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Maya Beiser / Photo: ioulex

Maya Beiser

The Day

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Adult: $35 | $25
College Student: $31 | $10
Youth: $17 | $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.

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:30 pm

Hancher Commission

Cellist Maya Beiser’s art has always been about breaking and blurring boundaries, from her years with Bang on a Can All-Stars to her commissioned solo work. Beiser will perform two pieces by Pulitzer Prize winner and UI alumnus David Lang. the day and world to come are companion pieces enhanced by electronics, projections, and stories.

Supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsor:
Lee and Kazi Alward

Running time: Approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes


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Iowa City Press Citizen - Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Maya Beiser, who has recorded with musical luminaries like Phillip Glass and Brian Eno, has been the featured cello soloist for soundtracks of movies like "Blood Diamond" and "Snow White and the Huntsman" and has been called "the queen of contemporary cello" by the San Francisco Chronicle. Beiser will bring her mesmerizing cello skills to Hancher as she performs music written by Pulitzer Prize winner, and UI alumnus, David Lang. Her performance of "The Day" features a narrative story, electronics and projected images. Tickets to her 7:30 p.m. Thursday performance are $10 to $35.

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