The University of Iowa

Joshua Bell

“Joshua Bell doesn’t stand in anyone’s shadow.” So declares the New York Times, and when Bell steps into the light on the Hancher stage with his 1713 Huberman Stradivarius violin, he’ll demonstrate why.

The King and I

Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of this “breathtaking and exquisite” (New York Times) musical. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, The King and I boasts a score of beloved classics.

G. Willow Wilson

In fiction, nonfiction, and comics, G. Willow Wilson has distinguished herself as a writer of remarkable originality and insight. In her lecture, Wilson uses the challenges Ms. Marvel—a Pakistani-American Muslim teenager—faces as a parallel for the challenges of a misunderstood generation.

La Santa Cecilia

La Santa Cecilia, named for the patron saint of musicians, was blessed with the Grammy for Best Latin Rock Album in 2014. Drawing inspiration from around the world, the L.A.-based band creates a hybrid of cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, bolero, tango, jazz, rock, and klezmer.


The Fourth Light Project is a multimedia experience, combining live music and sacred dance (a dervish) with advanced projection techniques. The Fourth Light Project focuses on the life and work of Rabia al-Basri, an eighth-century Muslim saint and the first female Sufi mystic.

Flip FabriQue

Your family will want to catch Flip FabriQue, a circus company committed to joy, playfulness, and friendship. Catch Me! is a gravity defying spectacle featuring acrobatics, a trampo-wall, and amazing feats of agility and skill performed by a company of true friends.