will feature guest conductor-clinician Professor Constantina Tsolainou of Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia.

Joining the Friends University Singing Quakers, Concert Choir, and Jazz Vocal Ensemble will be choirs from Wichita Southeast High School, Wichita Northwest High School, Maize High School, and Hesston College.

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News Date: 
Fri. 01/21/2011

The artistic talents of Friends University’s students and staff will be on display for all to see at the 2011 Spring Semester Friends University Student and Faculty Art Show. The works are on display through Jan. 31 in the Riney Fine Arts Center. There will be a Final Friday reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28.

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News Date: 
Fri. 01/14/2011

Prospective high school students will take part in Friends University’s Fine Arts Showcase from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Riney Fine Arts Center. Students and parents are welcome to attend, and they are invited to stay after lunch if interested in certain department activities such as ballet class and individual meetings with Sharon Rogers, Jazz Band rehearsal and Percussion Ensemble rehearsal.

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