The University of Iowa
A Far Cry, The Blue Hour with Luciana Souza
© Yoon S. Byun

A Far Cry

The Blue Hour with Luciana Souza

Presented by
ADULT: $35 | $25
YOUTH: $17 | $10

This performance is a Group I event and eligible for a 20% discount when buying 5 or more Hancher season events in a single order. More about available discounts.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:30 pm

A Hancher Commission

A Far Cry is a musical collective that has developed an innovative process for group decision-making and shared leadership. That spirit of innovation extends to The Blue Hour, a new work the chamber orchestra commissioned and which was created collaboratively by five female composers—Caroline Shaw, Shara Nova, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Angélica Negrón, and Rachel Grimes. The libretto for the song-cycle is the poem “On Earth” by Carolyn Forché, from her book Blue Hour. Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Luciana Souza joins A Far Cry in performance of The Blue Hour.

Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
Richard Gloss and Hal Ide
Richard and Judith Hurtig
Richard F. Neiman, M.D. and Judith S. Neiman

Seating map

Running time: 75 minutes, no intermission


Some sites may require subscription
The Daily Iowan - Thursday, November 16, 2017
Hailing from Boston, chamber orchestra A Far Cry operates as an “artistic wheel.” While all of the string musicians, also known as “criers,” act as the spokes, each of them take turns working as the axis, with a chance of being the musical director. The unique set of musicians will roll its way to Hancher at 7:30 p.m. today, collaborating with Grammy-winning jazz singer Luciana Souza on the project “The Blue Hour.”

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) 335-1160.