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Our Town: Reclaiming the Narrative

Our Town: Reclaiming the Narrative

Our Town: Reclaiming the Narrative—an exhibition curated by Lenore Metrick-Chen, professor of art and cultural history and students in her Black Americans and Photography course—is set to travel around Iowa this summer, fall, and winter. The exhibition is on display Sunday, Jun. 16, 2019 at Burlington, Iowa’s 21st Annual Juneteenth Celebration. The exhibition is on...

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Keys to Excellence series announces 2019-2020 concert season

The Keys to Excellence Piano Series will return to Drake University in Fall 2019 for its 2019–2020 concert season. The series will host world-renowned pianists, including Drake University’s very own Nicholas Roth, professor of piano. The artists will perform concerts and give masterclasses, which are free and open to the public. Concert Schedule ROBERT WEIRICH –...

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Drake Theatre presents Sunday on the Rocks, a play about the challenges in the lives of four women, May 2–4

Drake Theatre presents Sunday on the Rocks, a play about the challenges in the lives of four women, May 2–4

Drake University Theatre’s upcoming production of Sunday On the Rocks brings to the stage a work of theatre based in the empowerment of women. The play will be performed in the William S.E. Coleman Theatre in the Harmon Fine Arts Center from May 2­–4 at 7:30 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m. Admission is...

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Drake Chorale celebrates women in music with “In Praise of Women” concert

Drake Chorale celebrates women in music with “In Praise of Women” concert

On Sunday, March 3, the Drake Chorale, a select women’s ensemble, will perform a concert to celebrate female composers and musicians. The concert, “In Praise of Women,” will begin at 3 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave. Torina Gedler, AS ‘16, will address the audience at the beginning of the concert with an inspirational...

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Drake Opera Theater presents “Falstaff” from Feb. 22-24

The Drake Opera Theater will present Giuseppe Verdi’s famous comedic opera, Falstaff, on Feb. 22-23 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. in the Harmon Fine Arts Center. Conducted by newly appointed director Stefano Vignati, the Drake Opera Theater staff are thrilled to bring opera to the University and Des Moines community. “It is...

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Drake Theatre presents two full-length mainstage productions, Feb. 21-25

Drake University Theatre’s upcoming repertory showcase features two shows that vary greatly in both style and message. The showcase begins Thursday, Feb. 21, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 24, in the William S.E. Coleman Studio Theatre in the Harmon Fine Arts Center, 2505 Carpenter Ave, with shows playing on alternating days. This Is Our Youth...

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Dr. Eric Barnum announced as new Drake choral director

Drake is thrilled to announce that Dr. Eric Barnum will become Drake’s director of choral studies beginning in fall 2019. Dr. Barnum currently serves as director of choral music at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He earned his bachelor of arts degrees in composition and vocal performance at Bemidji State University (MN-2002), a master’s degree in choral...