Where Music and Literature Meet

MusicIC returns for a sixth season to present four programs that explore the theme of Inspiration and Hommage. Alongside the great string quartets of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, this summer’s programming will feature a recent work by the Pulitzer prize-winning composer, Caroline Shaw, as well as an innovative evening of storytelling and live music at the Englert Theatre that will bring MusicIC’s 2016 summer programming to an exciting and inventive finale.

Under the artistic direction of violinist Tricia Park, MusicIC features musicians -- many born or brought up in Iowa City -- who have the potential for or are embarked upon major careers in music. The festival also includes current and past University of Iowa faculty as well as brilliant young musicians from around the country.