Fine Arts

Dance with the Friends University orchestra

News Date: 
Wed. 01/29/2014

UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 11. For more information, contact the Friends University Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

Audiences will be hard pressed to keep their toes from tapping during the Friends University Community Orchestra’s performance of “Let’s Dance” at 7:30 p.m. on February 4 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. 

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New exhibit at Riney Fine Arts Gallery

News Date: 
Mon. 01/27/2014

Artwork by current Friends University art students will be on display now through Feb. 7 in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery. 

Students that will have artwork featured are Ashleigh Kelepolo, Courtney Kruger, Dylan Seeney, Eythan Rodgers, Janelle Oder, Jessica Wall, Jordan Sallee, Joseph Harrell, Lacey McFadden, Madison Tucker, Martina Salerno, Mary Hernandez, Meryl Loop, Minshen Du, and Olivia Orozco. 

A Final Friday reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. 

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Choral concert to feature Dallas conductor

News Date: 
Wed. 01/22/2014

Dallas-based conductor and director Dr. Joshua Habermann will take the stage as the guest clinician as the Friends University choirs present their annual Choral Connections Concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30. 

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Henri’s 'The Wakefield Mysteries' to share the stage at Friends

News Date: 
Thu. 01/16/2014

The Friends University Theatre department will perform "The Wakefield Mysteries" by Adrian Henri at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23-25, and 2 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

"The Wakefield Mysteries" were originally penned as 32 rhymed playlets written in the 15th century and performed in an annual cycle involving a community-wide celebration. This modern adaption re-tells the story of the Creation to the Passion, sharing the truth of those familiar tales in a relevant way to today’s audiences.

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Tradition to dance on stage during ‘Nutcracker’ performance

News Date: 
Mon. 12/09/2013

Join the Friends University Ballet Department as dancers perform their annual full-length production of “The Nutcracker” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13-14, Dec. 20-21; 2 p.m. Dec. 15 and Dec. 21 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. 

Friends University Ballet Department presents "The Nutcracker"

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Choirs to carry on Candlelight tradition

News Date: 
Mon. 12/02/2013

Join Friends University’s choirs for the annual Christmas Candlelight concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7, and 2 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. The Singing Quakers, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and Jazz Vocal Ensemble will be performing.

Christmas Candlelight ConcertThis Christmas tradition highlights the University’s choirs and includes the audiences’ participation in a few favorite traditional Christmas carols. 

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Artist tells faceless girls’ stories through creations

News Date: 
Sun. 12/01/2013

Jan Seawell-Reckers came to the world of professional art as a means of distraction from everyday life. Formerly a holistic nutrition counselor, she needed something playful and spontaneous in her life. 

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Jazz ensembles to perform with renowned vocalist

News Date: 
Fri. 11/22/2013

Atlanta based vocalist Carmen Bradford will perform with three of the Friends University Jazz ensembles at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. 

Carmen Bradford

The Friends University Jazz Ensemble I and Soulstice, directed by Lisa Hittle, and the Jazz Vocal Ensemble, directed by Craig Curry, will share the stage with the internationally renowned Bradford. 

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One-act opera a tale of charming confusion

News Date: 
Fri. 11/15/2013

Romance, misdirection and confusion will take the stage as the Opera Workshop class performs a one-act opera at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. Nov. 24 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. 

“L’Occasione Fa Il Ladro” (The Opportunity Makes the Thief) is a one-act opera by Gioacchino Rossini. The first performance of this Italian opera was in Venice 1812. The Friends University Chamber Orchestra will provide the orchestra music for this performance. 

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Singing Quakers Alumni Choir performs fall concert Nov. 9

News Date: 
Mon. 11/04/2013

The Singing Quakers Alumni Choir, directed by Dr. Cecil J. Riney, will perform its annual concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Tenor Earnest Alexander will perform with the choir.

“We are one of only a few choir groups like this anywhere in the United States,” said choir member Scot Pierce. The Alumni Choir is made up of almost 80 voices and orchestra.

The fall concert will be held at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1958 N. Webb Road in Wichita. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Tickets for the concert can be purchased by cash or check only at the door.

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Fine Arts Office
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316-295-5677
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