Over 850 area high school, middle school, and junior college jazz students will come to Friends University to celebrate the 22nd annual Jazz Festival and perfect their skills with the musical masters at Friends University.
The festival runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 20, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 21 in the Riney Fine Arts Center. Students get to work with renowned jazz guest artists to improve their musical skills. All daytime activities are free and open to the public.
Conductor, director, and 1984 Friends University graduate Dr. Kevin Fenton will take the stage as the guest clinician during the annual Choral Connections Concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Riney Fine Arts Center.
Fenton is the conductor of the Florida State University Singers and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. He will lead the vocal talents of area high school and junior college choirs, as well as the Friends University Singing Quakers and Concert Choir in this annual showcase.
The Friends University Theatre Department will present the musical comedy “Good News” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29-31 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
“Good News” is set on a college campus in the madcap 1920s. The big game approaches, but a failing grade looms over the school’s star player. An attractive tutor offers to help, the quarterback falls in love, but with comedy the complications arise before there’s any good news.
Join the Friends University Ballet Department as dancers perform their annual full-length production of “The Nutcracker” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12-13, Dec. 19-20; and 2 p.m. Dec. 14 and Dec. 20 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
Join the Friends University Singing Quakers as they perform their annual Christmas Candlelight concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5-6, and 2 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. The Singing Quakers are directed by Dr. Mark Bartel, associate professor of music and director of choral music at Friends University.
The Concert Choir, directed by Rolaine Hetherington, also joins in on this traditional concert. The Singing Quakers will be joined by the Concert Choir, directed by Rolaine Hetherington and the Jazz Vocal Ensemble, directed by Craig Curry.
Stan K. Rogers will display his artwork in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery in the Riney Fine Arts Center November 17 through December 21, 2014. An artist reception will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. December 5th. The reception is free and open to the public, and light snacks will be served.
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.
For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or email@example.com.