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    Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, one of Leonard Bernstein’s most beloved works, anchors this all-American program with its driving dance rhythms, heart-wrenching love songs, and famous battle cries (“Mambo!”). THE HARLEM QUARTET, known for their “fresh, bracing and intelligent” artistry (Cincinnati Enquirer), are the featured guests performing Michael Abels’ Delights & Dances, a work that incorporates a fusion of jazz, blues, bluegrass, and Latin dance. Wind, a brand-new celebratory work by Iowa native Michael Gilbertson in honor of Orchestra Iowa’s Centennial will receive its world premiere performances.


    Richard RODGERS
    Slaughter on Tenth Avenue

    Michael GILBERTSON
    Wind (Orchestra Iowa Commission)

    Michael ABELS
    Delights & Dances
    the Harlem Quartet

    Jihyun KIM
    A Tramp in the Assembly Line

    Symphonic Dances from West Side Story


    Don’t forget to join us for INSIGHTS in Encore Lounge at 6:45pm before the concert! Discover the meaning behind the music in this informative, informal discussion presented by Maestro Hankewich and special guests. Free to all ticket holders!

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    Students age 18 & under are eligible for a FREE ticket with paying adult. Subject to availability. Zones 2-5 Only. Some restrictions may apply.

    College Student tickets can be purchased for $10.

    Student & College Tickets MUST be purchased through at the Ticket Office by phone at 319-366-8203 or in-person at 119 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401.

    Health and Safety

    Face coverings are not required for this concert. If, as a member of our audience, you feel more comfortable wearing a mask, please feel free to do so. Orchestra Iowa reserves the right to change this masking policy in response to changes in public health conditions, CDC recommendations, and updated policies by federal, state, and local jurisdictions. Additional Details