Art Exhibitions

Fri., Nov. 13 - Fri., Feb. 12
"Are We Global Yet? The Art and Politics of Global Space (including the virtual)"
Curated by Lenore Metrick-Chen and the curatorial seminar students

Sun., Feb. 28 - Fri., Mar. 25
45th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition 
Opening reception on Sun., Feb. 28 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Award ceremony at 2:00 p.m.
Juror: Matthew Harris, Iowa Arts Council administrator

Fri., Apr. 8 – Fri., Apr. 22
Reflective Distinction: Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
Featuring work by Betsy Hart, Rachael Kreski, and Ryan Topete.
Opening reception Fri., Apr. 8 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Fri., Apr. 29 – Fri., May 13
Ipseity: Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
Featuring work by Jenna Boures, Brett Budzinski, and Pam Mulhern.
Closing reception Fri., May 13 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.


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

J-Term 2016

Wed., Jan. 20
Strings Chamber Ensemble,
12:00 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Spring 2016

Tues., Jan. 26
Patty’s Place Presents: John Raymond Group
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center. Tickets available online at www.drake.edu/pattysplace or at the Drake Fine Arts Box Office (271-3841).  Free student rush tickets as available.

Wed., Jan. 27
Guest Artist, Fenici trio
2:00 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Wed., Feb. 3
Civic Music Association presents: Gregory Porter 
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium. 
For tickets or additional information, please visit civicmusic.org or call 515-280-4020

Fri., Feb. 5
Student and Faculty recital
2:00 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Fri., Feb. 5
Student Honors Recital
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sat., Feb. 6
Senior Recital, Gwen Cartwright, soprano
4:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sat., Feb. 6
Junior Recital, Madison Moran and Zachary Decker, musical theatre
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Sun., Feb. 7
Senior Recital, Sean Galligan, baritone
1:30 p.m., Sheslow Audiotrium

Sun., Feb. 7
Junior Recital, Jordan Stammers, soprano
4:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sun., Feb. 7
Faculty Recital, Leslie Marrs, flute
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Mon., Feb. 8
Keys to Excellence Piano Series, Nicholas Phillips
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., Feb. 9
Drake Honor Jazz Band Festival Concert, featuring the Drake Jazz I Ensemble
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center

Thurs., Feb. 11
Turner Center Jazz Orchestra presents: Jazz for Lovers and Friends. Special guest artist Tina Haase Findlay joins the group in a tribute to Billie Holiday, and songs about love and friendship.
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center. Tickets available at http://turnercenterjazzorchestra.org/Turner_Center_Jazz_Orchestra.html. Student rush tickets available.

Mon., Feb. 15
Faculty Recital, Conlin Young, saxophone
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Fri., Feb. 19
Student and Faculty recital
2:00 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sat., Feb. 20

Drake Choir Benefit Concert in support of the May 2016 tour to Latvia, Estonia, and Finland.
Tickets are $25 for non-students and $5 for students.
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium. Tickets available online at www.drake.edu/choralperformances through Feb. 20 until 4:00 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 20

Patty's Place Presents: Jason Klobnak and friends
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center. Tickets available online at www.drake.edu/pattysplace or at the Drake Fine Arts Box Office (271-3841).  Free student rush tickets as available.

Sun. Feb. 21
Alumni Recital Series presents: David Crabbs, guitar
4:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Fri., Feb. 26
Senior Recital, Danielle Peters, soprano
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sat., Feb. 27
Senior Recital, Amanda Lauritsen, soprano
1:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sat., Feb. 27
Faculty Recital, Elizabeth Deutmeyer, soprano
4:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sat., Feb. 27
Senior Recital, Rudy Kammel, baritone
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sun., Feb. 28
Drake Chorale Concert, Linda Vanderpool, conductor 
3:00 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sun., Feb. 28
Sigma Alpha Iota Recital
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Tues., Mar. 1
Drake Wind Symphony Concert, Robert Meunier, conductor
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Wed., Mar. 2
Department of the Humanities presents: Mazz Swift, violin
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Fri., Mar. 4
Patty’s Place Presents: Koplant No
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center. Tickets are available online at www.drake.edu/pattysplace or at the Drake Fine Arts Box Office (271-3841). Free student rush tickets as available.

