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What is MusicIC?
The Concerts
The Musicians
Friends, Sponsors, Partners

MusicIC is a free, four-concert chamber music festival
in downtown Iowa City June 13-16, 2013

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 Concerts


Music for Soprano and String Quartet with a World Premier
Thursday, June 13, 7:30
Trinity Episcopal Church
World premier of a new work by composer David Gompper setting a new poem by Marvin Bell. MusicIC’s first commission. Also Arnold Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 with Soprano Solo

Songs of Love, Longing and Loss
Friday, June 14, 7:30
Trinity Episcopal Church
Songs by Tchaikovsky and Schumann performed by soprano Meagan Brus and pianist Conor Hanick

Igor Stravinsky’s Histoire du Soldat (A Soldier’s Tale)
Saturday, June 15, 7:30
The Englert Theatre
With text by Kurt Vonnegut, this fully staged production is directed and choreographed by George de la Peña, with Martin Andrews and three dancers. An ensemble of seven musicians conducted by Scott Dunn will play Stravinsky’s music.

Ferdinand the Bull and Other Favorites – with Music!
Sunday, June 16, 2:00
Iowa City Public Library
A family concert which features beloved children’s classics – Goodnight, Moon, Pecos Bill and Ferdinand the Bull – with music for piano and violin by Debussy, Copland and Alan Ridout.

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The Musicians

Tricia Park, violin
Robin Scott, violin
Maurycy Banaszek, viola
Andrew Janss, cello
Emmet Hanick, double bass
Tony Arnold, soprano
Meagan Brus, soprano
Conor Hanick, piano
Benjamin Coelho, bassoon
David Greenhoe, trumpet
David Gier, trombone
Campbell MacDonald, clarinet
Alan Lawrence, percussion
Scott Dunn, conductor

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Friends, Sponsors, Partners

MusicIC is pleased to be a component of Summer of the Arts and is presented with support from the Public Engagement Initiative of the UI Office of the Vice President for Research.

The festival’s friends and partners include Hancher, the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, the Iowa City Public Library, West Music, and Trinity Episcopal Church.

MusicIC is also supported by Hills Bank and Trust and by an anonymous family foundation