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Roll Over Beethoven, a public lecture on musicology

On Jan. 31, Stephanie Heriger, education programs manager at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, will deliver a lecture titled “Roll Over Beethoven: Public Musicology at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.”
January 23, 2014

Drake Chamber Choir tours England

The Drake Chamber Choir, the most select of the University's four choruses, is currently touring England.
January 14, 2014

Drake University/Community Chorus begins spring rehearsals

Starting Jan. 28, the Drake University/Community Chorus will begin rehearsals for an April 13 concert. The chorus is open to Drake students, faculty, staff, and the public, and does not require an audition.
January 13, 2014

Drake Symphony Orchestra holds second concert of the season

On December 4, the Drake Symphony Orchestra will perform its second concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium.
December 3, 2013

Drake piano professor and students to kick off concert series

Nicholas Roth, associate professor of piano, and Drake piano students will present the inaugural concert in the Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series 2013-2014 on Dec. 2.
November 26, 2013

Drake Jazz Ensemble One to hold CD release concert

On Nov. 21, the Drake Jazz Program will host a concert in the Turner Jazz Center for the release of its new CD.
November 19, 2013

Drake Theatre Arts presents Sweeney Todd

On Nov. 14–17, Drake University’s Department of Theatre Arts will present Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in the Performing Arts Hall of the Harmon Fine Arts Center. The performances will start at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14, 15, and 16, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 17. Sweeney Todd, set in […]
November 11, 2013

Drake’s Department of Music presents Hodie, a Christmas cantata

On Nov. 23 and 24, Drake University's Department of Music will present Hodie, a Christmas cantata, by the great English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. The concerts will feature nearly 300 performers, including all four Drake choruses (Drake Choir, Chamber Choir, Chorale, Drake University/Community Chorus), a student/faculty orchestra, student soloists, and the Heartland Youth Choir, conducted […]
November 11, 2013

Gallery Talk featuring Brian Duffy: Civil War era cartoons from Harper's Weekly

An exhibition at Drake University’s Anderson Gallery offers a fresh perspective on the American Civil War through the display of selected editorial cartoons from Harper’s Weekly, a popular illustrated publication from that time. “Draw Your Weapons: Civil War Cartoons from Harper’s Weekly” is running through January 24, 2014. First launched in 1857, Harper’s Weekly reached […]
October 28, 2013

Drake hosts the Chiara String Quartet

The Chiara String Quartet will perform at Drake University on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. The concerts will take place in Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave., and feature music selections from Béla Bartók. The quartet’s four members, Rebecca Fischer, Hyeyung Julie Yoon, Jonah Sirota, and Gregory Beaver, have been performing together for […]
October 23, 2013

The Comparison Project to discuss the fine art and neuroscience of visual awareness

On Oct. 24, The Comparison Project is hosting Barbara Stafford, Distinguished University Visiting Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture, to speak on finding precise ways of bringing neurobiology, cognitive science, and the new philosophy of mind together. Following the lecture, Lenore Metrick-Chen, associate professor of art history at Drake University, will give […]
October 18, 2013

Drake Symphony Orchestra to perform first concert of the season, Oct. 6

On Oct. 6, the Drake Symphony Orchestra will present its first concert of the season in Sheslow Auditorium on Drake University’s campus. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The concert will feature Mozart's Symphony No. 38, "Prague," and selections from Tchaikovsky's “Swan Lake.” Drake students audition […]
October 3, 2013

Maura Lyons receives $9,500 in grants for exhibit at the Anderson Gallery

Lyons received two separate grants on behalf of the Anderson Gallery—one in the amount of $4,500 from the State Historical Society, Inc., and another in the amount of $5,000 from Humanities Iowa
October 1, 2013

Professor William P. Dougherty to deliver 29th Stalnaker Lecture

William P. Dougherty, Ellis and Nelle Levitt Professor of Music at Drake University, will deliver the 29th Luther W. Stalnaker lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium at Drake University, 2507 University Ave. His lecture, “Signs in Song,” will discuss the relationship between music and text. After an examination of intermediality […]
September 25, 2013

Drake Theatre Arts to present “If We Were Birds”

The Drake University Department of Theatre Arts will present “If We Were Birds” by Erin Shields beginning Thursday, Oct. 3 in the Studio Theatre of the Harmon Fine Arts Center. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3–5 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6. “When I first read the play it was an emotional […]
September 19, 2013