University of Iowa
ETHEL + Robert Mirabal
Tim Black

ETHEL + Robert Mirabal

The River

Presented by
ADULT: $35 | $30 | $25
COLLEGE STUDENT: $31 | $10 | $10
YOUTH: $17 | $10 | $10
Saturday, April 18, 2020, 7:30 pm

Part of Flow Together, the 2019 University of Iowa Theme Semester

The members of the string quartet ETHEL and Native American artist Robert Mirabal invoked the spirit of flowing water and the power of collaboration to create The River. The work draws on influences from around the globe, reinforcing the centrality of water in all of our lives. The audience will be immersed in the rush of music, narrative, and ritual grounded in Native American traditions and expressed via contemporary music.


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Avoid the lines by making your food selections before you come to Hancher Auditorium. The Stanley Café will have staff members ready to get your order—including beverages you order when you pick up your food--fast!

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This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Iowa Arts Council and the Crane Group. Additional support from the Western Arts Alliance Advancing Indigenous Performance Touring Fund is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest
Western Arts Alliance Advancing Indigenous Performance Touring Fund

Event Partners:
William Matthes (deceased & longtime Hancher Partner) and Alicia Brown-Matthes
Mark and Sheila Reed

RUNNING TIME: 80 minutes with no intermission

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.