The University of Iowa
Emanuel Ax
Lisa Marie Mazzucco

Emanuel Ax

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College Student: $54 | $10 | $10
Youth: $30 | $10 | $10

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 7:30 pm

Hancher Commission

When it came time to choose a piano for the new Hancher facility, we invited Emanuel Ax—one of the world’s finest musicians—to help us make the selection. Ax will perform on the chosen Steinway grand piano in a recital that will include the U.S. premiere of a piece by Samuel Carl Adams co-commissioned by Hancher via Music Accord.

Update: due to unforeseen circumstances, the Samuel Carl Adams piece will not be part of the program. We are sorry for the change. The new program follows.

Franz Schubert, Four Impromptus, D. 935 (Op. 142)

No. 1 in F Minor
No. 2 in A-flat Major
No. 3 in B-flat Major
No. 4 in F Minor

Frédéric Chopin, Impromptus                                                                                                   

No. 1 in A-flat Major, Op. 29
No. 2 in F-sharp Major, Op. 36
No. 3 in G-flat Major, Op. 51
No. 4 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 66


Franz Schubert, Klavierstücke No. 2 in E-flat Major, D. 946

Frédéric Chopin, Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58

Allegro maestoso
Scherzo: Molto vivace
Finale: Presto non tanto

Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
John and Ellen Buchanan
Richard Gloss and Hal Ide
Meardon, Sueppel & Downer P.L.C.
Stephen and Victoria West


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The Daily Iowan - Tuesday, December 6, 2016
The celebrated pianist Emanuel Ax first performed at Hancher in 1974, and now, a little over four decades — and a brand new building — later, the pianist is returning to the lauded venue’s stage. At 7:30 p.m. today, Ax will perform selections from Schubert and Chopin at Hancher. Including his shows in 1974 and 2016, Ax has performed nine times at Hancher. He’s taken the stage solo and with a variety of other collaborators, including world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Cleveland Quartet, and the Brandenburg Ensemble. This year’s performance, however, will mark the first time for Ax to return to Hancher since 1999.

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