Jun
8
Jun 11

ICE @ The Ojai Music Festival

June 8 to June 11, 2017
Multiple Venues in Ojai, California

Rebekah joins ICE for its third consecutive summer at Ojai! Featured will be the World Premiere of a new bassoon and electronics piece called Labrys, by Mario Diaz de Leon.

2017 Festival programming will also feature the world premiere of a commissioned violin concerto by Vijay Iyer for violinist Jennifer Koh; the West Coast premiere of George Lewis’ Afterword: The AACM (as) Opera, based on his award-winning book A Power Stronger than Itself; Stravinsky’s Le Sacré du Printemps in a new arrangement for ICE by Cliff Colnot; and Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi – film by Prashant Bhargava with music by Vijay Iyer, performed with ICE.

more info HERE


May
12
May 13

Silent Voices - ICE + BYC

  • Howard Gilman Opera House

May 12 and May 13 at 7:30 PM

Continuing its fruitful collboration with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, ICE presents two evenings of premieres inspired by the plight of refugees across the world.  Composers include Jeff Beal, Rhiannon Giddens, Alicia Hall Moran, Ellis Ludwig-Leone, Nico Muhly, Toshi Reagon, Caroline Shaw and others, with writing by Hilton Als and Claudia Rankine.

More info here

Apr
29
8:00 pm20:00

Abrons OpenICE | Wojtek Blecharz Preview

  • Abrons Art Center

Abrons Arts Center Experimental Theatre
466 Grand St.
New York, NY 10002
FREE with reservation

Wojtek Blecharz, a longtime associate of ICE and a gifted composer, premieres excerpts from a new commissioned work.  Continuing OpenICE's commitment to making public the entire process of a piece's creation, ICE's rehearsal with Wojtek will be open, and the performance will follow in the evening.

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Open Dress Rehearsal
8:00 PM Concert

Wojtek Blecharz: music for invisible places (work in progress)
--The preview performance will be followed by an informal discussion with the composer and artists--

Alice Teyssier, flute
Campbell MacDonald, clarinet
Ryan Muncy, saxophone
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
Ross Karre, percussion

METAFAGOTE | Album release show
Apr
26
8:30 pm20:30

METAFAGOTE | Album release show

  • Abrons Art Center

Help me celebrate the release of my second solo album, metafagote, and with it, the NY premiere of the live, 7 bassoon version of Metafagote by Felipe Lara. SURROUND BASSOON SOUND!!!!

This album builds on the simplest unadorned sounds of the bassoon and increases in depth and complexity - exploring the overtone explosion of many bassoons at once, to the rich and myriad layers possible with live electronic processing.

featuring works by Felipe LaraRand SteigerDai Fujikura, and  Jason Eckardt

BONUS: World Premiere of a brand new piece by Édgar Guzmán for Sax and Bassoon - The Purloined Letter - featuring the amazing Ryan Muncy

(event photo by Carrie Schneider)

More info here

Oct
28
9:00 pm21:00

MMXX live at NS

  • National Sawdust

Rebekah + friends join Metric bassist Joshua Winstead for his debut solo album release at National Sawdust.

more info here

Aug
7
6:30 pm18:30

Mostly Mozart Micro!

Rebekah, Ryan Muncy and Lucy Dhegrae rock out on Natacha Diel's otherworldly Words to Sleep By at a FREE SHOW on Mostly Mozart's outdoor stage at Lincoln Center. Also featuring works by Wojtek Blecharz and young composer Benjamin Champion. Only 20 Minutes long! Come by!

http://mostlymozart.org/events/ice-free-micro-concert-08-07-0630

Jun
9
Jun 12

ICE @ the Ojai Festival

ICE is fast becoming a favorite at the legendary Ojai Music Festival in Ojai, CA.  The 2016 festival, under director Peter Sellars, brings staged performances of new classics, festival commissions, and recent chamber music.  ICE is featured alongside memorable soloists, the vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, the Calder Quartet, and other stars of the contemporary music world from both coasts and abroad.

Full schedule here:  http://iceorg.org/events/event/ice-at-ojai-music-festival

Jun
4
7:00 pm19:00

OpenICE @ Abrons - Ojai Preview

  • Abrons Art CEnter

ICE reprises its acclaimed appearance at California’s Ojai Music Festival!  The 2016 festival, with music director Peter Sellars, includes staged multimedia extravaganzas and free neighborhood concerts, from opera to chamber music, all featuring frequent ICE composer collaborators.  See a rare large-ensemble ICE performance at the Abrons Arts Center and help send us off to the west coast!

http://iceorg.org/events/event/openice-at-abrons-ojai-music-festival-send-off-concert

May
10
8:00 pm20:00

Darmstadt Preview @ Roulette

  • Roulette

As a preview to ICE's July performances at the legendary Darmstadt Summer Courses in Darmstadt, Germany, the ensemble performs different generations of Darmstadt composer stars.  Luigi Nono, a seminal presence at the festival in the 1950s, is represented by his Polifonica-Monodica-Ritmica, which ICE last performed at National Sawdust in the fall; Chaya Czernowin, a regular recent presence at Darmstadt and frequent ICE collaborator, makes an appearance with her AYRE: TOWED, and rising star Ashley Fure, the winner of Darmstadt's Kranichsteiner Award, presents an expanded version of her "opera for objects," The Force of Things.   

