MusicIC programs begin Thursday

MusicIC – Where Music and Literature Meet – is now in its third season of presenting music for small ensembles inspired by works of literature, both prose and poetry.

Home of The University of Iowa’s Writers Workshop, International Writing Program and Summer Writing Festival, the UNESCO City of Literature, superb libraries and unique book shops, Iowa City’s rich literary tradition forms the backdrop for MusicIC and helps to shape its programming.

MusicIC features musicians born or brought up in Iowa City who have the potential for or are embarked upon major careers in music. 2013 will feature pianist Conor Hanick, double bassist Emmet Hanick, soprano Meagan Brus and conductor Scott Dunn. The festival also includes current and past University of Iowa faculty as well as brilliant young musicians from around the country.

The events are free and open to the public. This year’s schedule includes:

Music for Soprano and String Quartet with a World Premier, June 13, 7:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church

Songs of Love, Longing and Loss, June 14, 7:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church

Igor Stravinsky’s Histoire du Soldat (A Soldier’s Tale), June 15, 7:30 p.m., The Englert Theatre

Ferdinand the Bull and Other Favorites – with Music!, June 16, 2 p.m., Iowa City Public Library

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