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Dec 7, 2022

Dec 7, 2022

11:00 AM

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The Hancher Guild offers public tours of Hancher Auditorium occasionally on Wednesdays, starting at 11 a.m. and at 12:30 p.m. The 2022 tour schedule is listed at https://hancher.uiowa.edu/PublicTours. Meet in the lobby prior to a tour's starting time, and your tour guide will greet and guide you or your small group through Hancher's facilities. A tour takes approximately one hour and usually includes Smith Lobby, Strauss Rehearsal Hall, backstage, Hadley Stage and Hancher Auditorium, and St...

Dec 7, 2022

12:30 PM

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The Hancher Guild offers public tours of Hancher Auditorium occasionally on Wednesdays, starting at 11 a.m. and at 12:30 p.m. The 2022 tour schedule is listed at https://hancher.uiowa.edu/PublicTours. Meet in the lobby prior to a tour's starting time, and your tour guide will greet and guide you or your small group through Hancher's facilities. A tour takes approximately one hour and usually includes Smith Lobby, Strauss Rehearsal Hall, backstage, Hadley Stage and Hancher Auditorium, and St...

Dec 9, 2022

Dec 9, 2022

7:30 PM

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She is known as the “Godmother of Soul” and her hitmaking career has spanned seven decades—and she’s coming to Hancher to help us ring in the holidays. Patti LaBelle’s powerhouse vocals are a national treasure—and you and your family will treasure this holiday gift. EVENT PARTNERS Douglas and Linda Paul Mary Susan Taylor ARTIST WEBSITE TICKETS ADULTS: $80 / $70 / $60 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $64 / $56 / $48 YOUTH: $64 / $56 / $48

Dec 14, 2022

Dec 14, 2022

11:00 AM

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The Hancher Guild offers public tours of Hancher Auditorium occasionally on Wednesdays, starting at 11 a.m. and at 12:30 p.m. The 2022 tour schedule is listed at https://hancher.uiowa.edu/PublicTours. Meet in the lobby prior to a tour's starting time, and your tour guide will greet and guide you or your small group through Hancher's facilities. A tour takes approximately one hour and usually includes Smith Lobby, Strauss Rehearsal Hall, backstage, Hadley Stage and Hancher Auditorium, and St...

Dec 14, 2022

12:30 PM

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The Hancher Guild offers public tours of Hancher Auditorium occasionally on Wednesdays, starting at 11 a.m. and at 12:30 p.m. The 2022 tour schedule is listed at https://hancher.uiowa.edu/PublicTours. Meet in the lobby prior to a tour's starting time, and your tour guide will greet and guide you or your small group through Hancher's facilities. A tour takes approximately one hour and usually includes Smith Lobby, Strauss Rehearsal Hall, backstage, Hadley Stage and Hancher Auditorium, and St...

Dec 21, 2022

Dec 21, 2022

11:00 AM

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The Hancher Guild offers public tours of Hancher Auditorium occasionally on Wednesdays, starting at 11 a.m. and at 12:30 p.m. The 2022 tour schedule is listed at https://hancher.uiowa.edu/PublicTours. Meet in the lobby prior to a tour's starting time, and your tour guide will greet and guide you or your small group through Hancher's facilities. A tour takes approximately one hour and usually includes Smith Lobby, Strauss Rehearsal Hall, backstage, Hadley Stage and Hancher Auditorium, and St...

Dec 21, 2022

12:30 PM

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The Hancher Guild offers public tours of Hancher Auditorium occasionally on Wednesdays, starting at 11 a.m. and at 12:30 p.m. The 2022 tour schedule is listed at https://hancher.uiowa.edu/PublicTours. Meet in the lobby prior to a tour's starting time, and your tour guide will greet and guide you or your small group through Hancher's facilities. A tour takes approximately one hour and usually includes Smith Lobby, Strauss Rehearsal Hall, backstage, Hadley Stage and Hancher Auditorium, and St...

Jan 21, 2023

Jan 21, 2023

2:00 PM

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STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, and utterly unique while appealing to audiences of all ages. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises—including two new full-scale routines utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. See what all the noise is about. EVENT PARTNERS Lee and Kazi Alward GreenState Credit Union Bruce and Melanie Haupert Alan and Amy Reed Marvin and Helen Schumacher ARTIST WEBSITE TICKETS ADULTS: $80 / $70 / $55 CO...

Jan 21, 2023

7:30 PM

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STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, and utterly unique while appealing to audiences of all ages. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises—including two new full-scale routines utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. See what all the noise is about. EVENT PARTNERS Lee and Kazi Alward GreenState Credit Union Bruce and Melanie Haupert Alan and Amy Reed Marvin and Helen Schumacher ARTIST WEBSITE TICKETS ADULTS: $80 / $70 / $55 CO...

