SAT / JUNE 1, 2019
Experimentation is around every bend and corner of Walt Disney Concert Hall in our daylong festival. Look for pop-up performances from top new-music ensembles from around the country.
ICE program includes:
Ann Cleare: Teeth of Light, Tongue of Waves
George Lewis: New Work for ensemble and electronics
Works from the National Composers Intensive
Rebekah joins many esteemed musicians to be a faculty member at the two week summer program in Vermont, New Music on the Point.
Amy Williams (Artistic Director, composer-in-residence, piano)
JACK Quartet (ensemble-in-residence)
Tony Arnold (voice)
Erin Rogers (saxophone)
Rebekah Heller (bassoon)
Jan Williams (percussion)
Natacha Diels (composition)
Felipe Lara (composition)
Huang Ruo (composition)
The New Music On The Point Festival encourages imaginative collaboration among composers, instrumentalists, and singers
Honoring the brilliance, daring, courage, and tragedies of Josephine Baker. Conceived by Peter Sellars, featuring soprano Julia Bullock, with original music by Tyshawn Sorey and texts by Claudia Rankine. With the International Contemporary Ensemble.
Alice Teyssier, flutes
Ryan Muncy, saxophone
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
Jennifer Curtis, violin
Daniel Lippel, guitar
ICE continues its collaboration with the innovative composers of New York University, who are experts in the latest music technology. On Monday, April 8, graduate composers are featured in a program of world premieres. On Wednesday, April 10, NYU Intermedia co-curates an event.
The Ensemble’s UMS debut features mechanical instruments that have had a place in music history: organ (in this case, Hill Auditorium’s Frieze Memorial Organ), harmonium, harpsichord, music boxes, carillons, and electronic instruments. In Plain Air is a composition in four movements for organ, ensemble, electronics, and customized instruments designed to bring the sonic properties of a large organ into a contemporary concert context, with members providing sonic liaisons to the organ and its rich color combinations. The work also abstracts and layers a historical lineage of mechanical instruments inspired by the organ and its role in communal music-making. The result? A journey through a diverse landscape of timbres, instrumental scales, and sonic spaces both public and private.
Tix Here: https://tickets.ums.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=3866
Rebekah joins other NYC artists in a piece for woodwinds by Sarah Hennies, produced by the music collective, Queer Trash
Rebekah heads back to Miami for an intensive week of coaching, lessons and classes with the talented fellows of the New World Symphony.
She will also join bassoon fellow Bee Ungar in creating a community-oriented event of new bassoon music on January 22 at the New World Center on Miami Beach.
Rebekah joins ICE members and Julia Bullock, soprano, in this powerful work by Tyshawn Sorey
Rebekah joins ICE members and Julia Bullock, soprano, in this powerful work by Tyshawn Sorey, presented on the magical Grand Staircase at the MET museum.
Rebekah joins an all-star cast and chamber ensemble for an all-new chamber music version of contemporary master John Adams's Christmas oratorio, El Niño, arranged for the forces of the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC) and adapted for the intimate setting of The Met Cloisters.
Julia Bullock, soprano
J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano
Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor
American Modern Opera Company (AMOC)
Christian Reif, conductor
Also on Saturday, December 22, 5:30 pm
Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players present
International Contemporary Ensemble: CU Music
Monday, December 3, 2018 at 8:00pm
Telluride House, 217 Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
CCCP presents International Contemporary Ensemble for a concert of music showcasing the performative aspect of sound. ICE comes to the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts for a concert of music rooted in the performative aspect of sound as a means of theatricality. The way in which sound is produced and listened to within the concert hall is a grand performance in itself. ICE and Cornell composers will work to toy with different notions of sound production and the volatile relationship between performativity, theater, and sound. This event would enhance the musical aesthetics of the Ithaca community and invite both musicians and the general public to find a true understanding of the musical context of today while exploring the unique voices found within Cornell’s distinguished composition department.
Joshua Rubin, bass clarinet
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
Lizzie Burns, double bas
Works by Miles Friday, Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei, Sergio Cote, Barry Sharp and Piyawat Louilarppraser
The 2017 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Music for her opera Angel’s Bone, Du Yun is a multifaceted artist—composer, multi-instrumentalist, performance artist, and curator. Her music is adventurous and daring; it embraces orchestral, theatrical, pop music, storytelling, cabaret, and visual arts influences, and reflects her social activism. She avidly collaborates with International Contemporary Ensemble, of which she was a founding member, for an evening of recent works.
In celebration of the centennial of Polish independence, the International Contemporary Ensemble partners with the Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne (PWM Edition), Polish Cultural Institute New York, and Adam Mickiewicz to present 100 for 100. Musical Decades of Freedom. Steven Schick will lead performances of works by five contemporary Polish composers: Agata Zubel, Paweł Mykietyn, Lidia Zielinska, Tadeusz Wielecki, and Aleksander Nowak.
How is new music adapting to and challenging contemporary culture? The Marie-Josée Kravis Creative Partner Nadia Sirota; bassoonist / International Contemporary Ensemble co-artistic director Rebekah Heller; and Philharmonic Vice President, Artistic Planning, Isaac Thompson survey the state of new music in New York City and consider its future.
More info here: https://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/1819/insights-nov05
Rebekah performs an Epic 6-channel version of Metafagote, by Felipe Lara, and and Ashely Fure’s Trio for bassoon, trumpet and bass, Library on Lightening, with Brandon Lopez and Nate Wooley on this evening of new works curated by Nate Wooley.
More info here — https://issueprojectroom.org/artist/nate-wooley-0
Rebekah is joined by ICE colleagues Isabel Gleicher, flute, Joshua Rubin, clarinet, and Ryan Muncy, saxophone, in a concert of music featuring composers Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Seth Cluett, Michele Abondonado, Mario Diaz de Leon and Wojtek Blecharz
International Contemporary Ensemble in residence at the University of Michigan from October 17-20.
Rebekah, Ross Karre and Tyshawn Sorey will perform, present masterclasses, and give talks during this period.
Rebekah will also perform a solo recital on October 20, featuring Felipe Lara’s epic, Metafagote, alongside members of the University of Michicgan bassoon studio, led by Professor Jeffrey Lyman