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Events listed at Hancher Auditorium:

Fri, Aug 26, 5:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium more dates

We’re kicking off our 50th anniversary season with a splash! Actually, with a lot of splashes! Round up your family and friends to take in amazing feats of high dive…

Fri, Aug 26, 7:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium

If your music and your vibe gleam with originality, you earn the right to call that music whatever you want.

Sat, Aug 27, 2:00 PM @ Hancher Auditorium more dates

We’re kicking off our 50th anniversary season with a splash! Actually, with a lot of splashes! Round up your family and friends to take in amazing feats of high dive…

Wed, Sep 14, 7:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium

Free tickets (limit two) will be available from the Hancher Box Office beginning Wednesday, August 10.

Sat, Sep 24, 7:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium

Leslie Odom, Jr. —as Hancher audiences know from experience—is a multifaceted, award-winning vocalist, songwriter, author, and actor.

Thu, Sep 29, 7:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium

A Hancher commission and world premiere. HOPE: It’s Been a Long Time Coming commemorates and celebrates South Africa’s Freedom Movement and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.

Fri, Oct 14, 7:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium

Two of today’s most exciting musicians come together to explore the rich culture of music, both traditional and classical, by Black American composers.

Sat, Oct 22, 7:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium

With Orchestra Iowa and 120 voice campus/community choir

All Rise, a monumental work by Wynton Marsalis, is the cornerstone of Hancher’s 50th anniversary season.

Tue, Oct 25, 7:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium

A collaboration with the University of Iowa String Quartet Residency Program

“Dido of ancient times, whether real or fictional, had no choice,” writes librettist Stephanie Fleischmann.

Mon, Nov 14, 7:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium more dates

Holding on to hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package.

Sat, Nov 19, 7:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium

The bestselling Christmas artist of all time comes to Hancher Auditorium for the first time! Enjoy Mannheim Steamroller’s beloved renditions of your holiday favorites in a concert that is sure…

Thu, Dec 1, 7:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium

Cantus has a simple but powerful vision: to give voice to shared human experiences. And what beautiful voices they bring to the task.

Fri, Dec 9, 7:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium

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.

Sat, Jan 21, 7:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium

STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, and utterly unique while appealing to audiences of all ages.

Sun, Jan 29, 7:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium

Consistently counted among the world’s greatest orchestras, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra thrills audiences at home and in great concert halls around the world.

Sat, Feb 4, 7:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium

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…

Sat, Feb 11, 7:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium

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…

Sat, Feb 18, 2:00 PM @ Hancher Auditorium

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…

Thu, Mar 2, 7:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium

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.

Wed, Mar 8, 6:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium more dates

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…

Thu, Mar 23, 6:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium more dates

Pianist Isaiah J. Thompson garnered the 2018 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award and earned second place in the Thelonious Monk Competition that same year.

Sat, Mar 25, 6:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium more dates

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…

Tue, Mar 28, 7:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium

One of the world’s most beloved musicians and his longtime collaborator come to Hancher for an unmissable concert.

Fri, Apr 14, 7:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium

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…

Fri, Apr 21, 7:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium

Undeniably one of the finest string quartets of the last four decades, the Emerson String Quartet has announced it will disband in 2023.

Sat, May 6, 7:30 PM @ Hancher Auditorium

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…

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