Jan 24, 2023

Jan 24, 2023

7:30 PM

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Enjoy an easygoing, semi-acoustic evening with Lake Street Dive. Come sing along as the band performs a revue of their 18-year catalog of songs. Join the band—including bassist and Iowa City native Bridget Kearney—in a relaxed, basement couch setting for deep cuts, fan favorites, and maybe some works in progress.Monica Martin, who describes herself as a “y'allternative folk singer/songwriter,” will open the show.VIP DETAILS  One premium reserved ticket in the first 12 rows  VIP early entry...

Jan 29, 2023

Jan 29, 2023

7:30 PM

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Consistently counted among the world’s greatest orchestras, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra thrills audiences at home and in great concert halls around the world. The CSO returns to Hancher for a concert of beloved music by Beethoven, Liadov, and Mussorgsky.PROGRAM (subject to change) Ludwig van Beethoven: Coriolan Overture Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 Anatoly Liadov: The Enchanted Lake Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures from an Exhibition EVENT PARTNERS Leonard and Marlene Hadley Michael W. O’H...

Feb 4, 2023

Feb 4, 2023

7:30 PM

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Pilobolus—that feisty arts organism—is, like Hancher, celebrating 50 years! This remarkable company (and longtime Hancher favorite) secured an iconic place in American culture in the early 1970s and is still wowing audiences with its wit, sensuality, and stunning physicality. Turning its traditions sideway and bringing its past into the future, Pilobolus will perform a mix of signature works from the vintage and visionary to the fresh and electrifying. EVENT PARTNERS Peter and Vera Gross ...

Feb 11, 2023

Feb 11, 2023

7:30 PM

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A Hancher commission A rhapsodic modern-day song cycle spun from the skin of history for string quartet, chorus, and narrator, At War With Ourselves – 400 Years of You features a text by National Book Award-winning poet Nikky Finney inspired by her 2013 poem “The Battle of and for the Black Face Boy.” The music was composed by Michael Abels, composer for the Jordan Peele films Us and Get Out. This powerful new work explores race relations, social justice, and civil rights in 21st century Am...

Feb 18, 2023

Feb 18, 2023

2:00 PM

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Grammy Award-winner (and longtime Hancher friend) Dan Zanes and Haitian-American jazz vocalist Claudia Zanes perform a mix of old and new songs from near and far in a style that has been called “all-ages social music.” It’s also been described as an all-ages party! This highly interactive concert will have you dancing and singing along as the duo performs homespun, artful, joyful music for everyone to enjoy. EVENT PARTNERS The Gazette ARTIST WEBSITE TICKETS ADULTS: $25 / $20 / $15 COLL...

Mar 2, 2023

Mar 2, 2023

7:30 PM

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One of the finest chamber orchestras in the world, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, is renowned for fresh, brilliant interpretations of musical masterworks. In the Academy’s first return to Hancher since the completion of the current facility, the orchestra will be joined by Johannes Moser—hailed by Gramophone as “one of the finest…of young virtuoso cellists.” PROGRAM (subject to change) Franz Schubert: Overture in C Minor Robert Schumann: Concerto for Violoncello in A Minor, op. 1...

Mar 8, 2023

Mar 8, 2023

6:30 PM

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Alexa Tarantino was named one of the “Top 5 Alto Saxophonists of 2019” by the JazzTimes Critics’ Poll and nominated as a “Rising Star–Alto Saxophone” by the DownBeat 2020 and 2021 Critics’ Poll. “[Alexa is] a one-woman wrecking crew,…an indomitable force for expression, education, and for absolute excellence.” —Wynton Marsalis EVENT PARTNERS Jerry and Judy Musser ARTIST WEBSITE TICKETS ADULTS: $25 (6:30 p.m.) / $15 (9 p.m.) COLLEGE STUDENTS: $10 (6:30 p.m.) / $10 (9 p.m.) YOUTH: $10 ...

Mar 8, 2023

9:00 PM

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Alexa Tarantino was named one of the “Top 5 Alto Saxophonists of 2019” by the JazzTimes Critics’ Poll and nominated as a “Rising Star–Alto Saxophone” by the DownBeat 2020 and 2021 Critics’ Poll. “[Alexa is] a one-woman wrecking crew,…an indomitable force for expression, education, and for absolute excellence.” —Wynton Marsalis EVENT PARTNERS Jerry and Judy Musser ARTIST WEBSITE TICKETS ADULTS: $25 (6:30 p.m.) / $15 (9 p.m.) COLLEGE STUDENTS: $10 (6:30 p.m.) / $10 (9 p.m.) YOUTH: $10 ...

