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Pomp, Brass, and Lunacy!
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Pomp, Brass, and Lunacy!

Tomáš Kubínek with Orchestra Iowa, University Choirs, and Very Special Guest Wycliffe Gordon

Presented by
Hancher
Tickets
Adult: $45 | $35 | $25
College Student: $40 | $10 | $10
Youth: $22 | $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.

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 7:30 pm

Hancher Commission

Neo-vaudevillian and Hancher favorite Tomáš Kubínek returns to wrestle with Maestro Timothy Hankewich and Orchestra Iowa in this Hancher-commissioned collision of classical music and comedy. For this go ’round, Kubínek and the orchestra will be joined by University Choirs under the direction of Dr. Timothy Stalter. Jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon—himself no stranger to Hancher audiences—will also join in the tussle. Can Gordon and the maestro keep Kubínek under control? We sincerely doubt it.

Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
Robert F. and Judith C. Boyd
James and Loretta Clark
Jordan L. and Jana E. Cohen
Jeffrey R. and Tammy S. Tronvold

News

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CLASSICAL, WITH A MEASURE OF LUNACY
Daily Iowan - Thursday, November 3, 2016
Way back when, people filled theaters and packed halls to hear the music we now call classical. Over the course of centuries, though, with music-making becoming a more common ability, new genres and musical forms have pulled listeners away from the classic sound. The Czechoslovakia-born, Canada-raised clown and solo performer Tomáš Kubínek is attempting to get the same results by adding a little vaudeville to the classical-music scene. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Hancher, Kubínek will perform in Pomp, Brass, and Lunacy.
OMP, BRASS AND LUNACY': ORCHESTRA IOWA, UNIVERSITY CHOIRS, GORDON & KUBINEK COMBINE TALENTS TO CELEBRATE HANCHER SPIRIT
Hoopla - Wednesday, November 2, 2016
The last time jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon performed at Hancher, his audience was sporting hard hats and bright vests. That was May 21, 2014, and he and zany physical comedian Tomas Kubinek were performing for construction workers dining outdoors, in the shadow of Hancher’s massive, emerging shell. Gordon hasn’t seen the building since that day.“I’ve seen renderings. I know it’s going to be a beautiful building,” Gordon, 49, said by phone from his home in Augusta, Ga. “I’m sure it’s a wonderful space.” He’ll not only get to see it, but he and Kubinek are returning for “Pomp, Brass and Lunacy!” on Saturday night, a massive indoor concert collaboration with Orchestra Iowa and University Choirs.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Hancher in advance at (319) 335-1158.