Fine Arts

High school students to get glimpse of University life

News Date: 
Wed. 10/23/2013

Area high school students will get a taste of college life as a fine arts student at Friends University through Fine Arts Showcase days.

Students will audition for scholarships, have their art portfolio reviewed, attend classes, sit in on rehearsals, take a lesson, and visit with current students and faculty. 

These free Showcase Days take place four times during the school year; Oct. 25 and Dec. 6, 2013, and Jan. 31 and March 14, 2014. A free lunch will be provided.

For more information or to sign up, please call 316-295-5536.

For more information
Contact: 
Fine Arts Office
Phone: 
316-295-5536
E-mail: 
finearts@friends.edu

‘Jekyll and Hyde’ to grace the stage at Friends University

News Date: 
Mon. 10/21/2013

The Friends University Theatre Department will present Jeffrey Hatcher’s at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24-27 in the Davis Administration Building’s Alumni Auditorium.

“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”

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Contact: 
Fine Arts Office
Phone: 
316-295-5677
E-mail: 
finearts@friends.edu

Flute choir to join orchestra in free Homecoming concert

News Date: 
Tue. 10/15/2013

The Friends University Chamber Orchestra will be joined by the flute choir in its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. The concert is part of the University’s Homecoming Week celebrations.

The flute Choir will play selections by Ralph Manuel and Tom Benjamin. The orchestra will perform Albert Roussel’s “Suite for Strings” and Telemann’s “Don Quixote Suite.”

Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.

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Contact: 
Fine Arts Office
Phone: 
316-295-5677
E-mail: 
finearts@friends.edu

Trombonist Dave Glenn to perform with jazz combos

News Date: 
Wed. 10/09/2013

Trombonist Dave Glenn joins the Friends University Jazz combos for this night of jazz at 8 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Casado Campus Center at Friends University.

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Contact: 
Fine Arts Office
Phone: 
316-295-5677
E-mail: 
finearts@friends.edu

Riney plans to keep busy after second retirement

News Date: 
Fri. 10/04/2013

Legendary musician and professor emeritus Dr. Cecil Riney has announced his intention to retire after 20 years as director of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. Of course Riney’s version of retirement is a bit more ambitious than most people’s, as he will be keeping his other jobs at Friends University and his church.

Read the full story about Dr. Cecil Riney at kansas.com.

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Contact: 
Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713

Fall ballet to look at dance then and now

News Date: 
Wed. 10/02/2013

Friends University’s traditional fall ballet performance will examine the art of dance from both a historic and contemporary angle as dancers depict the theme “How to Look at Dance” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4-5, and 2 p.m. Oct. 6  in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

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Contact: 
Fine Arts Office
Phone: 
316-295-5677
E-mail: 
finearts@friends.edu

Texas Quintet to bring its brand of jazz to Wichita

News Date: 
Mon. 09/30/2013

Jazz trumpeter Mike Steinel and his quintet of world-class musicians will perform Oct. 3 in Friends University’s Alumni Auditorium. 

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Contact: 
Fine Arts Office
Phone: 
316-295-5677
E-mail: 
finearts@friends.edu

Exhibit to showcase the biomechanics of art

News Date: 
Wed. 09/25/2013

Jose Alvarado merges the worlds of science and art in his display Sept. 16 to Oct. 11 at Friends University. A Final Friday reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery.

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Contact: 
Fine Arts Office
Phone: 
316-295-5677
E-mail: 
finearts@friends.edu

Jazz scholars to pay tribute to friend, benefactor Sebits

News Date: 
Mon. 09/23/2013

The Friends University Jazz Department will perform a concert in memory of supporter and friend, Carl Sebits, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. The concert will feature past and present recipients of the Sebits Jazz scholarship.

Tickets are $9 for adults, and $6 for seniors and students. They can be purchased online or by calling the Box Office at 316-295-5677.

For more information
Contact: 
Fine Arts Office
Phone: 
316-295-5677
E-mail: 
finearts@friends.edu

‘Snoopy!!!’ musical to bring family fun to stage

News Date: 
Wed. 09/11/2013

Everyone’s favorite beagle will take the stage for an evening of musical family fun as the Friends University Theatre Department performs “Snoopy!!!,” the musical sequel to “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” 

This production takes place at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19-21 and 2 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

For more information
Contact: 
Fine Arts Office
Phone: 
316-295-5677
E-mail: 
finearts@friends.edu