Art Exhibitions

Friday, February 7–Friday, February 21
THE GREAT MAKE
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Closing Gallery Talk: Friday, February 21

Sunday, March 9–Friday, April 4
43rd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 9 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony at 2:00 p.m.

Friday, April 11–Friday, April 25
inside // out
Featuring work by Lauren Oliver, Laura Hansen, Megan Lawrence, Nicole Dyar
Opening Reception: Friday, April 11 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 2–Friday, May 16
Primal
Featuring work by Sandi Tomer, Lizbeth Buck, Emily Harley, Emily Hohn, Jake Mullenbach
Closing Reception: Friday, May 16 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Anderson Gallery Information

Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 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

Friday, January 24
Civic Music Association, Imani Winds
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium, Admission charged.

Friday, January 31
Faculty Recital, Leanne Freeman-Miller, soprano, Christine Fortner-Blanner, soprano, and Michelle Havlik-Jergens, piano, with Timothy Robinson, baritone, Tracy Finkelshteyn, violin and Leah Barnett, cello.
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Saturday, February 1
Faculty Recital, Sarah Plum, violin, assisted by Gregory Oakes, assistant professor of Clarinet at Iowa State University 
1:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Saturday, February 1
Junior Musical Theatre Recital, Abby Diamond, Tyler Thompson, and Kenneth Lawson
4:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Thursday, February 6
Faculty Recital, Ashley Sandor Sidon, cello, and Cynthia Giunta, piano
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Friday, February 7
Honors Recital, featuring outstanding student soloists and chamber ensembles selected to perform for this annual event
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Saturday, February 8
Junior Recital, Carissa Cassil and Grant Haase
4:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Saturday, February 8
Senior Recital, Hilary Kirsch, voice
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sunday, February 9
Junior Recital, Chelsea Dubczak, voice
1:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sunday, February 9
Faculty Recital, Leslie Marrs, flute, with Jessica Anderson, piano, and Crista Pearson, piano
4:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sunday, February 9
Junior Recital, Andrew Nyberg and Kristofer Thornton
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Tuesday, February 11
Drake Jazz Honor Band Day, Andrew Classen, director,
7:00 p.m., Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center, Admission charged at the door

Thursday, February 13
Guest Masterclass, Dr. Asaf Zohar, professor of piano at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv,
6:00 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Saturday, February 15
Senior Recital, Molly Schunicht, voice
4:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Saturday, February 15
Senior Recital, Katie Galliart, voice
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Tuesday, February 18
Guest Recital, Robert Satterlee of Bowling Green State University, pianoThis concert is part of the Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series, created to raise awareness of Drake's fund raising 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 Professor Nicholas Roth at 515-321-5947 or nicholas.roth@drake.edu.
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Saturday, February 22
Choir Benefit Concert, Aimee Beckmann-Collier, conductor
Tickets are $25 for non-students and $5 for students and may be obtained at the door or by contacting Tricia Atterberg
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sunday, February 23
Faculty Recital, David Crabbs, guitar
1:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Wednesday, February 26
Drake Combo Night
7:00 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Thursday, February 27
"In Praise of Women" - A special evening featuring compositions by Joan Szymko, Laura Farnell, Torina Gedler, texts written by Emily Dickinson, Jane Griner and Eleanor Roosevelt, performed by the Drake Chorale, conducted by Linda Vanderpool. Also featured will be voice faculty instructors Leanne Freeman-Miller and Christine Blanner and inspirational speaker Patricia Trump.
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Friday, February 28
Senior Recital, Tanner Smith, voice
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Saturday, March 1
Junior Recital, Kelsey Tyler, horn
1:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Saturday, March 1
Senior Recital, Sarah Thune, piano
4:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Saturday, March 1
Guest Recital, Royce Wolf, piano
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sunday, March 2
Horn Studio Chamber Music Recital
1:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sunday, March 2
Guest Recital, John Muriello, voice
4:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Monday, March 3
Guest Recital, Sergio Gallo of Georgia State University, piano
This concert is part of the Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series, created to raise awareness of Drake's fund raising 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 Professor Nicholas Roth at 515-321-5947 or nicholas.roth@drake.edu.
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Tuesday, March 4
Senior Musical Theatre Recital, Hayden Kraus
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Wednesday, March 5
Drake Combo Night
7:00 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Friday, March 7
Drake Orchestra Concert, Akira Mori, conductor
This concert features Drake Concerto Competition winners Reuben Kebede, violin, and Katie Hahn, soprano. The program will include Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No. 5 and opera arias from Verdi's La Traviata and Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet.
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sunday, March 9
Wind Symphony Concert, Robert Meunier, conductor
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Monday, March 10
Guest Recital, Nathan Carterette, piano
This concert is part of the Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series, created to raise awareness of Drake's fund raising 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 Professor Nicholas Roth at 515-321-5947 or nicholas.roth@drake.edu.
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Tuesday, March 11
Drake Choir/Chamber Choir Pre-Tour Concert, Aimee Beckmann-Collier, conductor
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

***THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR 4/1/14***
Wednesday, March 12

Drake Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, Grady McGrannahan, conductor
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium
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Monday, March 24
Guest Recital, Marina Horak, piano 
This concert is part of the Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series, created to raise awareness of Drake's fund raising 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 Professor Nicholas Roth at 515-321-5947 or nicholas.roth@drake.edu.
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Thursday, March 27
Faculty Recital, Alina Grimm, percussion
Back on the Marimba: a Lecture Recital on the issues of transcribing Bach's Music for Marimba
7:00 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Thursday, March 27
Swing Dance Fundraiser with swing charts and guest student vocals.  This concert is a fundraiser to help support the costs of travel for Jazz I students who were invited to attend the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland this July.
8:00 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Friday, March 28
Senior Recital, Brian Kalina, piano
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Saturday, March 29
Senior Recital, Caitlin Teters, voice
4:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Saturday, March 29
Senior Recital, Eric Ferring, voice
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sunday, March 30
Junior Strings Recital, Michael Terrell and Maggie Williams
4:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sunday, March 30
Senior Recital, Paul Strike, trombone
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Monday, March 31
Anthony Molinaro, piano
This concert is part of the Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series, created to raise awareness of Drake's fund raising 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 Professor Nicholas Roth at 515-321-5947 or nicholas.roth@drake.edu.
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Tuesday, April 1
Drake Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, Grady McGrannahan, conductor
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Thursday, April 3
Senior Recital, Scott Workman, voice
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Saturday, April 5
Senior Musical Theatre Recital, Katie Hahn
1:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Saturday, April 5
Drake Saxophone Quartet Recital
4:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Saturday, April 5
Senior Recital, Lindsey Clegg, voice
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sunday, April 6
Senior Recital, Kristin Madison Yoshimura
4:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sunday, April 6
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Recital
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Monday, April 7
Junior Recital, Reuben Kebede, violin
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Wednesday, April 9
Drake Combo Night
7:00 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Thursday, April 10
Vocal Performance of Chinese and Ethnic Music by visiting professor Han Changmei of Minzu University
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Thursday, April 10
Percussion Ensemble Concert
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center

Friday, April 11
Sigma Alpha Iota
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center

Saturday, April 12
Junior Recital, Mallory Rasky, percussion
1:30 p.m., Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center

Saturday, April 12
Senior Musical Theatre Recital, Alexandra Reidy
4:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Saturday, April 12
Senior Musical Theatre Recital, Haley Sisler
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Sunday, April 13
Cavalcade of Choirs featuring all 4 Drake Choirs, Aimee Beckmann-Collier and Linda Vanderpool, conductors
3:00 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sunday, April 13
Senior Musical Theatre Recital, Kyle Dvorak
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Monday, April 14
Senior Musical Theatre Recital, Marissa Broich
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Thursday, April 17
Senior Recital, Bryan Hummel, percussion
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center

Friday, April 18
Turner/Jazz I Concert, Andy Classen, director
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Monday, April 21
Flute Studio
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Tuesday, April 22
Senior Recital, Brad Sparks, trombone
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sunday, April 27
Senior Recital, Andrew Sowatzke, trumpet
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Tuesday, April 29
Saxophone Quartets
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Wednesday, April 30
Faculty Recital, Alina Grimm, percussion, Michael Torke's Mojave, a Lecture Recital
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Thursday, May 1
Jazz Ensemble II Concert, James Romain, director
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Friday, May 2 - Saturday, May 3
Drake Opera will perform The Mikado, music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert.  Ann Cravero, director; Akira Mori, conductor of the Drake Symphony Orchestra.
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center, Admission Charged. Please contact the Drake Box Office at 515-271-3841 for ticket information.

Saturday, May 3
Senior Musical Theatre Recital, Cameron Reeves
4:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sunday, May 4
Senior Recital, Katelyn Stessman, saxophone, and Michael Wilson, saxophone
1:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sunday, May 4
Senior Recital, Aaron Ehrlich, clarinet
4:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Monday, May 5
Guest Masterclass, Charles Vernon
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Tuesday, May 6
Wind Symphony Concert, Robert Meunier, conductor
The concert will feature Charlie Vernon, bass trombonist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as guest soloist, John Mackey's Frozen Cathedral, and other works for wind band.
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center

Wednesday, May 7
Senior Musical Theatre Recital, Molly Nelson
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Thursday, May 8
Concert Band/Wind Ensemble Concert, Grady McGrannahan, conductor
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center

Theatre Productions

Thursday, February 27-Sunday, March 2
Extremities by William Mastrosimone, student directed by Cameron Reeves, and All New People by Zach Braff, student-directed by Matt Schultz
Performances will alternate with All New People at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday, and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday; Extremities will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Sunday and at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Studio 55, Harmon Fine Arts Center
$5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors, $1 with Drake I.D.

Thursday, April 3-Sunday, April 6
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, directed by Jason Bohon
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center
$6 for Adults, $4 for students, seniors, and those with Drake I.D.

Thursday, May 1 – Sunday, May 4
Italian American Reconciliation by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Michael Rothmayer
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Studio 55, Harmon Fine Arts Center
$5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors; $1 with Drake I.D.

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


University News
April 15, 2014
Drake University’s Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship (PFGCGC) will host a discussion on the Keystone XL Pipeline initiative in collaboration with the Iowa Energy Forum. General James Jones, a former national security advisor, will discuss the benefits of the pipeline initiative.
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