The University of 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.