Area high school, middle school, and junior college jazz bands will come to Friends University to celebrate the 21st 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. 21 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 22 in the Riney Fine Arts Center. Students get to work with the Friends University Jazz faculty, as well as the guest artists to learn and improve their musical skills.
The Friends University Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. Bassoonist Nancy Goeres will be joining the Concert Band.
Principal Bassoonist Nancy Goeres joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 1984. Prior to coming to Pittsburgh Nancy held similar positions with Florida Orchestra, The Caracas Philharmonic, and the Cincinnati Symphony.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Christmas tradition highlights the University’s choirs and includes the audiences’ participation in a few favorite traditional Christmas carols.
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.