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10062964

Apr
4
Apr 8

Residency @ UT Autin

Come hang out with me in Austin!!! Talks and Classes all week.

Show on Thursday, April 7 in Jessen Auditorium - present the WORLD PREMIERE of the live 7 Bassoon version of Megafogte, the epic new piece by Felipe Lara.

https://music.utexas.edu/calendar?field_feed_event_type_value=bassoon

Mar
8
Mar 13

ICE @ the STONE

ICE takes over the STONE

http://iceorg.org/events/event/the-2016-stone-residencies

ICE @ YOLA
Feb
19
Feb 22

ICE @ YOLA

ICE returns to Youth Orchestra Los Angeles for our 2016 education residency!  The EntICE education commissioning program brings a new work by master composer Tania Leon to Los Angeles, written for ICE and YOLA performing together side-by-side.  Leading to its premiere in June 2016 at the Ojai Festival, workshops spaced throughout the spring introduce the YOLA students to different aspects of the work.  The ICE teaching artists work with the wind ensemble at YOLA's HOLA location in LA's Rampart district, expand the students' skills with a fresh approach to a brand-new piece.

Teaching artists:

Ryan Muncy, saxophone

Alice Teyssier, flute

Rebekah Heller, bassoon

Michael Lormand, trombone

More info HERE

Dan Tepfer W/ ICE
Feb
8
7:30 pm19:30

Dan Tepfer W/ ICE

  • Le Poisson Rouge

Dan Tepfer with Rebekah Heller, Ryan Muncy, Josh Rubin, and Alice Teyssier.

Sonic experiments at LPR

More info HERE

Composer Portrait: Ashley Fure @ Miller theater
Feb
4
8:00 pm20:00

Composer Portrait: Ashley Fure @ Miller theater

  • Miller Theater

Young American composer Ashley Fure asks, "What motivates a sound, what pulls it forward?  Can we conjure, outside tonality, that inexplicable sense of craving that seems to tug ti towards do?"

Ashley Fure is attracting international attention—and for good reason.  Growing up in Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula, Fure starting writing early. “I was composing out of a renegade spirit,” she says, “wildly, and without rules.”  Since then, she has studied with Helmut Lachenmann, Chaya Czernowin, Brian Ferneyhough, and others, but she has retained her independent voice and energetic style.  Fure is inspired by subjects as disparate as neurological disease, the carnal impulses of animals, and the physicality of performing musicians.  The winner of the coveted Kranichsteiner Prize at the 2014 Darmstadt Festival, Fure will return to Darmstadt with ICE in 2016 for the premiere of a kinetic sculpture opera called The Force of Things, an excerpt of which will have its first hearing in this Portrait, which is her first major retrospective.

More info HERE

Rebekah Heller + Michael Nicolas
Jan
26
8:00 pm20:00

Rebekah Heller + Michael Nicolas

  • Abrons Art Center Underground Theater

Rebekah Heller and Michael Nicolas explore the sonic possibilities of the cello and bassoon, both as solo instruments and as duo partners, in this hour-long show featuring the music of Olga Neuwirth and Dai Fujikura, David Fulmer and Edgar Guzman.

MOre info HERE

 

Rebekah Heller + Michael Nicolas
Jan
23
4:00 pm16:00

Rebekah Heller + Michael Nicolas

  • UPtown Underground

Rebekah Heller and Michael Nicolas explore the sonic possibilities of the cello and bassoon, both as solo instruments and as duo partners, in this hour-long show featuring the music of Olga Neuwirth and Dai Fujikura, David Fulmer and Edgar Guzman.

More info HERE

Nov
17
Nov 20

ICE at National Sawdust

Dialogues!

Hot on the heels of their Paris tour, ICE teams up with legendary bassoonist, conductor, and curator Pascal Gallois to celebrate Pierre Boulez’s 90th birthday at National Sawdust. These four extraordinary concerts explore Boulez’s tremendous work through the most colorful prisms: his well-known masterpieces, his close creative dialogue with his peers, and his incalculable influence on younger composers.

More infö HERE