University of Iowa

Creative Matters: Lawrence Brownlee & Eric Owens

Tenor Lawrence Brownlee and Bass-baritone Eric Owens will be joined on stage for a conversation with Brandon Alexander Williams, a Grant Wood Fellow, poet, MC, and DJ.

Named 2017 “Male Singer of the Year” by both the International Opera Awards and Bachtrack, Lawrence Brownlee has been hailed by the Associated Press as one of “the world’s leading bel canto tenors.” Brownlee also serves as Artistic Advisor at Opera Philadelphia, helping the company to expand their repertoire, diversity efforts and community initiatives.

An Evening With Rahim AlHaj

In collaboration with the Center For Worker Justice, join Rahim AlHaj for an evening of fellowship and conversation about his life and work in advance of his Hancher performance.

Born in Baghdad, Rahim AlHaj is a master of the oud—a stringed instrument with a history dating back thousands of years. Music has been a constant in his life throughout his years as an Iraqi, a political refugee, and now an American citizen.

Presentado por el Auditorio Hancher y El Centro de Justicia Laboral del Este de Iowa 

Embracing Complexity Lunch Series: Rahim AlHaj

 Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room B

Join Hancher's Micah Ariel James and Chuy Renteria for a conversation with virtuoso oud musician and composer Rahim AlHaj about the role that art and music have played in his life throughout his years as an Iraqi, a political refugee, and now an American citizen. Hancher’s Embracing Complexity project takes a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to building understanding of contemporary Islamic cultures and Muslim identity.

Catlett Performance with Johnson County Landmark

Please join UI’s top jazz ensemble in the presentation of a collaborative concert with esteemed jazz bassist, composer and 2018 Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor Rufus Reid. JCL will perform Rufus Reid's arrangement of "Round Midnight" and feature him on bass with the band. The concert also includes the performance of Reid’s tribute to saxophonist John Coltrane "Of Regal Patience," Thad Jones’ iconic composition "Three and One," as well as original selections from the suite "Unlikely Characters" by John Rapson.



Ticket Limit: Two per person.
Available in person only at the Hancher Box Office; not available by phone or online.
UI students with valid ID: Available Friday, September 21, 10 am–5:30 pm.
General public, ID required: Available Monday, September 24, 10 am–5:30 pm.


Diana Krall

Diana Krall's performance at Hancher has been cancelled.
The following message was provided by Ms. Krall.

"To all my fans who bought tickets to my Hancher performance: As you may know and already be aware, I had to cancel recent concerts due to a flu virus and upper respiratory infection I had in October. It was a very tough go, and I am confident that I am on my way but have not yet regained my full strength.