Caroline Shaw and Marilynne Robinson, In Conversation

Iowa City Public Library 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City, IA

On Wednesday, June 21, at 7 p.m., MusicIC will present a pre-recorded conversation between Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and essayist, Marilynne Robinson and Pulitzer Prize- and Grammy Award–winning composer Caroline Shaw, moderated by MusicIC’s Founding Artist Director Tricia Park. The women will discuss Shaw’s string quartet Three Essays, the first movement of which was written to

Centering Women’s Perspectives

Trinity Episcopal Church 320 E. College St, Iowa City, IA

Thursday’s concert, Centering Women’s Perspectives, will feature myriad contemporary female composers, incorporating perspectives from a collection of Western and non-Western musical traditions. The program aims to re-examine musical and literary hierarchies by presenting string quartets of oral- based storytelling songs from Mali, Indian Ragas, and melodies based on Iranian poetry. Composers represented on this concert

Anonymous Was a Woman (ticketed event)

Riverside Theatre 119 E College St, Iowa City, IA

Friday, June 23, will see MusicIC present Anonymous Was a Woman, an intimate concert at 7:30 p.m. at Riverside Theatre (119 E College Street), drawing connections between two powerhouse women: Prominent English author and feminist icon, Virginia Woolf, and composer Dame Ethel Smyth – the first female composer to be granted a damehood. The program

Family Concert

Iowa City Public Library 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City, IA

To round out the season, MusicIC will return to the Iowa City Public Library to perform its beloved family concert at 10am on Saturday, June 24, featuring a program of musical storytelling for kids of all ages, in partnership with the Iowa City Public Library children’s department.