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June 22, 2011

At A Glance

New 'Music IC' festival debuts this weekend

A new chamber music festival, "Music IC: Where Literature and Music Meet," makes its debut this weekend.

The festival features three concerts by the Maia Quartet, the University of Iowa's resident string quartet, and several guest artists. The performances are free and open to the public and are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 in Trinity Episcopal Church, 320 E. College St., in downtown Iowa City.

In addition, a Very Open Rehearsal will be held Saturday, June 25, at 10 a.m. in the Recital Hall on the ground level of the University Capitol Center.

Maia Quartet members — violinist Tricia Park, violist Elizabeth Oakes and cellist Hannah Holman — will be joined by guest artists violinist Katie Wolfe, pianist Conor Hanick, cellist Jay Campbell, clarinetist Sean Rice and violist Nathalie Cruden.

Music IC is a project of the Maia Quartet and the Division of Performing Arts, a unit of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Stanley Performing Arts Endowment is providing support for the event. Partners for this year's festival are the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature and Hancher.


UI Pentacrest Museums extend hours for Thursdays, Jazz Fest, Saturday Movies

The University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums — the Old Capitol Museum and the Museum of Natural History — have extended Thursday night hours to 8 p.m. The museums will also stay open late for Iowa City Summer of the Arts (SotA) events held on the Pentacrest.

Both museums will remain open until 8 p.m. each day of the Iowa City Jazz Festival, Friday through Sunday, July 1-3. Additionally, in conjunction with SotA's Free Movie Series, presented by M.C. Ginsberg Jewelers and the Daily Iowan, the Museum of Natural History will remain open each Saturday until the movie begins at dusk, weather permitting.

The museums' new Thursday night hours, billed as "Family Hours," will continue throughout the summer and the coming academic year.

The Pentacrest Museums are always free and open to the public. For more information, visit their websites at and

For more information on Summer of the Arts, including the Iowa City Jazz Festival and the Free Movie Series, visit the Summer of the Arts website at


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