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
26
8:00 PM20:00

ICE @ the RUBIN

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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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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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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
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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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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Apr
29
8:00 PM20:00

Abrons OpenICE | Wojtek Blecharz Preview

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

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METAFAGOTE | Album release show
Apr
26
8:30 PM20:30

METAFAGOTE | Album release show

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

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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

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Jun
9
to 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

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