Hancher Auditorium Announces Virtual Shows

Violinist Layale Chaker will play with her quintet on April 29. Photo: Hancher Auditorium

The University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditorium has a number of digital shows planned for March and April. Admission is free, but advanced registration is required. Here’s a rundown:

Mark Morris in Conversation: Renowned choreographer Mark Morris will host a conversation with chef Alice Waters (7:30 p.m. March 18). TV journalist Paula Zahn will moderate.

United We Swing: Jazz and American History: Hancher Auditorium is partnering with the Lincoln Center in New York City for a virtual series on the history of jazz. Starting on March 24 with “Louis Armstrong and the Explosion of Swing,” the six-week program includes lectures on different jazz musicians and topics.

Pacifica Quartet and Anthony McGill: On March 30, this string quartet will be joined by Anthony McGill, principal clarinet with the New York Philharmonic. The concert is recorded just for the Hancher Auditorium audience.

Layale Chaker: This award-winning violinist will perform with her quintet on April 29. The music lineup draws from her critically acclaimed “Inner Rhyme” album as well as an upcoming “Bards” project.

Find the full schedule here.

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