Art Exhibitions

Fri., Sept. 2 - Fri., Sept. 30
Beyond Patterns: Activism and Identity in Quilts, featuring work by Thomas Knauer

Thurs., Sept. 8
Public Lecture with Thomas Knauer
The Meaning of Things: The Importance of Quilts in an Era of Excess
Book signing from 6:15 - 6:50 p.m., lecture from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Olmsted Center, Sussman Theater

Fri., Sept 9
Opening Reception: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Thomas Knauer at 6:00 p.m.
Anderson Gallery 

Thurs., Oct. 13 - Fri., Nov. 18
Art Exhibition: Buzz Spector, artist
*Anderson Gallery will be closed Sat., Oct. 15 - Tues., Oct. 18 for Fall Break.

Fri., Oct. 21
Opening reception:  5:00 -7:00 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 2 – Fri., Feb. 10
Art Exhibition, featuring the Drake Art and Design Faculty

Fri., Dec. 2
Opening reception:  5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

*The gallery will be closed from Dec. 17 to Jan. 10 for the winter break.

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

Zenith Chamber Music Festival

  • August 16, 7:30 p.m.: Salisbury House; 4025 Tonawanda Dr, Des Moines
  • August 17, 6:00 p.m.: Jasper Winery; 2400 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines
  • August 18, 9:00 a.m.: MasterclassDrake University, Sheslow Auditorium
  • August 18, 12:30 p.m.: Des Moines City Sounds Project at Capital Square
  • August 19, 7:30 p.m.: Art Center; 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines
  • August 20, 7:30 p.m.: Drake University, Sheslow Auditorium
  • All concerts are free and open to the public.  Visit www.drake.edu/zenith for additional information .

Sun., Aug. 28
Faculty Recital, Jennifer Wohlenhaus Bloomber, oboe.
4:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Fri., Sept. 9
Faculty Recital, Clarence Padilla, clarinet, and Cynthia Giunta, piano. Featuring Ashley Sidon, cello.
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sat., Sept. 10
Faculty Recital, Rika Uchida, piano. Featuring Svetlana Kotova, University of Chile, piano.
The program will feature the following pieces:
- Sonata for two Pianos by Francis Poulenc
- Suite No. 2 Op. 17 for two pianos by Sergei Rachmaninoff
- Caprice for two pianos by William Dougherty (the Ellis & Nelle Levitt Professor of Music Theory & Composition at Drake University)
- Dos Tonadas Chilenas para piano by Enrique Soro, Chilean composer
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

***CANCELED***
Thurs., Sept. 22
Guest Concert, Orchestra Iowa Chamber Ensemble presents: A Soldier's Tale by Igor Stravinsky.
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Fri., Sept. 23
Drake Jazz Ensembles I & II, Andrew Classen and James Romain, directors.
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center

Sun., Sept. 25
Faculty Recital, Zo Manfredi, violin, featuring Michelle Gasworth, viola
1:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Wed., Sept. 28
Guest Recital, Bruce Brubaker, piano; Gregory Oakes, clarinet; and other Iowa State University and Drake University Music Faculty as part of the Summer Music Festival. For more information, call 515-255-5444.
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium.  

Sat., Oct. 1
Civic Music Association presents: Sarah Chang, violin.  
For tickets and additional information please visit civicmusic.org.
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Thurs., Oct. 6 
Turner Center Jazz Orchestra presents: Jazz at the Movies
Student rush tickets available; general admission charged.  For tickets and more information visit turnercenterjazzorchestra.org.
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

***CANCELED***
Fri., Oct. 7

Faculty Recital, Alina Grimm, percussion, and Mark Grimm, percussion.
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center

Sat., Oct. 8
Music Alumni Recital Series presents: Molly Jo Scott, oboe
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sun., Oct. 9
Drake Chamber Choir performing Faure's Requiem, in collaboration with choirs from Valley High School, Waukee High School, Urbandale High School, and Dowling Catholic High School and a professional orchestra.  Aimee Beckmann-Collier, conductor.
3:00 p.m., St. Ambrose Cathedral, 6th and High St. in downtown Des Moines

Sun., Oct. 9
Drake Symphony Orchestra Concert, Akira Mori, conductor.
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Wed., Oct. 12
Faculty Recital, Leslie Marrs, flute. Featuring Nancy Scheeloch-Bingham, flute.
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Wed., Oct. 19
Combo Night
7:00 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Sat., Oct. 22
Senior Recital, Haley Jenkins, mezzo-soprano 
1:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sat., Oct. 22
Senior Recital, Jill Morgan, mezzo-soprano
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sun., Oct 23
Guitar Studio Recital
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Mon., Oct. 24
Keys To Excellence Series presents: Lori Sims, Western Michigan University
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., Oct. 25
Patty’s Place Jazz Series presents: Chad Eby Quartet
Limited student rush tickets available, $20 for general admission.  For tickets and additional information visit www.drake.edu/pattysplace.
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center Limited student rush tickets available, $20 for general admission.

