Art Exhibitions

Fri., Sept. 22- Sun., Oct. 22
Apparatus: Worldview as Technology
     Opening Reception: Sept., 22 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
The gallery will be closed during Fall Break, Oct. 14-17.  

Mon., Nov. 6
Clarence Morgan, Professor of Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Lecture/discussion: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Harmon Fine Arts Center, Room 336
Free and open to the public. 

Thurs., Nov. 9 - Fri., Dec. 22
Mies/Weese at Drake: Where We Live and Work
[an Art History Capstone exhibition researching the architecture of Mies van der Rohe and Harry Weese on Drake's campus]

Anderson Gallery Information

Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 12:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00-4:00 p.m.

The Gallery is closed on Mondays.

All exhibitions are free and open to the public


Musical Performances

Tues., Aug. 15-Sat., Aug. 19 
Zenith Chamber Series, a free concert series throughout Des Moines.
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium, closing concert
For more information, visit drake.edu/zenith

Fri., Sept. 8
Faculty Recital, Christine Blanner, soprano
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sat., Sept. 9
Faculty Recital, Sarah Plum, violin
4:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Tues., Sept. 12
Guest Recital, David Brooks, violin
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Fri., Sept. 15
Faculty Recital, Clarence Padilla, clarinet, and Friends
Featuring Cynthia Giunta, piano; Virginia Lauridsen, soprano; Ashley Sidon, cello; Sonya Siebert, piano; and others
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sun., Sept. 17
Senior Recital, Emily Merten, cello
1:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Fri., Sept. 22
Drake Jazz Ensemble I and Combos, Andrew Classen, director
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Hall

Mon., Sept. 25
Keys To Excellence Series presents: Steven Spooner, piano, University of Kansas
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium
*This concert is part of the Keys to Excellence Piano Series, created to raise awareness of Drake’s fundraising efforts for the purchase of 70 brand new Yamaha pianos for the music department. Keys to Excellence features internationally acclaimed artists performing on the magnificent Yamaha CFX concert grand. Sponsored by Yamaha, West Music, Civic Music Association, and Drake University. For more information, contact Nicholas Roth at (515) 321-5947 or nicholas.roth@drake.edu.

Tues., Sept. 26
Guest Recital, John Sampen and Mark Bunce, coposition/electronics
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Wed., Sept. 27
Guest Recital, Bruce Brubaker Summer Music Festival, featuring faculty from Iowa State University and Drake University
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium
For more information, call 515-255-5444

Thurs., Sept. 28
Guest Lecture, “The Business of Singing,” Maria Zouves and Sherrill Milnes
2:00 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Thurs., Sept. 28
Masterclass, Sherrill Milnes, voice
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Fri., Sept 29
Masterclass, "The Audition Panel," Maria Zouves and Sherrill Milnes
11:00 a.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Fri., Sept. 29
Masterclass, Maria Zouves, voice
2:00 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Fri., Sept. 29
Guest Lecture, "My Life on Stage," Sherrill Milnes, baritone
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium, reception to follow in Levitt Hall
Donations will be accepted at the door.

Sun., Oct. 1
Double Reed Studio Recital
1:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sun., Oct. 1
Faculty Recital, Leslie Marrs, flute
4:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Tues., Oct. 3
Patty's Place Jazz Series presents: The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center
General admission is $20.  Please visit drake.edu/pattysplace for more information and tickets.

Thurs., Oct. 5
Turner Center Jazz Orchestra presents: Rhapsody in Blue – Gershwin and Friends 
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center
Admission Charged, student rush available. Please visit turnercenterjazzorchestra.org for tickets and additional information.

Fri., Oct. 6
Civic Music Association presents: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium 
Admission charged, student discounts available. Please visit civicmusic.org for tickets and additional information.

Sun., Oct. 8
Drake Choir and Chamber Choir, Aimee Beckmann-Collier, conductor; and Drake Chorale, Linda Vanderpool, conductor
3:00 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Tues., Oct. 10
Faculty Recital, Ashley Sidon, cello, with Anna Reider, violin
7:30 p.m., Reading Room at Cowles Library on the Drake Campus 

Sat., Oct. 21
Senior Recital, Samuel Nolte, bass
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Fri., Oct. 27
Guest Recital, The United States Army Field Band Jazztet
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center
Admission is free, tickets required. Visit drake.edu/fineartsboxoffice for tickets.

Sat., Oct. 28
Senior Recital, Alyssa LaTragna, mezzo-soprano
4:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sat., Oct. 28
Senior Recital, Gabrielle Clutter, soprano
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Wed., Nov. 1
Drake Faculty Chamber Recital
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Thurs., Nov. 2
Faculty Recital, Lyric Winds, featuring Kimberly Helton, flute, Sue Odem, oboe, Kariann Voigts, clarinet, and Sonya Siebert, piano
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sun., Nov. 5
Drake Symphony Orchestra, Akira Mori, conductor
3:00 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Mon., Nov. 6
Keys To Excellence Series presents: Arthur Greene, piano, University of Michigan
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium
*This concert is part of the Keys to Excellence Piano Series, created to raise awareness of Drake’s fundraising efforts for the purchase of 70 brand new Yamaha pianos for the music department. Keys to Excellence features internationally acclaimed artists performing on the magnificent Yamaha CFX concert grand. Sponsored by Yamaha, West Music, Civic Music Association, and Drake University. For more information, contact Nicholas Roth at (515) 321-5947 or nicholas.roth@drake.edu.

