Friends University’s Community Orchestra to Perform Nov. 1

Wichita, Kan. – The Friends University Community Orchestra will present their first performance of the season on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. on the Sebits Auditorium stage.

The concert will feature “Pirates of the Caribbean” a medley of memorable tunes from the hit blockbuster film arranged by Klaus Badelt.

“I wanted to program a diverse repertoire, and because of the Halloween season I thought it would be great to have a little fun with Pirates of the Caribbean,” said director, Dr. Canes Nicolas.

This will be the first concert directed by Dr. Nicolas, Visiting Assistant Professor of Strings and Director of Orchestra. A born and raised in Haiti, Dr. Nicolas came to the United States for college, eventually receiving his doctorate in music at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Dr. Nicolas has studied conducting with Dumitru Goia, Steven Huang, Keith Lockhart and Markand Thakar. Prior to joining the faculty at Friends University, Dr. Nicolas taught at Missouri Southern State University, Southern Utah University and Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska.

The concert will also feature pieces by Mozart, Grieg and Haitian composer, Ludovic Lamothe.

The performance will take place in Sebits Auditorium on the Friends University campus at 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, Kan., and the cost is $9 for adults and $6 for seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677. 

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.

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