Fall 2018 Orchestra Info

I hope you have had a great summer and are ready to begin a new season with the ICCSO!

Rehearsals begin September 11! As in the past, rehearsals are every Tuesday at the North Preucil campus, 2916 Northgate Drive in Iowa City. This includes the Tuesday before the concert on November 13th which in the past has been at the concert venue.

Dress Rehearsal at Englert on Saturday, November 17, 9:00 am-noon
Concert is November 18 at 3 pm at the Englert Theatre. Call will be at 1:30 or 2:00 for warmup.

Fall Program:
Scarlatti – Cat’s Fugue
Mozart – Adagio and Fugue
Justice – Sunday Afternoons
Beethoven – Violin Concerto (Katie Wolfe, soloist)

If you’re interested in joining, please contact the orchestra president for more information!

Fall 2018 Information Coming Soon

Detailed information will be available soon for the Fall 2018 rehearsals and concert which will again feature one of our favorite performers, Katie Wolfe, Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Iowa.

If you are interested in joining the orchestra as a player, please head over to our new member page (http://iccommunitystringorchestra.com/join-iccso/) to be added to our membership mailing list.

Spring 2018 Information

The Iowa City Community String Orchestra will begin rehearsals in just a few weeks on Tuesday, January 30th.

Please sing up by the 23rd (a week before) by using the form at https://goo.gl/forms/3KzVaipv6SE5XOwD3

This Spring’s Schedule:
January 30th
February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
March 6th, 20th, 27th (no rehearsal on 3/13)
April 3rd, 10th, 24th (no rehearsal on 4/17)

Dress Rehearsal – April 28th
Concert – April 29th

Regular rehearsals will all be at
Preucil North Campus
916 Northgate Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52245

Dress Rehearsals and Concert will be at
West High School
2901 Melrose Ave
Iowa City, IA 52246

The program will feature soloist Courtney Miller on the oboe:
Josh Barron – The Endless Sea, Op. 2 (First Performance)
Tomaso Albinoni (1671 – 1751) – Concerto for Oboe in D minor, Op. 9 No. 2
Astor Piazzolla (1921 – 1992) – Oblivion for Oboe and Strings (arr. Robert Longfield)
Carl Nielsen (1865 – 1931) – Little Suite for Strings, Op. 1

Spring 2017 begins soon!

Greetings and Happy New Year!

We will begin rehearsals for the spring semester in just a few short weeks – on January 24, 2017!

Please use this link to sign up by January 17th.

Rehearsal schedule:
Jan 24, 31
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28
Mar 21, 28
Apr  4, 11, 25 (25th at Englert)

Dress rehearsal Saturday, April 29 at Englert, 9:00 am-noon

The concert is Sunday April 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm. A reception will follow in the Englert gallery for members and for all family, friends, fans, and supporters!

All rehearsals are currently scheduled to be at Preucil North Campus, except where noted on April 25th and 29th. 7:30-9:30 pm.

Address is:

916 Northgate Dr.
Iowa City, IA 52245

Fall 2016 Rehearsals begin September 13th!

ICCSO will begin rehearsals on September 13th. There are no scheduled breaks; we plan to meet every week until the concert.

Program details are not yet finalized.

Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 pm at the north campus of the Preucil School of Music – 2916 Northgate Drive, Iowa City (MAP). This is north of I-80 off of north Dodge St./ Hwy1.  Please contact us if you have any questions through the methods provided in the Join page.

All rehearsals are scheduled to be held at Preucil except for the week of the concert. November 15 will be at Englert.

Dress rehearsal is at the Englert on Saturday, November 19th, 9:00 am- noon.

The concert is November 20th at 3 pm at the Englert Theater.

Dues are $50 each semester.

Please use the link below to sign up by September 5th! The earlier the better, of course. Do not hesitate to contact me for any questions. The entrance code to Preucil will be distributed to all registered members prior to the first rehearsal.


Looking forward to a great 37th season of ICCSO!

Spring 2016 Rehearsals Beginning Soon

Hello and Happy New Year!

Rehearsals begin January 19th, 2016.

Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 pm at the Preucil School of Music North Campus. 2916 Northgate Drive, Iowa City, IA 52245. (Time remains as usual)

Dues are $50 and can be paid by cash, check, or PayPal by the second rehearsal, please. No auditions are required.

Sign up by January 7th by clicking here!


January 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16 [Feb 23 is OFF]
March 1, 8, 22, 29 [Mar 15 is OFF]
April 5, 12 [April 12 is at Englert]

Dress rehearsal Saturday, April 16 at Englert Theatre 9 am-noon
Concert is Sunday, April 17 at 3:00
Reception to follow in the Englert gallery

2015 Fall Concert

2015ICCSOPosterImageThe Iowa City Community String Orchestra is proud to announce the Fall 2015 Concert.  This concert features special guest soloist, Xiaomei Zhu, an amazing performer of the guzheng, in combination with  newly composed and arranged music by composer Lionid Iogansen.  We guarantee you’ll be hard pressed to find a concert like this in the area featuring such amazing and unique performances.  You will come away amazed.

November 22, 2015

Englert Theatre
Iowa City, IA


Fall 2015 Information

931Greetings! I hope everyone had a great summer. It is time for fall orchestra!
We will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

The concert will be Sunday, November 22nd at 3:00 at the Englert Theatre. Dress rehearsal is on Saturday, November 21st at the Englert, 9:00 am – noon.
Rehearsals are Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 pm at Preucil School North Campus (driving directions). All Tuesdays are currently scheduled, except for September 22.
The November 19 rehearsal is at the Englert.

Dues are $50.
No auditions required.

Please recruit! We are in need of some more players, especially cellists and violists. Feel free to pass along the message to any other interested string players and please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email for any questions!

This program is unique!
An original piece by a local composer featuring the Guzheng!

Performing with the ICCSO for the love of music

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Article following published by the Iowa City Press Citizen, available at http://www.press-citizen.com/story/entertainment/go-iowa-city/2015/04/12/iowa-city-community-string-orchestra-opinion/25585537/


Recently, my wife, Miera Kim, and I had a very big decision to make regarding our professional lives. The board of Red Cedar Chamber Music offered us the positions of executive director, artistic director and core ensemble. We chose to accept Red Cedar’s proposal to take over the nonprofit in July 2016. After more than two decades of making our livings working for a baker’s dozen of employers as independent artist-teachers, we had to make some hard choices. To make room in our lives for full-time employment, we would have to give up many of the wonderful associations that have made our professional lives so rewarding for the last 20 years.


Mozart Mosh 2015

Chamber music enthusiasts everywhere are invited to participate in the annual WORLDWIDE PLAY-IN, founded and nurtured by ACMP-The Chamber Music Network (see www.acmp.net).

This year Iowa City is holding a MOZART MOSH on Sunday, March 8, from noon to 6:00 pm at the Preucil School of Music, North Campus.

The website: http://chambermusicic.wix.com/mozartmosh2015

Players of all ages are encouraged to put together ensembles to play Mozart chamber music: string quartets, viola quintets, piano quartets, the horn quintet, the flute and oboe quartets, the clarinet quintet, string trios and more!

Gather your friends and join in!
Plan now and reserve your time and place!
You can even play in more than one group!