2023-24 Fine Arts Season
With the start of fall, thoughts invariably turn to cooler weather and the transformation of autumn leaves. You will also notice a change to our fine arts facility on campus as construction begins on a new chapel and expanded south entrance. Thanks to the generosity of donors and patrons, we were able to successfully realize our Rise Up campaign goal of raising $7.2 million! The resulting construction will occupy our main performance spaces for the year, so we ask that you visit friends.edu/finearts, and our social media pages, for location updates concerning our 2023-2024 season.
Our performance season will highlight the special place the arts hold in our lives, from the Duke Ellington Sacred Concert to our annual Candlelight and Symphony of Spring celebrations. We are also pleased to welcome new faculty in Theatre and Music Theatre, who will be directing our fall play and spring musical – be sure to watch our website and social media for the announcement of these shows!
We hope to see you this year as we bring our performances and creative work to spaces in Wichita and beyond!
Dr. Nathanael May
Tim & Gail Buchanan Endowed Chair
Division of Fine Arts
Tickets will be available for the fall event season in late September. Tickets for the spring event season will be available in January. Tickets for events will only become available once a venue is confirmed. Seating for all events is unassigned. We are unable to provide a box office service on campus during the construction to the Riney Fine Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased online, by calling, or at the venue before the performance (subject to availability).
Free events, included in the brochure above, and listed below do not require a ticket;
BAND CONCERT – Monday 2 October, 7:30 p.m. McPherson College – FREE
DALE STRATTMAN CLOSING RECEPTION – Friday 6 October, 5 p.m. Riney Fine Arts Gallery – FREE
TOWER WIND QUINTET – Saturday 21 October, 7:30 p.m. Casado Campus Center – FREE
MEGA JAZZ EVENT – Wednesday 1 November, 5 p.m. Casado Campus Center – FREE
VISUAL ARTS SHOWCASE – Monday 11 December, 5 p.m. Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building – FREE
SINGING QUAKERS ALUMNI CHOIR CONCERT – Saturday 11 November, 7:30 p.m. Eastminster Presbyterian Church. No ticket required – donations at the door. Adults $12 | Seniors & Students $10.
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