The University of Iowa

KJ Sanchez

KJ Sanchez and her company, American Records, create documentary plays about key issues, seeking to build connections between people. Her lecture will focus on her work concerning the concussion crisis in American football and issues of immigrants and resettlement in the United States.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1891, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is consistently recognized as one of the great orchestras in the world. The musicians of the CSO command a vast repertoire that spans from Baroque to new music, thrilling audiences at home and in great concert halls across the globe. Led by conductor Semyon Bychkov, the orchestra will be joined by sisters Katia and Marielle Labèque, who are according to the New York Times—“the best piano duo in front of an audience today.”

Bruch: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, Op. 88a

Taylor Mac

Hancher was a proud commissioner and presenter of Taylor Mac’s 1846–1856 Whitman vs. Foster: Songs Popular Near the Breaking Point, a portion of the artist’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music. Now, Mac returns with a condensed version of this magnum opus.