The University of Iowa
The Cleveland Orchestra
Roger Mastroianni (Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra)

The Cleveland Orchestra

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Adult: $80 | $70 | $50
College Student: $72 | $10 | $10
Youth: $40 | $10 | $10

This performance is a Group I event - a 20% discount is applied when five or more Hancher events are purchased at the same time.  More about event discounts.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 7:30 pm

Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

The Cleveland Orchestra is undeniably extraordinary. Declared “the best in America” by the New York Times, the orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, has continued to build its nearly 100-year-old reputation both in the United States and abroad. Known for its superb concert programming, The Cleveland Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Opus 44 and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Opus 43.

Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
Dale and Linda Baker
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Jack and Nona Roe


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 0 shares Cleveland Orchestra's artistry rises still higher on second half of 2017 Midwest tour (review)
Cleveland - Monday, January 23, 2017
CHICAGO, Ill. - The landscape remained flat but the artistry of the Cleveland Orchestra on the second half of its 2017 Midwest Tour rose dramatically. Aided by fine acoustics and the insights that follow repeat performances, the Cleveland Orchestra Friday and Saturday handily conquered Iowa City and Chicago, leaving on listeners there impressions certain to last at least until the group's next visits. Almost any space would have been an improvement on Indiana University Auditorium, where the orchestra played last Thursday evening. Still, even on its own account, Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City was a pleasure.
The Daily Iowan - Thursday, January 19, 2017
The Cleveland Orchestra, though commonly referred to as one of the “Big Five” American classical ensembles, is widely considered second to none. While it keeps company with only the highest order in this select group — flagship orchestras from Chicago, New York, Boston, and Philadelphia — Cleveland’s outfit has long guarded a particular air of excellence. Now, the group — deemed “the best in America” by the New York Times — is bringing that excellence to Hancher for the first time since the facility opened. The orchestra, founded in 1918 by the pianist Adella Prentiss Hughes and now conducted by Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, will bring its signature sound to Hancher at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Iowa City's Preucil legacy runs deep through Cleveland Orchestra, coming to Hancher
The Gazette - Saturday, January 14, 2017
Hancher has presented the Cleveland Orchestra in 1979, 1980 and 1982, and staff members are excited to bring the ensemble back in the new auditorium. “What I’m looking forward to more than anything, is the experience of that major orchestra in our new Hancher hall — acoustically and just being able to see all of that happening on our stage,” Chuck Swanson, Hancher’s executive director, said. “The acoustics have tested so well with other performances we’ve had. The University orchestra had their major performance early in the season with the choirs, and the sound was exquisite — it was extraordinary. I’m very excited to be sitting in that audience and experiencing a world-class orchestra from the standpoint of the audience side, and then to hear from orchestra, too, as to what they think of the hall.”

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