Friends University’s Dan Racer, assistant professor of music, will make his stage debut as the new director for the Friends University Community Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
Tickets are $11 for adults, and $9 for seniors and students. They can be purchased online at friends.edu or by calling the Box Office at 316-295-5677.
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Jazz trombonist and vocalist Pete McGuinness will share the stage with the Friends University Jazz band and the Jazz Vocal Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
McGuinness is an active New York City-based jazz musician. He not only plays trombone, but is a Grammy-nominated composer/arranger, award-winning jazz vocalist and a jazz educator. He has his own big band, “The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra.” To learn more about McGuinness, visit petemcguinness.com.
The Singing Quaker Alumni Choir will celebrate 20 years of song during a concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1958 N. Webb Road in Wichita.
The 90-member performance group, led by Dr. Cecil J. Riney, will join Dr. Andre J. Thomas, the Owen F. Sellers professor of music and director of choral music education at Florida State University, to perform choral classics and spirituals.
Friends University’s Dr. James Knight will chronicle keyboard music from its earliest inception to modern trends during a recital 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
“The 250th anniversary of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s death is this year,” said Knight, associate professor of piano. “To commemorate the event I have chosen a set of variations that was a very popular recital opener at the end of the 19th century.”
The Friends University Chamber Brass Ensemble will share the stage with the Friends University Flute Choir and Tuba Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
Both groups consist of Friends University students. Dr. John Taylor, band director and professor of music, directs the Chamber Brass Ensemble and Tuba Quartet. Amy Hoffman, adjunct professor of flute, directs the Flute Choir.
The Friends University Faculty Brass Quintet will perform at 3 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
The quintet consists of Dr. John Taylor on tuba, Steve Slater on trombone, Denise Kintzel on horn, Dr. Gary Leopold, and Dana Hamant on trumpets. Taylor, band director and professor of music, leads the group, with Hamant, assistant band director, along with other Friends adjunct faculty members Steve Slater, Denise Kintzel and Dr. Gary Leopold.
Audiences will marvel in the tight harmonies of the Jazz Vocal Ensemble and the big band sounds of Jazz Ensemble II as the two groups join on stage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
The Jazz Vocal Ensemble, also known as JVE, is directed by Craig Curry. Jazz Ensemble II is directed by Beau Jarvis.
Tickets are $9 for adults, and $6 for seniors and students; and may be purchased online at friends.edu/finearts, or by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677.
The Singing Quakers Alumni Choir, directed by Dr. Cecil J. Riney, will perform its annual concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Guest conductor and Friends University alumnus Dr. Andre Thomas will join the choir for this concert.
The choir is made up of alumni of the Friends University Singing Quakers. This concert, featuring an 80-voice choir and orchestra, celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Alumni Choir.