Fine Arts

Fall Chamber Orchestra Concert to Feature Works from Vivaldi, Arvo Pärt and Mozart

News Date: 
Sun. 11/04/2012

This year’s fall concert will feature the Friends University Guitar Ensembles and the Friends University Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8. This free concert will take place in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium and will include senior student soloist Drew Patton, an instrumental music performance major, performing Vivaldi’s “Lute Concerto in D Major.”

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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Famous Composer to Lead Friends University Concert Band

News Date: 
Thu. 11/01/2012

Sean O’Loughlin, renowned wind band composer, will conduct several of his works with the Concert Band on Mon., Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. O’Loughlin will be joining the Friends University Concert Band as the 2012 Composer/Conductor-in-Residence. 

O’Loughlin has been commissioned by the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Los Angelas Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He also has collaborated with Sarah McLachlan, Adele, Hall and Oates, and Harry Connick Jr.

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Ann Krone Named Art Educator of Year

News Date: 
Fri. 11/02/2012

After 44 years of teaching, Ann Krone still looks forward to walking into a classroom. 

“Every day I look forward to teaching because I work with dedicated young people who are enthusiastic about art,” said Krone, adjunct professor of art at Friends University. 

For her efforts in education, the Kansas Art Educator Association has recognized Krone as Outstanding Higher Education Art Educator of the Year for 2012-13. 

Krone stepped into her first art classroom in 1968 in LeMars, Iowa. 

“I taught art, music and drama to elementary students,” she said.

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Crown Uptown to Swing Again with Friends University Jazz

News Date: 
Wed. 10/24/2012

Come dance to the big band sounds of Friends University Jazz Ensemble at 8:30 p.m. Sat. Oct. 27 at the Crown Uptown Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas. The doors will open at 8 p.m. and music and dancing will go until 11 p.m.

There will be a silent auction to benefit the Friends University Jazz Ensemble’s trip to Cuba (cash or check only) in December. Hors d’oeuvres, desserts and cocktails will also be available for purchase throughout the evening.

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Friends University Gallery to Feature Joanna Ramondetta Art

News Date: 
Tue. 10/09/2012

Joanna Ramondetta is from Wichita, Kansas. Her artwork will be on display at the Friends University Riney Fine Arts Center Art Gallery from Oct. 15 to Nov. 9. Please join us for a Final Friday Reception from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 26.

To see more about Joanna and her work, visit her website at www.wichitagalleryxii.com.

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Friends University to Present ‘Curtains’ During Homecoming Week

News Date: 
Mon. 10/08/2012

Take a step back to the late 1950s and enjoy the homecoming musical presentation of “Curtains” by the Friends University Theatre program. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20 and 2 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. Tickets are $16 for adults and $13 for seniors and students.

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Friends University Jazz Night with Legendary Jerry Hahn

News Date: 
Fri. 10/05/2012

Come out to the Friends University Casado Campus Center to listen to the renowned jazz guitarist Jerry Hahn perform with the Friends University student combos. This event will take place from 8 until 10 p.m. on Oct. 17 in Casado’s lower level. Enjoy trying out our new Jazzman’s Café and Bakery while you enjoy some great live jazz music.

Casado jazz night 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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Friends University Ballet Kicks Off 25-Year Celebration

News Date: 
Fri. 09/28/2012

The Friends University Ballet Department is celebrating 25 years of outstanding ballet productions and the state’s only Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet program. The Ballet Department will kick off its 25th year with Fall Ballet of Favorites performances Oct. 5 and 6, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium. The year’s performance schedule will feature the Fall Ballet of Favorites, The Nutcracker and the Spring Ballet.

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Friends University to Feature Alumni Art

News Date: 
Thu. 09/27/2012

The Friends University Riney Fine Arts Center Art Gallery is featuring artwork by Friends University alumni. The gallery exhibit opened Sept. 10 and runs through Oct. 12, 2012. A Final Friday Reception will take place Sept. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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

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Jazz and Strings Concert Returning to Friends University

News Date: 
Tue. 09/25/2012

Another night of great Friends University jazz combined with lush string backgrounds is back by request. The kickoff to Friends University’s jazz season will feature both students and faculty at 7:30 p.m. in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. 

Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for seniors and students. Tickets for this event can be purchased online at friends.edu/finearts or by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677.

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