University of Iowa

Flute Studio Masterclass by Maxim Rubstov

The Russian National Orchestra will be leading masterclasses with University of Iowa music students that are open to the public for observation.

Internationally acclaimed flutist Maxim Rubtsov has been called “miraculous,” “superb,” “absolutely impeccable” and “one of the best flutists of the Modern Age.”  Flute Talk magazine wrote that he is “an amazing performer who commands the audience’s attention from the moment he walks on stage.”  He is also one of Russia’s best musical ambassadors.

Violin Masterclass by Alexei Bruni

The Russian National Orchestra will be leading masterclasses with University of Iowa music students that are open to the public for observation.

10:30 am - Luciana Hontilla (student of UI professor Katie Wolfe)
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35

I. Allegro moderato

11:00 am - Ha-eun Ryu (student of UI professor Scott Conklin) 
Strauss: Don Juan (first page/orchestral excerpt)

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.