Sat., Oct. 29
Drake Bulldog Horn Day Concert, featuring Bulldog Horn Ensemble, and Guinevere McIntyre, horn
4:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Thurs., Nov. 3
Turner Center Jazz Orchestra presents: Licorice Stick: Benny, Woody and Artie
Student rush tickets available; general admission charged. For tickets and more information visit turnercenterjazzorchestra.org.
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center.

Sat., Nov. 5
Senior Recital, Eve Thomas, mezzo-soprano
4:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sun., Nov. 6
Junior Recital, Samantha Peick, soprano 
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Thurs., Nov. 10
Faculty Recital, Lyric Winds, featuring Sue Odem, oboe, Kim Helton, flute, Kariann Voigts, clarinet, and Sonya Siebert, piano
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sat., Nov. 12
Junior Recital, Alyssa LaTranga, mezzo-soprano
1:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sat., Nov. 12
Senior Recital, Jordan Stammers, soprano
4:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sat., Nov. 12
Senior Recital, Coleen Seuren, oboe
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sun., Nov. 13
Masterclass, Jeffrey Brown, piano
2:00 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Mon., Nov. 14
Keys To Excellence Series presents: Jeffrey Brown, Western Illinois University
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., Nov. 17
Patty’s Place Jazz Series presents: Steve Kenny Quartet
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center. Limited student rush tickets available, $20 for general admission. For tickets and additional information visit www.drake.edu/pattysplace.

Fri., Nov. 18
Drake Jazz Ensemble I, Andrew Classen, director
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Sun., Nov. 20
Cavalcade 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., Nov. 28
Keys to Excellence Series presents: Nicholas Roth
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.

Wed., Nov. 30
Combo Night
7:00 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Thurs., Dec. 1
Drake Jazz Ensemble II, James Romain, director
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Fri., Dec. 2
Drake University Honor Band Festival Concert I, featuring the Drake Wind Symphony, Robert Meunier, conductor, Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, Robert Schwartz, conductor
7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center

Sat., Dec. 3
Junior Recital, Isabella Taylor, musical theatre
4:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Sat., Dec. 3
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. 3 - Sun. Dec. 4
Christmas Madrigal Dinners, featuring the Drake Chamber Choir, Aimee Beckmann- Collier, conductor.
Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 5 p.m., Olmsted Center. Tickets are $55 per person and all seats are reserved. Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, November 15 until Tuesday, November 29, and are available online at: www.drake.edu/madrigaldinners or at the Drake Fine Arts Box Office (271-3841) Monday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 4
Senior Recital, Haley Ashlin, musical theatre
7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Tues., Dec. 6
Drake Symphony Orchestra Concert, Akira Mori, conductor
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Fri., Dec. 9
Civic Music Association presents: Canadian Brass Holiday Concert
7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium. For tickets and additional information please visit civicmusic.org.

Theatre Productions

Thurs., Oct. 6 - Sun., Oct. 9
Doubt, A Parable
by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Michael Rothmayer, 7:30 p.m. (Oct. 6-8), 2:00 p.m. (Oct. 9), William S. E. Coleman Studio Theatre.  
$8, general admission; $6, students, seniors, and those with a Drake ID (ticket prices subject to change). 
Visit www.drake.edu/fineartsboxoffice for more information and tickets.

*Doubt, A Parable is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Fri., Oct. 28 – Sun., Oct. 30
Student Theatre Project, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 28-29; 2 p.m., Oct. 30; William S. E. Coleman Studio Theatre, Harmon Fine Arts Center. $7, adults; $5, students and seniors; $2, those with a Drake Card.
Visit www.drake.edu/fineartsboxoffice for more information and tickets.

Thurs., Nov. 17 – Sun., Nov. 20
Heathers: The Musical, Book, Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy
Directed and choreographed by Karla Kash
7:30 p.m., Nov. 17-19; 2 p.m., Nov. 20; Performing Arts Hall. $8, adults; $6, students, seniors, and those with a Drake Card.
Visit www.drake.edu/fineartsboxoffice for more information and tickets.

*Heathers: The Musical is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

  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
September 29, 2016
The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University has named teenager Hank Bohling of Greenfield, Iowa the recipient of the 2016 Aaron Eilert’s Community Service Award.
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