The University of Iowa

A Master Class with Hermitage Piano Trio

The members of Hermitage Piano Trio will work with student musicians from the UI School of Music. This master class is free and open to the public to observe.

10:00 am–10:40 am
Genesis Trio
Loeffler: Rhapsody No. 2 for viola, oboe, & piano

10:40 am–11:20 am
Consonant Quartet
Schubert: String Quartet (“Death and the Maiden”); 1st mov.

11:20 am–12:00 pm
Polymnia Trio
Turina: Piano Trio No. 2, Op. 76; 1st & 2nd mov.

UI Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Concert

The University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra is proud to present its first ever Holiday Pops Celebration, featuring sparkling symphonic holiday tunes, jazzy vocal selections, festive film music, and a collaboration with the Preucil School of Music. Catchy songs are sure to be fun for the whole family as the Symphony Orchestra performs new works and holiday classics from around the world under the direction of Dr. Mélisse Brunet.

Kids Club Hancher: Jazz at Lincoln Center Quintet

It’s time to get the kids to the club for a celebration of America’s music that highlights its connection to American democracy. The musicians of Jazz at Lincoln Center will get your kids excited about the music—and excited about pushing America ever-forward.

Preorder food from the Stanley Café!
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!

Las Cafeteras

Committed to a creative combination of musical heritages—and to social justice—this band from East LA is a Hancher favorite of the first order. Their performances are always a joyous celebration.

Danish String Quartet

Hancher welcomes 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.”

Program (subject to change)
Purcell: Chaconne in G Minor (arr. Britten)
Schumann: Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3
Folk Music from the British Isles (arr. Danish String Quartet)

The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra is among the world’s preeminent ensembles—and a Hancher favorite as well. The orchestra returns to perform Max Bruch’s beloved Violin Concerto No. 1 as well as Franz Schubert’s final symphony, a masterwork that lives up to its moniker, The Great.

Program (subject to change)
Missy Mazzoli: Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major

Castalian String Quartet

In 2018, the Castalian String Quartet was the recipient of the inaugural Merito String Quartet Award & Valentin Erben Prize and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award. The quartet followed that up by being named the 2019 Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist of the Year.