Tues., Nov. 7
Guest Recital, Paul Zaborac, saxophone
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Thurs., Nov. 9
Patty’s Place Jazz Series presents: Adam Larson
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center
General admission charged, student rush tickets available. For tickets and additional information, please visit drake.edu/pattysplace.

Fri., Nov. 10
Junior Recital, Emily Miller and Abigail Huskisson, soprano
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Mon., Nov. 13
Flute Studio Recital
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Thurs., Nov. 16
Turner Center Jazz Orchestra presents: Latin Jazz – Dizzy’s 100th Birthday
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center
Admission Charged, student rush available. Please visit turnercenterjazzorchestra.org for tickets and additional information.

Fri., Nov. 17
Drake Jazz Ensemble I
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Sun., Nov. 19
Cavalcade of Choirs, featuring Drake Choir, Chamber Choir, Drake University/Community Chorus, Aimee Beckmann-Collier, conductor, and Drake Chorale, Linda Vanderpool, conductor
3:00 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sun., Nov. 19
Senior Recital, Jennifer Walter, flute
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Mon., Nov. 20
Senior Recital, Nathan Smith, musical theatre
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Mon., Nov. 27
Faculty Recital, Nicholas Roth, piano
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Thurs., Nov. 3
Drake Jazz Ensemble II
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Fri., Dec. 1
Drake University Honor Band Festival Concert I, featuring the Drake Wind Symphony, Robert Meunier, conductor, and Symphonic Band, Vincent Kenney, conductor
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center

Sat., Dec. 2
Drake University Honor Band Festival Concert II, featuring high school students from throughout Iowa performing as members of the Honors Wind Ensemble and Honors Concert band under the direction of nationally recognized guest conductors
5:00 p.m., Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center

Sat., Dec. 2
Senior Recital, Christina Stai
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Sat., Dec. 2-Sun., Dec. 3
Christmas Madrigal Dinners, featuring the Drake Chamber Choir, Aimee Beckmann-Collier, conductor
Saturday at 7:00 p.m., Sunday at 5:00 p.m., Olmsted Center
Tickets are $55 per person and all seats are reserved. Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, November 14 until Tuesday, November 28, and are available online at:
http://www.drake.edu/madrigaldinners/  or at the Drake Fine Arts Box Office (271-3841) Monday through Friday, noon to 6:00 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 4
Saxophone Studio Recital
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Wed., Dec. 6
Drake Symphony Orchestra, featuring Tony Ross, cello, Akira Mori, conductor
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Thurs., Dec. 7
Jordan Concert Series presents: Tony Ross, cello
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sat., Dec. 9
Civic Music Association presents: Time for Three
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium
General admission charged.  For tickets and additional information, please visit civicmusic.org.

 

 

Theatre Productions

Thurs., Oct. 5-Sun., Oct. 8
Edward Albee's
The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?
Directed by Michael Rothmayer
7:30 p.m. (Oct., 5-7), 2:00 p.m. (Oct. 8); William S. E. Coleman Studio Theatre, Harmon Fine Arts Center 
For tickets and more information, please visit www.drake.edu/fineartsboxoffice/

Fri., Oct. 27-Sun., Oct. 29
Student Theatre Production Showcase:

4.48 Psychosis
By Sarah Kane
Directed by Emily Brown

Santa Claus: A Morality
By E. E. Cummings
Directed by Paul Grewe

The American Family
Written and directed by Kalle Sorbo

7:30 p.m. (Oct. 27-28), 2:00 p.m. (Oct. 29); William S. E. Coleman Studio Theatre, Harmon Fine Arts Center
For tickets and more information, please visit www.drake.edu/fineartsboxoffice/

Thurs., Nov. 16-Sun., Nov. 19
Runaways
Books, music, & lyrics by Elizabeth Swados
Directed by John Graham
7:30 p.m. (Nov. 16-18), 2:00 p.m. (Nov. 19); Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center
For tickets and more information, please visit www.drake.edu/fineartsboxoffice/

Thurs., Feb. 22-Sun., Feb. 25
Student Directed Mainstage:

Almost Blue
by Keith Redin
Directed by Brock Webb

Next Fall
By Geoffrey Nauffts
Directed by Colin Meyer

7:30 p.m. (Feb. 22-24), 2:00 p.m. (Feb. 25); William S. E. Coleman Studio Theatre, Harmon Fine Arts Center
For tickets and more information, please visit www.drake.edu/fineartsboxoffice/

Thurs., Apr. 5-Sun., Apr. 8
The Trojan Women
Based on the play by Euripides
Directed by Mirla Criste
7:30 p.m. (Apr. 5-7), 2:00 p.m. (Apr. 8) Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center
For tickets and more information, please visit www.drake.edu/fineartsboxoffice/

Thurs., May 3-Sun., May 6
A Piece of My Heart
By Shirley Lauro
Directed by TBD
7:30 p.m. (May 3-5), 2:00 p.m. (May 6) Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center
For tickets and more information, please visit www.drake.edu/fineartsboxoffice/

 

  Harmon Fine Arts Center Box Office Hours:

Monday - Friday, noon - 6:00 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday, noon - 4:00 p.m.
515-271-3841


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