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Banda Magda

Some folks say music is a universal tongue, but just in case, Banda Magda sings in six languages. From samba to French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Afro-Peruvian lando, Banda Magda offers you a whirlwind tour of music from every corner of the globe.

Tre Voci

Violist Kim Kashkashian, flautist Marina Piccinini, and harpist Sivan Magen explore the full range of chamber music, including their own transcriptions, traditional repertoire, and newly commissioned works.

Kristin Chenoweth

A superstar of stage and screen, Kristin Chenoweth will help us ring in the new year with a concert for the ages. From Wicked to Glee, Chenoweth captivates audiences with her matchless voice. This is a New Year’s celebration you won’t want to miss as we pull out all the stops to welcome 2019.

The Canadian Brass

The Canadian Brass, a favorite of Hancher Audiences since 1979, returns for the first time in more than two decades. Led by co-founding member Chuck Daellenbach on tuba, the quintet will bring the sparkle of the holidays to the stage.

Alsarah & the Nubatones

“Soul crosses all cultural and linguistic barriers,” says Alsarah, whose astounding vocals were central to The Nile Project, which Hancher presented in 2015. Now, she returns with her new band to perform music she calls East African retro-pop.

Soweto Gospel Choir

Adored around the globe, the Soweto Gospel Choir brings beautiful, joyous music to audiences everywhere. Sporting colorful costumes from their South African home, the members of the choir blend their voices to create one unimaginably stirring sound.

Storm Large

Storm Large—a musical chameleon with rock bonafides—delivers her own unique take on the American songbook. Building a fan base from her appearance on the televised singing competition “Rock Star: Supernova,” Large has conquered a variety of artistic avenues.

Rufus Reid

Jazz bassist and composer Rufus Reid’s big band project celebrates the life, art, and accomplishments of Elizabeth Catlett, the acclaimed sculptor, printmaker, and social activist. In 1940, Catlett was the first African American to receive an MFA from the University of Iowa.