This season will feature more than 140 performances around the globe—including appearances on the world’s most important stages for contemporary music as well as in self-produced concerts that are free and open to the public. The ensemble will premiere more than 80 new works while sustaining and developing OpenICE, its flagship program for offering free and open access to the music of our time.
Through OpenICE we continue to connect with our communities through free and open access to adventurous programming; free presentations that account for more than half of our 180 programs this season. We extend free and open access to these performances on DigitICE, our online library of high-definition videos, to an ever growing virtual audience.
We have expanded our outreach to include EntICE, an education initiative launched last year which pairs composers and ICE musicians with youth ensembles in underserved communities across the country—to create and share brand new works together. We started with partnerships with Tania Leon and Youth Orchestra Los Angeles, and Marcos Balter and the People’s Music School in Chicago last year, and we're forging new relationships in the coming year with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra (SFSYO) and UpBeat NYC in the Bronx.