It’s been eight long years since floodwater overtook the stage at Hancher Auditorium. After years of planning and construction, the University of Iowa’s new Hancher Auditorium has opened it’s doors. A grand opening was held to welcome the public to the new $176 million dollar performance space. Just before the ceremonial ribbon was cut there were speeches by University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld, Governor Terry Brandstad and Hancher benefactors Mary Jo and Dick Stanley, among others. Attendees were then treated to performances by Rinde Eckert, pianist Conor Hanick and the Community Mass Choir, before getting the opportunity to tour rest of the facility.
Hancher will kick off the 2016-17 season with a free outdoor performance by Trombone Shorty and Preservation Hall Jazz band on Friday, Sept. 16 7:30 pm.
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