The University of North Texas Faculty Quintet will be the featured artists Saturday night at the 17th annual Friends University Jazz Festival. Here are all the details:
1) The UNT Faculty Jazz Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Sebits Auditorium in the Riney Fine Arts Center. Mike Steinel (trumpet) and Brad Leali (saxophone) will perform first with the Friends University Jazz Ensemble I, then the rest of the quintet, Lynn Seaton (bass), Ed Soph (drums) and Stephan Karlsson (piano), will join for the remainder of the concert.
2) Steinel is a native Kansan and an experienced jazz trumpeter, pianist, composer and arranger. His bio includes work with Clark Terry, Don Ellis, Bill Evans, Jerry Bergonzi and recordings with the Chicago Jazz Quintet and the Frank Mantooth Big Band.
3) Tickets to the headliner concert are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. They're available by calling 316-295-5616.
4) Daytime hours at the festival today and Saturday will feature middle school and high school jazz ensembles from around the state. All daytime activities are free and open to the public.
Pianost Janina Fialkowska will perform Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra this weekend. Also on the bill: Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 and Weber's Euryanthe Overture. Concerts are at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in Century II Concert Hall. Tickets are $20 to $42, discounts available. For more information, visit www.wso.org or call 316-267-7658.