Dec
21
5:30 PM17:30

John Adams' El Niño @ the MET Cloisters

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

Bring the Kids for $1.

More info HERE

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Dec
1
to Dec 5

ICE residency at Cornell

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
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 8:00pm
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts 
430 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
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Programs:

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.

From ICE:
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

https://www.iceorg.org/events/2018/12/3/ice-residency-at-cornell-university

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Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Du Yun COMPOSER PORTRAIT

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.

more info here: https://www.iceorg.org/events/2018/11/15/du-yun-composer-portrait-at-miller-theatre

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Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

ICE at ROULETTE — a Polish Independence Celebration

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.


More info here: https://www.iceorg.org/events/2018/11/11/100-for-100-musical-decades-of-freedom

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Nov
5
7:30 PM19:30

Rebekah @ Insights at the Atrium

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

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Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

ICE @ the RUBIN

  • San Francisco Conservatory of music (map)
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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

More info Here: https://www.iceorg.org/events/2018/10/26/the-fourth-biennial-rubin-institute-for-music-criticism-at-the-san-francisco-conservatory

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Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

METAFAGOTE at the University of Michigan

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

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Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

ICE at Hidejiro Honjo at the Japan Society

Listen to Hidejiro Honjoh, young shamisen prodigy and disciple of Hidetaro Honjoh, create this traditional instrument's 21st-century voice in an evening featuring living composers from the U.S. and Japan. Joined by members of the most sought-after contemporary music group International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Hidejiro delivers three world premieres composed by Grammy-nominee Vijay IyerNathan Davis and Yu Kuwabara. The program also includes pieces by Yuji Takahashi and Dai Fujikura, along with the U.S. premiere of the full score of Scott Johnson's Up and Back for shamisen, electric guitar, cello and piano. 

Piano: Phyllis Chen
Dulcimer/Percussion: Nathan Davis
Bassoon: Rebekah Heller
Cello: Katinka Kleijn
Electric Guitar: Scott Johnson

More info here: https://www.japansociety.org/event/hidejiro-honjoh-x-ice-shamisen-evolution

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Mar
4
3:00 PM15:00

ICE with SFSYO

EntICE, ICE's education program of collaborations with youth orchestras around the country, continues with our inaugural partnership with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra.  This concert will be the culmination of several visits to the orchestra, during which ICE members lend their expertise and leadership in the process of creating a brand-new commissioned work, to be performed side by side with the student players.  Stay tuned for details.

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Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

ANN CLEARE COMPOSER PORTRAIT AT MILLER THEATRE

Addressing themes that range from darkness and isolation to perception and discovery, Ann Cleare has an uncanny ability to translate our innermost experiences and emotions through music. But the spatial and visual aspects of sound excite her, too, as in the multi-dimensional eyam iv (Pluto’s Farthest Moons). International Contemporary Ensemble presents some of the young Irish composer’s most striking works, including the square of yellow light that is your window, inspired by fellow Irish artist Oscar Wilde.

Dorchadas for ensemble
the square of yellow light that is your window for alto saxophone, piano, electric guitar, and percussion
New Work for voice, bassoon, viola, cello, bass, and guitar  
eyam iv for contrabass flute and ensemble

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Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

ICE @ Amherst

ICE continues our tour of excellent New England colleges with this short residency at Amherst.  The visit will culminate with a concert featuring Wojtek Blecharz's Music for Invisible Places—an OpenICE commission—and Pauline Oliveros's Environmental Dialogue, an ICE specialty.  

More info here: https://www.iceorg.org/events/2017/9/6/event-title-njzmj

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Jun
8
to 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

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May
12
to May 13

Silent Voices - ICE + BYC

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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

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