CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: April 19, 2001
(NOTE TO EDITORS AND BROADCASTERS: Hancher Auditorium director Wallace Chappell
is available for interviews this week at 319-335-1130.)
Hancher 2001-2002 stresses 'Connections' created by performing arts
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Tickets are now on mail-order sale for the 2001-2002
performing-arts season at the University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium. The free
brochure that details the seasons music, theater and dance attractions
stresses the "Connections" that are created by the arts -- connections
between the past and the future, connections with other people, connections
with our inner selves, and connections between the familiar and the foreign.
Brochures were mailed to Hanchers full mailing list on April 18, so
everyone who regularly receives Hancher mailings should receive a brochure
Among the top attractions of the season are vocal star (and distinguished
Al Jarreau; the legendary Philadelphia Orchestra; the Houston Ballets
new production of "The Firebird," choreographed by James Chudenko;
opera diva Frederica von Stade with the UI Symphony; the new music/theater/pageantry
sensation "Blast!"; Britains ever-popular kingsingers,
the festive Ballet Folklorico de Mexico; two musical treats from Cuba -- the
Buena Vista Social Club and a Halloween party with the Afro-Cuban All Stars;
and the Broadway hits "Cabaret," "Copenhagen" -- winner
of the Tony Award for Best Play in 2000 -- and Iowas own evergreen,
"The Music Man."
Hancher will also be the site of two 2001-2002 world premieres: an intriguing
collaboration between the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and the Chamber
Music Society of Lincoln Center; and "The Nueva Collection," a Kronos
Quartet program focusing on the popular music of Latin America.
Fulfilling the promise of connecting the familiar with the foreign, the
Hancher season includes not only artists familiar to Hancher audiences --
the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Childrens Theatre Company, Anonymous
4, clarinetist David Krakauer (this time with his Klezmer Madness! ensemble)
and the Ying Quartet -- but also first-time visitors -- Canadas daredevil
O Vertigo Danse; Chinas famed fighting monks, the Shaolin Warriors;
the Shizuoka Performing Arts Center in a distinctly Japanese take on "Dionysus";
and the father-daughter musical collaboration of Pamela and Claude Frank.
The full-color "Connection" brochure, which includes mail order
forms, is available now from the Hancher box office -- 335-1160 in Iowa City
or toll-free long-distance, 1-800-HANCHER. E-mail requests should be addressed
Connect with the new season on the World Wide Web at <http://www.uiowa.edu/hancher>.
Advance ticket-buyers not only enjoy the best choice of seats, but also
can take advantage of volume discounts on most events in the season. A simultaneous
purchase of three to five events qualifies for a 15-percent discount, and
a simultaneous purchase of six or more events qualifies for a 20-percent discount.
Purchases made before the end of June can be paid through Hanchers installment
UI students, senior citizens and audience members 17 and younger also qualify
for special discounts to most events. UI students and senior citizens receive
a 20-percent discount on tickets to most events, with $10 Zone 2 and 3 tickets
available to UI students for most events. Youth tickets are typically half
Hanchers top seating priority goes to Hancher Circle contributors
at the $500 level and above. Contributors at this level who order tickets
before June 1 receive the first seating assignments, in the order that their
forms are received. For information about Hancher Circle, contact Erik Thurman
at the University of Iowa Foundation by phone at (319) 624 4177O or by
e-mail at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Hancher box office hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. Saturday. From the local calling area, dial (319) 335-1160. Long distance
is toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER. Fax to (319) 353-2284. Orders may be charged
to VISA, MasterCard or American Express. UI students may charge their purchases
to their university bills, and UI faculty and staff may select the option
of payroll deduction.
People with special needs for access, seating and auxiliary services should
dial (319) 335-1158. This number will be answered by box office personnel
prepared to offer assistance with handicapped parking, wheelchair access and
seating, hearing augmentation and other services. The line is equipped with
TDD for people with hearing impairment who use that technology.
Corporate and individual sponsors for 2001-2002 Hancher season events through
the University of Iowa Foundation include: Catherines, Domby, Dulcinea,
R.S.V.P and the Velvet Coat; UI department of intercollegiate athletics; Country
Bancorporation and Kay Bernau; Cambridge Place Apartments, Iowa State Bank
& Trust Company; Gary A. and LaDonna K. Wicklund; William and Marlene
Stanford; Sheraton Iowa City Hotel; Everybodys Whole Foods; Group 5 Hospitality/Radisson
Highlander Plaza; Prairie Lights; Cantebury Inn & Suites; Wells Fargo;
West Music Company/Yamaha Band and Orchestral Division; Dahl Ford of Davenport,
Inc.; Hancher Guild; and Gilda Imports.
Media support for the season comes from the Gazette, the Iowa City Press-Citizen,
Commissioning and performance support for the world premieres comes from
Peggy Scholz for Bill T. Jones, and William and Emilie Rubright for the Kronos
For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit <www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa>
on the World Wide Web. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact <email@example.com>.
HANCHER AUDITORIUM, UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, 2001-2002
14-15 --"The Vagina Monologues" (in conjunction with the Iowa
Womens Music Festival)
21 -- Al Jarreau
3 -- Ballet Folklorico de Mexico
5 -- Philadelphia Orchestra
6 -- Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
12-13 -- The Houston Ballet, "The Firebird"
17 -- Frederica von Stade with the UI Symphony
19 -- O Vertigo Danse
31 -- Afro-Cuban All Stars
7 -- Students of the St. Petersburg Conservatory (Clapp Recital Hall)
18 -- Shizuoka Performing Arts Center, "Dionysus" (Mabie Theatre)
4-9 --"The Music Man"
25-26 -- Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company & the Chamber Music
Society of Lincoln Center
2 -- The Childrens Theatre Company, "Grimm Tales" (Hancher
9 -- David Krakauers Klezmer Madness!
12 -- Pamela and Claude Frank (Clapp Recital Hall)
22 -- Shaolin Warriors
2 -- Kronos Quartet, "The Nueva Collection"
8 -- kingsingers
12 -- Buena Vista Social Club presents Omaha Portioned
16 -- Anonymous 4 and Lionhearted (Clapp Recital Hall)
19 -- Ying Quartet (Clapp Recital Hall)