Enjoy an engaging evening of chamber music featuring the Tower Wind Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Riney Fine Arts Center's Sebits Auditorium at Friends University. The quintet will perform works by Piazzolla, D'Rivera, and August Klughardt.
Special guests Dr. James Knight on piano and Susan Mayo on cello will join Tower Quintet flutist Amy Hoffman to perform “Voice of the Whale” by George Crumb.
This recital is free and open to the public.
Area high school, middle school and junior college jazz bands will come to Friends University to celebrate the 20th annual Jazz Festival from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 15-16 in the Riney Fine Arts Center.
A Jazz Vocal Invitational Concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 will feature several college-level jazz choirs from the Wichita area. This concert will be in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
Internationally renowned clarinet soloist Julia Heinen will combine her talents with the Friends University Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
The Friends University Community Orchestra’s performance on Feb. 5 will allow listeners to experience the depths of tragedy and the heights of triumph through the music of Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Saint-Saens and Gershwin. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
Friends University faculty flutist Amy Hoffman will be performing presenting a recital "Amy and Friends" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
Come enjoy an entertaining evening of diverse chamber music for flute and piccolo. The performance is free and open to the public.
For more information about this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Singing Quakers, Concert Choir, Jazz Vocal Ensemble and Women’s Chorus will all take the stage and delight concertgoers at the Choral Connections Concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
These Friends University groups will be joined by some of Kansas’ top high school and college choirs and will feature Russian-born guest conductor Elena Sharkova.
Tickets are $16 for adults, and $13 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased online at friends.edu/finearts or by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677.
The Friends University Theatre will present “Arms and the Man” by George Bernard Shaw Jan. 25-27.
This witty masterpiece, which takes place during the 1885 Serbo-Bulgarian War, combines high comedy with social commentary in deflating romantic misconceptions of love and warfare.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 and 26, and 2 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.
Ticket prices are $11 for adults, and $9 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased online at friends.edu/finearts or by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677.
Friends University will display artwork by Joel T. Dugan Jan. 14 to Feb. 8 in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery. Additionally, Dugan will participate in an artist demonstration at 10 a.m. Jan. 25 in the Garvey Art Center.
Dugan, an assistant professor or painting at Fort Hays State University, says the balance of life with technology has significance in his work.
Friends University’s Jazz Ensemble I will be traveling to Cuba to perform as a part of the Havana International Jazz Festival, Dec. 20-24, 2012. The Friends group was the only college jazz ensemble from the U.S. invited to perform this year.
“This is an incredible opportunity for our students, and they are honored to represent Friends University, Wichita, the state of Kansas and the United States,” said Lisa Hittle, director of the Jazz Ensemble I.
A holiday tradition comes alive as Friends University presents its annual showcase of “The Nutcracker,” complete with Sugar Plum Fairy, a mouse king and a handsome prince.
Show times for opening weekend are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8, and at 2 p.m. Dec. 9. The second weekend of performances are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14-15 with the final show at 2 p.m. Dec. 16.