Fine Arts

News Date: 
Fri. 12/07/2012

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.

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News Date: 
Mon. 12/03/2012

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.

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News Date: 
Fri. 11/30/2012

Join the Friends University Singing Quakers, Concert Choir and Women’s Chorus as they celebrate the spirit of Christmas with the beloved tradition of the Christmas Candlelight Concert. 

Concert performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, and 2 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

Ticket prices are $16 for adults and $13 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677.

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News Date: 
Thu. 11/15/2012

Saxophonist extraordinaire Jeff Clayton will be the featured guest artist with the Friends University Jazz Ensemble I, Jazz Ensemble II and Soulstice at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19. Clayton is from Los Angeles and has worked with Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many others. The concert will take place in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. 

Ticket prices are $9 for adults and $6 for seniors and students. For more information about this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

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News Date: 
Wed. 11/14/2012

The Friends University Singing Quakers will join forces with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra to present Carl Orff’s epic Carmina Burana at 8 p.m. on Nov. 16 and 17.

The concert will be presented at the Century II Concert Hall in Wichita. Ticket prices range from $17 to $49 for this event and can be purchased through the Wichita Symphony Orchestra Box Office at 316-267-7658.

For more information about this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

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News Date: 
Mon. 11/12/2012

Friends University Theatre will present “The Star Spangled Bandanna II” in place of “The Fantasticks” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-17 and 2 p.m. Nov. 18. All performances will be held in the Cornerstone Studio Theatre in the Riney Fine Arts Center. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

Works from Edgar Allan Poe, O. Henry, Charles Dickenson, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Dorothy Parker, James Thurber, Carrie Nation and more will be part of this theatre production.

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News Date: 
Fri. 11/09/2012

Various Friends University student brass ensembles will perform traditional brass literature at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, in Sebits Auditorium, located in the Riney Fine Arts Center. Both the Brass Quintet and Tuba Quartet will be featured at this free concert.

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News Date: 
Wed. 11/07/2012

The Friends University Brass Quintet will pay a tribute to the men and women of the United States armed forces in a concert Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

The second half of the concert will feature patriotic music, as well as recognizing men and women in the audience who are active or retired military. The concert 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 finearts@friends.edu.

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News Date: 
Tue. 11/06/2012

The Singing Quakers Alumni Concert, directed by Dr. Cecil J. Riney, will perform its annual concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10. The singers will be joined by world-renowned composer and writer Mark Hayes. Hayes has succeeded in both sacred and secular choral music fields, including winning a Dove award for his album, “I’ve Just Seen Jesus.”

“We are one of only a few choir groups like this anywhere in the United States,” said board president Scot Pierce. The Alumni Choir is made up of almost 80 voices and orchestra.

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News Date: 
Mon. 11/05/2012

Enjoy an evening of jazz featuring the incredibly talented tight harmonies of the Jazz Vocal Ensemble and their special guest vocalist, Earnest Alexander, along with the swingin’ big band sounds of Jazz Ensemble II Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The Jazz Vocal Ensemble, now in its fourth year, has a rapidly growing fan base and is receiving critical acclaim as they prepare for a performance at the national Jazz Education Network conference in Atlanta Jan. 5, 2013. 

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