The University of Iowa

Danish String Quartet

Perhaps the most in-demand string quartet in the world today, the Danish String Quartet stand out “not because they’re shinier or plusher or pushier than the rest,” raves The Guardian, “but because of their nimble charisma, stylish repertoire, and the way their light and grainy shading can turn on a dime.”

UI Symphony Orchestra

William LaRue Jones, conductor

Tchaikovsky  Romeo and Juliet

Chen Gang and He Zhanhao  Butterfly Lovers Concerto
Yixue Zhang, tour soloist; Goh Suk Liang, erhu


Leonard Bernstein; arr. Jack Mason
West Side Story selections for orchestra

Shostakovich  Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 102
Ksenia Nosikova, piano

UI Symphony Orchestra


Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)

Clarinet Concerto
Aaron Copland (1900–1990)
     Jorge Montilla Moreno, clarinet

Fantasia on an Ostinato
John Corigliano (b. 1986)


Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
     Poco sostenuto; Vivace

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1891, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is consistently recognized as one of the great orchestras in the world. The musicians of the CSO command a vast repertoire that spans from Baroque to new music, thrilling audiences at home and in great concert halls across the globe. Led by conductor Semyon Bychkov, the orchestra will be joined by sisters Katia and Marielle Labèque, who are according to the New York Times—“the best piano duo in front of an audience today.”

Bruch: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, Op. 88a

Elias String Quartet

There are plenty of top tier string quartets in the world. Even so, the Elias String Quartet stands out among its peers. As the Philadelphia Enquirer put it, “Few quartets at any stage of their evolution have this much personality.”

Joshua Bell

“Joshua Bell doesn’t stand in anyone’s shadow.” So declares the New York Times, and when Bell steps into the light on the Hancher stage with his 1713 Huberman Stradivarius violin, he’ll demonstrate why.