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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...