The Friends University Community Orchestra’s performance on Feb. 5 will allow listeners to experience the depths of tragedy and the heights of triumph through the music of Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Saint-Saens and Gershwin. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
The Singing Quakers, Concert Choir, Jazz Vocal Ensemble and Women’s Chorus will all take the stage and delight concertgoers at the Choral Connections Concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
These Friends University groups will be joined by some of Kansas’ top high school and college choirs and will feature Russian-born guest conductor Elena Sharkova.
Tickets are $16 for adults, and $13 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased online at friends.edu/finearts or by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677.
Friends University will display artwork by Joel T. Dugan Jan. 14 to Feb. 8 in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery. Additionally, Dugan will participate in an artist demonstration at 10 a.m. Jan. 25 in the Garvey Art Center.
Dugan, an assistant professor or painting at Fort Hays State University, says the balance of life with technology has significance in his work.
Friends University’s Jazz Ensemble I will be traveling to Cuba to perform as a part of the Havana International Jazz Festival, Dec. 20-24, 2012. The Friends group was the only college jazz ensemble from the U.S. invited to perform this year.
“This is an incredible opportunity for our students, and they are honored to represent Friends University, Wichita, the state of Kansas and the United States,” said Lisa Hittle, director of the Jazz Ensemble I.
Saxophonist extraordinaire Jeff Clayton will be the featured guest artist with the Friends University Jazz Ensemble I, Jazz Ensemble II and Soulstice at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19. Clayton is from Los Angeles and has worked with Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many others. The concert will take place in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
Ticket prices are $9 for adults and $6 for seniors and students. For more information about this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or firstname.lastname@example.org.