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MusicIC: a festival of music inspired by literature
posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2012  Post Comment

MusicIC: Itís a festival of chamber music inspired by literature. How perfect for Iowa City, the UNESCO City of Literature, a town of writers and readers!

MusicIC takes place June 10-16 with three free, high impact concerts that explore the connections between music and literature. The concerts include readings or projections of the important literary connections for each piece of music. Plus thereís a free family concert. Full information can be found at But here are the highlights:

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My

A family concert followed by a scavenger hunt

June 10, 3:30 pm UI Museum of Natural History

All Schubert: Music about Animals

June 14, 7:30 Trinity Episcopal Church

Reception follows

Proustís Musical World

June 15, 7:30 Trinity Episcopal Church

Pierrot Lunaire: Celebrating the Centennial of the Premiere

June 16, 7:30 The Englert Theatre

Reception follows

The French writer Marcel Proust listened to a lot of music that helped shape sections of his masterpiece In Search of Lost Time. There will be two discussions that are open to the public to explore What Proust Heard: Music, Memory and Inspiration. Facilitated by Hugh Ferrer with MusicIC musicians, the discussions take place June 12 at 7 pm and June 13 at 11am in University Capitol Center Recital Hall.

Itís all free; itís all in downtown Iowa City; and you might just hear music in a new way.

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