The University of Iowa

Mission Creek Festival

Building on a successful collaboration in 2017, Hancher will again team up with the Mission Creek Festival to present energizing and eclectic artists in 2018. The full festival lineup—including artists performing at Hancher Auditorium—will be announced in the fall and spring.

Brian Stokes Mitchell

“The last leading man” comes to Hancher Auditorium to perform with University of Iowa student musicians under the baton of Dr. William LaRue Jones. Brian Stokes Mitchell and his trio will join the UI Symphony Orchestra, which will provide a lush setting for Stokes’s luscious voice.

My Lai

Hancher has enjoyed a long and creatively fruitful relationship with both the Kronos Quartet and Rinde Eckert. For My Lai, the string quartet and the vocalist come together with multi-instrumentalist Vân Ánh Vanessa Võ to lay bare the tragedy of the 1968 massacre at My Lai.

Elias String Quartet

There are plenty of top tier string quartets in the world. Even so, the Elias String Quartet stands out among its peers. As the Philadelphia Enquirer put it, “Few quartets at any stage of their evolution have this much personality.”

Motown The Musical

Motown The Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, and many more.

Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Camille A. Brown's new work, ink, seeks to reclaim African American narratives and culture from appropriation and silence. The third work in a trilogy about identity, ink is an amalgamation of African dance, African American social dance, tap, jazz, modern, and hip-hop.