Creagan Concert Series to feature pianist Kenneth Drake Jan. 20

Fri, 01/07/2011 - 12:00pm

MOBILE, Ala. – The Spring Hill College Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present a concert by Kenneth Drake, professor emeritus in the piano division of the Music School of the University of Illinois, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 in the Eichold Gallery on campus. The performance is part of the Creagan Concert Series for 2010-2011. Admission is $10 per person or $5 for students.

Drake was an early exponent of playing repertoire of the classic period on instruments of that period. Using period pianos or replicas, he has played for universities and private colleges, the Cambridge Early Music Society (three seasons), the Smithsonian Institution, and Princeton University among others. He taught previously at the University of Evansville (Indiana) and Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where he was chairman of the piano department.

The Creagan Concert Series is dedicated to the memory of the late Rev. Daniel Creagan, S.J., the first chair of the fine arts department at Spring Hill College. Creagan taught art courses and led the department from 1961 to 1983. In 2006 he returned to Spring Hill College, where he remained until his death in March 2009.

For more information contact the Spring Hill College Department of Fine and Performing Arts at (251) 380-3861.