Sat., Mar. 5
Senior Recital, Allison Buol, musical theatre
4:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Sat., Mar. 5
Drake Symphony Orchestra Concert, Akira Mori, conductor
Beethoven Coriolan Overture; Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1, 1st movement; Smetana String Quartet No. 1, 1st movement (String Ensemble); Spillman Bass Trombone Concerto, 1st movement; and Beethoven Fidelio Overture
Program will include solos from last year's concerto competition winners, Ricardo Rios (cello) and Steve Ramsey (bass trombone).
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sat., Mar. 5
Junior Recital, Chris Bernard and Ruby Carlson, musical theatre
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Sun., Mar. 6
Senior Recital, Samantha Elmer, musical theatre
1:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Sun., Mar 6
Senior Recital, Katja Seasholtz, musical theatre
4:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Sun., Mar. 6
Freshman Cabaret
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center 

Mon., Mar. 7
Combo Night
7:00 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Tues., Mar. 8
Drake Choir/Chamber Choir Pre-Tour Concert, Aimee Beckmann-Collier, conductor
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Mon., Mar. 21
Guest Recital, Slipstream, saxophone ensemble
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Wed., Mar. 23
Faculty Recital, Diane Phoenix-Neal, viola
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Fri., Mar. 25
Senior Recital, Xavier Quinn, cello
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sat., Mar. 26
Civic Music Association presents: Bria Skonberg Quintet
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium.
For tickets or additional information, please visit civicmusic.org or call 515-280-4020

Mon., Mar. 28
Keys to Excellence Piano Series, Ani Gogova
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.

Thurs., Mar. 31
Turner Center Jazz Orchestra presents: All that Fusion! An evening of Latin, Rock, Reggae and other styles of “fusion jazz.”
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center. Free student rush tickets. Tickets available at http://turnercenterjazzorchestra.org/Turner_Center_Jazz_Orchestra.html

Fri., Apr. 1
Faculty Recital, Sarah Plum, featuring Annamae Goldstein, violin
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sat., Apr. 2
Junior Recital, Jessica Richter and Marissa Schuster, voice
4:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Sat., Apr. 2
Senior Recital, Alyssa Becker, mezzo-soprano
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sun., Apr. 3
Junior Recital, Elaina Steenson, viola
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Wed., Apr. 6 
Combo Night
7:00 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Thurs., Apr. 7
Guest Recital, Minzu University of China School of Music Faculty recital, featuring Piao Changtian, oboe, and Pang Zhenguo, violin
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Fri., Apr. 8
Drake Jazz Ensemble I, Andrew Classen, director
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Sat., Apr. 9
Senior Recital, Samantha Gatwood, musical theatre
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Sun., Apr. 10
Junior Recital, Morgan Semerad, cello
1:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sun., Apr. 10
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Recital
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sun., Apr. 10
Senior Recital, Jeff Mooney, French horn
4:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Mon., Apr. 11
Flute Studio Recital
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Tues., Apr. 12
Senior Recital, Shuyan Jin, clarinet
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Fri., Apr. 15-Sun., Apr. 17
Drake Opera Theater presents: Le Nozze di Figaro, by W. A. Mozart. Directed by Ann Cravero, conducted by Stefano Vignati. Full Production in Italian with English supertitles. 
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:00 p.m., Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center.
General admission $15; students, seniors, and those with a Drake I.D. $10.

Sat., Apr. 16
Senior Recital, Hannah Keisker, saxophone
1:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium 

Sat., Apr. 16
Senior Recital, Miranda Luze, musical theatre
4:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Sun., Apr. 17
Senior Recital, Matthew Beary, musical theatre
1:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Sun., Apr. 17
Senior Recital, Molly Mayne, musical theatre
4:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Sun., Apr. 17 
Junior Recital, Nicholas Gardner and Jacob Lemons, saxophone
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Mon., Apr. 18
Keys to Excellence Piano Series, Daniel Shapiro
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., Apr. 19
Faculty Recital, Patricia Silva, double bass
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Wed., Apr. 20
Guest Recital, Andrey Annenkov, piano
7:00 p.m., Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center