Mar 23, 2023

Mar 23, 2023

6:30 PM

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Pianist Isaiah J. Thompson garnered the 2018 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award and earned second place in the Thelonious Monk Competition that same year. “Thompson, still in his early 20s, displays a serious understanding of past masters, with a hard-swinging rhythmic approach and a harmonic palette informed by jazz, gospel, and blues.” —DownBeat EVENT PARTNERS Richard and Vicki Siefers ARTIST WEBSITE TICKETS ADULTS: $25 (6:30 p.m.) / $15 (9 p.m.) COLLEGE STUDENTS: $10 (6:30 p.m.) ...

Mar 23, 2023

9:00 PM

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Pianist Isaiah J. Thompson garnered the 2018 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award and earned second place in the Thelonious Monk Competition that same year. “Thompson, still in his early 20s, displays a serious understanding of past masters, with a hard-swinging rhythmic approach and a harmonic palette informed by jazz, gospel, and blues.” —DownBeat EVENT PARTNERS Richard and Vicki Siefers ARTIST WEBSITE TICKETS ADULTS: $25 (6:30 p.m.) / $15 (9 p.m.) COLLEGE STUDENTS: $10 (6:30 p.m.) ...

Mar 25, 2023

Mar 25, 2023

6:30 PM

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South African jazz vocalist (now based in Harlem) Vuyo Sotashe was the first male singer ever to place in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocal competition—and that’s just one of the many honors he has collected in the early days of a promising career. “[Sotashe] is definitely one to be on the lookout for…He has a crystal clear voice…[and] a wonderful way with melody.” —Jazziz EVENT PARTNERS Vernon Hein Fund TICKETS ADULTS: $25 (6:30 p.m.) / $15 (9 p.m.) CO...

Mar 25, 2023

9:00 PM

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South African jazz vocalist (now based in Harlem) Vuyo Sotashe was the first male singer ever to place in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocal competition—and that’s just one of the many honors he has collected in the early days of a promising career. “[Sotashe] is definitely one to be on the lookout for…He has a crystal clear voice…[and] a wonderful way with melody.” —Jazziz EVENT PARTNERS Vernon Hein Fund TICKETS ADULTS: $25 (6:30 p.m.) / $15 (9 p.m.) CO...

Mar 28, 2023

Mar 28, 2023

7:30 PM

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One of the world’s most beloved musicians and his longtime collaborator come to Hancher for an unmissable concert. Yo-Yo Ma and world-renowned pianist Kathryn Stott have been collaborating since 1985, and their musical connection is simply unmatched. Program (pieces grouped together will be performed without pause) Felix Mendelssohn: Song Without Words, op. 109 arr. Stephen Hough: Scarborough Fair Carolyn Shaw: Shenandoah Jean Sibelius: Was it a Dream?, op. 37, no. 4 Ernest Bloch: From...

Apr 14, 2023

Apr 14, 2023

7:30 PM

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Iowa City native Conor Hanick has been called the “soloist of choice for … thorny works” by The New York Times and is a champion of many composers of his own generation—as well as a brilliant performer of works by the full range of great composers. Hancher welcomes Hanick home for a performance that will feature solo, duo, and trio works. PROGRAM (subject to change) Alban Berg: Piano Sonata, op. 1 (Conor) Eric Wubbels: if and only if (Keir, Jay, Conor) —Intermission— Linda Catlin Smith:...

Apr 21, 2023

Apr 21, 2023

7:30 PM

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Undeniably one of the finest string quartets of the last four decades, the Emerson String Quartet has announced it will disband in 2023. Hancher is proud to once again present these incomparable musicians as part of their final tour. Don’t miss your last chance to experience this essential ensemble live. EVENT PARTNERS Bill and Fran Albrecht Richard and Judith Hurtig ARTIST WEBSITE TICKETS ADULTS: $60 / $55 / $40 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $48 / $10 / $10 YOUTH: $48 / $10 / $10

Apr 28, 2023

Apr 28, 2023

7:30 PM

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With special guest: Tom Hambridge At age 86, Buddy Guy is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received eight Grammy Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, 38 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished ...

May 6, 2023

May 6, 2023

7:30 PM

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Over the last several years, American Ballet Theatre has delivered astonishing performances for Hancher audiences—including the whimsical Whipped Cream and an incredible outdoor show on the Fourth of July in 2021. Now the Company returns to close Hancher’s 50th anniversary season with a mixed repertory program—including ZigZag, choreographed by Jessica Lang to music by Tony Bennett—that is sure to thrill and delight everyone who experiences it.PROGRAMSongs of Bukovina (Alexei Ratmansky; Leon...