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University of Iowa 2021-22 Grant Wood Fellow Josh Henderson presents Iowa Inspired World Premiere with Illustrious cast of Iowans and National Guests
April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
On Monday April 4th, Iowa City audiences will be presented with an evening-length, multi-disciplinary World Premiere from the 2021-22 Grant Wood Artist in residence, violinist and composer, Josh Henderson. Based on “The Day the Music Died”, an impressive nonet will perform the electrifying new work, which can be described as Modern Jazz infused chamber music, with a steroid shot, replete with nodes of Punk Rock and Shoegaze. Augmented with a trio of artists from the University of Iowa dance program led by Jaruam Xavier and gripping lighting design from Gabi Vanek, the concert will feature Iowa City staple Dr. Damani Philips (Head of the UoI Jazz Program) on saxophones, and a string-quartet comprised of Ramel Price and Sabrina Tabby (Quad Cities Symphony) on violins, Adrian Gomez on cello, and NYC based solo artist Amadi Azikiwe on viola. Rounding out the ensemble will be the intoxicating vocalist Sylver Wallace (Chicago), Rick Martinez (Portland, OR) on Percussion and Brendon Randall-Myers (NYC) on guitar.
“Henderson plays his violin like his
dancer co-stars use their bodies, with seemingly effortless passion.”
— NY. Theater Review
This performance will be presented on Monday, April 4th at 7:30 PM in The Stark Opera Studio Theater (Vox 151) in the Voxman Music Building (93 E. Burlington Street Iowa City, IA). Tickets are free of charge (No RSVP required), and content is appropriate for all ages. Approximate length is 75 minutes.
- April 4
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Event Categories:
- Dance, Free Event, Music, Performing Arts, Theatre
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- culture, downtown, event news, family friendly, iowa city, johnson county, music, special events, things to do
- University of Iowa School of Music – Stark Opera Studio Theater
93 E. Burlington Street
Iowa City, IA 52242 United States + Google Map
- (319) 335-2637
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