Music

  • World-famous violinist greets Hancher Auditorium

    - Oct 19, 2017
    Joshua Bell, a world-renown classical violinist, will take to Hancher’s stage on Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Bell will play sonatas by Felix Mendelssohn, Edvard Grieg, and Johannes Brahms. By Madison Lotenschtein madison-lotenschtein@uiowa.edu Walk into the...
  • Latin rock takes the Hancher stage

    - Oct 9, 2017
    Latin rock group La Santa Cecilia performs a show at Hancher to a full, enthusiastic house. By Salma Rios salma-rios@uiowa.edu On Oct. 5, La Santa Cecilia performed at Hancher to a packed house. The band had...
  • Tom Petty, Heartbreakers’ leader, dies at 66

    - Oct 3, 2017
    The Heartbreakers’ frontman had been taken off life support in a Santa Monica hospital. He died late Monday night. By Joshua Balicki joshua-balicki@uiowa.edu TMZ has reported that Tom Petty, the frontman of the rock band Tom...
  • Video: Jazz at Lincoln Center debuts at Hancher

    - Sep 25, 2017
    Jazz at Lincoln Center, the resident 15-member orchestra of the Fredrick P. Rose Hall in New York City, performed for the first time at Hancher Friday night, transforming the auditorium into a house of jazz. View...
  • A brief history of jazz in Iowa

    - Sep 21, 2017
    Jazz may have been born in New Orleans, but it has firmly embedded itself into the Midwest. By Natalie Betz natalie-betz@uiowa.edu After its birth in New Orleans, jazz became well-known because of the Harlem Renaissance in...
  • Englert gets its Goats

    - Sep 20, 2017
    The Mountain Goats took on the Englert, providing a vibrant performance while promoting the group’s latest album. By Sarah Stortz sarah-stortz@uiowa.edu   In a pitch-black Englert on Sept. 13, the hymns of an orchestra murmured, with...
  • Brother-based duo Cactus Blossoms blooming in the Mill

    - Sep 12, 2017
    Up-and-coming, singer-songwriter brothers, The Cactus Blossoms, didn’t plan for an international tour, a TV cameo, and a critically acclaimed album. But it’s happening. By Lily Goodman lily-goodman@uiowa.edu Minnesota brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torrey didn’t have...
  • There’s no place like the Middle of Nowhere

    - Sep 4, 2017
    The Middle of Nowhere Festival resonated with the sonorous echoes of DJs all over the city. By Travis Coltrain travis-coltrain@uiowa.edu Sparks flew as electronic artists illuminated Iowa City’s weekend at the first-ever Middle of Nowhere Music...
  • Middle of Nowhere Festival revitalizes music in an unlikely place

    - Aug 31, 2017
    Electronic music holds a renaissance in the middle of nowhere. By Travis Coltrain travis-coltrain@uiowa.edu Iowa City will experience an electrifying renaissance of art and history this weekend. Decades ago, when James Van Allen helped create one...
  • Cooking up a musical storm in Iowa City

    - Aug 25, 2017
    Paa Kow will make his musical début on the Weatherdance Fountain Stage. By Sarah Stortz sarah-stortz@uiowa.edu   Mixing in elements of jazz, Caribbean, and traditional Ghanaian music, percussionist Paa Kow creates a melting pot of vibrant...

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