University of Iowa

Past Season Events

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Music

Al Jarreau

Iowa Soul Festival

Friday, September 19, 2014
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Al Jarreau

Iowa Soul Festival

Friday, September 19, 2014
The legendary UI alum returns! His degree may be in vocational rehabilitation, but he’s a world-wide vocal sensation—an undisputed master of jazz, blues, pop and soul.

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Hoba Hoba Spirit

Friday, September 26, 2014
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Hoba Hoba Spirit

Friday, September 26, 2014
Hoba Hoba Spirit calls its fusion music “Hayha,” but you might call it “Moroccan-roll.” Blending rock, reggae, and Gnawa (African Islamic spiritual songs), the band sings in the Arabic dialect Darija, French, and English.

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Susan Werner

The Hayseed Project

Thursday, October 9, 2014
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Susan Werner

The Hayseed Project

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Reared on the family farm in Eastern Iowa, Susan Werner knows a thing or two about rural life, food production, and the divide between the city and the country. She’ll sing songs from her "Hayseed" record.

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Dance | Storytelling

Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Anna Bass

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Dance | Storytelling

Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Anna Bass

Saturday, October 18, 2014
It might not seem like a natural collaboration—two extraordinary modern dancers and a key chronicler of modern life. But these three gifted storytellers come together for a lively and surprising evening sure to both tickle and move you.

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SpokFrevo Orquestra

Thursday, October 30, 2014
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SpokFrevo Orquestra

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Frevo is vibrant Brazilian music with deep ties to Carnival. Saxophonist, arranger, and musical director Spok (AKA Inaldo Cavalcante de Albuquerque) fronts a big band that infuses jazz with the frevo spirit.

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Roberta Flack

Saturday, November 8, 2014
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Roberta Flack

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Roberta Flack has been singing our life for decades, building a brilliant career of beautiful performances and smash hits.

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Dance | Theater

Healing Wars

Created and directed by Liz Lerman

Thursday–Saturday, November 13–15, 2014
Dance | Theater

Healing Wars

Created and directed by Liz Lerman

Thursday–Saturday, November 13–15, 2014

Liz Lerman—among the most innovative and fearless choreographers of our time—investigates healers in the heart of warfare.

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Music

Danú

A Christmas Gathering: Féile Na Nollag

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Music

Danú

A Christmas Gathering: Féile Na Nollag

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Hancher favorite Danú invites you and yours to celebrate the holidays the Irish way with traditional music performed by a joyous, spirit-lifting band. Accented with Irish dance, this concert is the perfect gift to delight your entire family.

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Music | Film

Kronos Quartet

Beyond Zero: 19141918
A new work for quartet with film

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Music | Film

Kronos Quartet

Beyond Zero: 19141918
A new work for quartet with film

Saturday, February 7, 2015
The groundbreaking Kronos Quartet returns to Iowa City to perform a new multimedia work—composed by Aleksandra Vrebalov with a film by Bill Morrison—commemorating the centennial of the outbreak of World War One.

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Theater

Roseneath Theatre

La Maleta

Friday, February 27, 2015
Theater

Roseneath Theatre

La Maleta

Friday, February 27, 2015
Ten-year-old Roca leaves Colombia for North America clutching her suitcase, in which she believes her grandmother is hiding. In her new home with a new friend, the suitcase opens the way to an adventure.

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Pacifica Quartet

Friday, March 6, 2015
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Pacifica Quartet

Friday, March 6, 2015
Renowned for exuberance in performance and for daring repertory choices, the Pacifica Quartet is internationally recognized as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today.

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Dance

The Joffrey Ballet

Saturday–Sunday, March 7–8, 2015
Dance

The Joffrey Ballet

Saturday–Sunday, March 7–8, 2015

The longstanding relationship between Hancher and the Joffrey Ballet is a vibrant artistic partnership.

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The Nile Project

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
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The Nile Project

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Performers from the eleven countries that share the Nile River come together in a musical conversation designed to foster cross-cultural empathy and inspire environmental curiosity.

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Howard Fishman

The Basement Tapes Project

Friday, April 10, 2015
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Howard Fishman

The Basement Tapes Project

Friday, April 10, 2015
In 1967, Bob Dylan made some underground recordings with The Band. Howard Fishman excavates that music—only some of which Dylan released—to share the source material and wide-ranging influences.

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Theater | Music

Working Group Theatre

All Recipes Are Home
Featuring Awful Purdies

Friday–Saturday, April 17–18, 2015
Theater | Music

Working Group Theatre

All Recipes Are Home
Featuring Awful Purdies

Friday–Saturday, April 17–18, 2015
A play with music and dance, performed in an historic barn, All Recipes Are Home will incorporate interviews with Iowa farmers and other experts to tell a universal story grounded in Iowa.

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Cantus

Anthem

Thursday, April 30, 2015
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Cantus

Anthem

Thursday, April 30, 2015

One of the world’s finest male vocal ensembles explores anthems—songs that conjure pride, identity, and unity.

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Music

Inti-Illimani

Friday, May 15, 2015
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Inti-Illimani

Friday, May 15, 2015
Once banned from their homeland of Chile and now beloved at home and around the world, the members of Inti-Illimani write and perform songs that are both of a specific place and universally resonant.

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