Wed., Apr. 20
Senior Recital, José Ricardo Ríos, cello
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Thurs., Apr.21
Drake Concert Band and Wind Ensemble Concert, Brooke Humfeld, conductor
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center

Sun., Apr. 24
Calvalcade of Choirs Concert, featuring the Drake Choir, Chamber Choir, Drake University/Community Chorus, Aimee Beckmann-Collier, conductor, and Drake Chorale, Linda Vanderpool, conductor
3:00 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Mon., Apr. 25
Saxophone Quartet Recital
8:00 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Tues., Apr. 26
Drake Wind Symphony Concert, Robert Meunier, conductor
The concert will feature standard and contemporary music for winds and percussion.
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center

***CANCELLED***
Wed., Apr. 27

Combo Night
7:00 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center
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Thurs., Apr. 28
Turner Center Jazz Orchestra presents: Burnin’ with Buddy. By request, an evening devoted to the brilliant drummer/bandleader Buddy Rich, featuring Mark Grimm on the drums.
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Orchestra. Free student rush tickets. Tickets available at http://turnercenterjazzorchestra.org/Turner_Center_Jazz_Orchestra.html

Thurs., Apr. 28
The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns, featuring pianists Nicholas Roth and Pablo Valladares, with Akira Mori conducting an ensemble of Drake student musicians
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Audiotrium

Sat., Apr. 30
Senior Recital, Bailie Swick, musical theatre
1:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Sun., May 1
Junior Recital, Angela Gust, soprano
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium 

Mon., May 2
Drake Jazz Ensemble II, James Romain, director
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Mon., May 2
Chamber Strings Ensemble Concert
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium 

Tues., May 3
Percussion Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center

Wed., May 4
Drake Orchestra Concert, Akira Mori, conductor
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Thurs., May 5
Junior Recital, Grant Simmons, percussion
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center

Sat., May 7
Senior Recital, Valeria Zamaraeva, musical theatre
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Sat., May 7 
Civic Music Association presents: Jeremy Denk, piano
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium. 
For tickets or additional information, please visit civicmusic.org or call 515-280-4020

Mon., May 9
Alumni Concert: Katie Stessman, Saxophone, and Bryan Hummel, percussion.
They will play an exciting program with music by Desantis, Orhlovich, Maslanka, and Fitkins and assisted by Liz Augsburger on the piano.
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center

Wed., May 18
The Drake Choir and Chamber Choir will present a pre-tour concert before departing for Latvia, Estonia, and Finland. We’d love to have you join us for this performance, as well as the ice cream social, hosted by President Martin, that will follow the concert. Both the performance and social are free and open to the public, so bring friends.
4:00 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

 

Theatre Productions

J-Term 2016

Thurs., Jan. 21- Sat., Jan. 23 
Side by Side, by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Andrew Ryker, music directed by Christine Blanner.
Performed in Studio 55, Harmon Fine Arts Center
Tickets are free and are required.
All performances at 7:30 p.m. 

Spring 2016

Thurs., Feb. 25 - Sun., Feb. 28
[Title of Show] music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen, book by Hunter Bell
Student directed by Violet Saylor
Performed in Studio 55, Harmon Fine Arts Center
Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $2 those with a Drake I.D.
Performances Feb. 25 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 28 at 2:00 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 26 - Sun., Feb. 28
Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire
Student directed by Eric Deutz
Performed in Studio 55, Harmon Fine Arts Center
Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $2 those with a Drake I.D.
Performances Feb. 26 and 28 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 27 at 2:00 p.m.

Thurs., Mar 31 - Sun., Apr. 3
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
Adapted and directed by Michael Rothmayer
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students, seniors, and those with a Drake I.D.
Performed in the Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center
Performances Mar. 31- Apr. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Apr. 3 at 2:00 p.m.

Thurs, Apr. 28 - Sun., May 1
The Wild Party by Andrew Lippa
Directed & choreographed by Karla Kash
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students, seniors, and those with a Drake I.D.
Performed in the Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center
Performances Apr. 28-30 at 7:30 p.m., May 1 at 2:00 p.m.

*The Wild Party is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

  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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May 26, 2016
Drake University’s College of Business and Public Administration held its Graduation and Awards Celebration at West End Architectural Salvage for graduate students on Thursday, May 5.
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