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ICEstorm at The Stone | Kyle Armbrust and Kivie Cahn-Lipman

  • The Stone Avenue C and 2nd St. New York, NY 10009 (map)

ICE's week-long residency at the Stone includes 12 unique concerts programmed and performed by ICE's all-star line-up of soloists. Join us for an explosion of new music at John Zorn's Lower East Side epicenter of experimental sound in New York.

March 4th - March 9th
Twelve Sets

ICE cellist Kivie Cahn-Lipman and violist Kyle Armbrust play a sampler of old music and new, with selections by Bach, Kodaly, Webern, Saariaho, and Guzmán.  Special guest appearance by pianist Jacob Greenberg.

Kyle Armbrust started playing the viola at age three. Since giving his New York solo debut with Kurt Masur and the Juilliard Orchestra in Avery Fisher Hall, he has created a multi-dimensional career performing and recording a wide range of music. The New York Times has described him as “assured, brilliant, and stylish…” and the New York Post called him “musically mature, technically sound...” As soloist, Kyle has performed with The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Lake George Chamber Orchestra, Maple City Chamber Orchestra, and Woodstock Festival Orchestra. An active proponent of contemporary music, Kyle has worked with Elliot Carter, Mario Davidovsky, Osvaldo Golijov, Steve Reich, Charles Wuorinen, and others. He first performed with the International Contemporary Ensemble in 2011 as part of the Tully SCOPE Festival, then again in Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and he participated in the Carlos Iturralde ICElab in February 2012. Kyle also performs with Argento Ensemble and the Orchestra of the League of Composers. In addition to his other activities, Kyle is currently the assistant principal viola of the New Jersey Symphony, principal viola of the Westchester Philharmonic, and a founding member of the Knights Chamber Orchestra. He is a substitute member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Philadelphia Orchestra.

Kivie Cahn-Lipman holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard School, and he is a Doctoral candidate at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.   He is the founding cellist of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and the director of the new period-instrument ensemble ACRONYM.  From 2005-2012 he was a Lecturer in Music in a full-time position shared between Mount Holyoke College and Smith College. Kivie has recorded on the New Focus, Naxos, Bridge, New Amsterdam, Tzadik, Kairos, Mode, ECM, and Nonesuch labels.  His first solo CD, J.S. Bach's complete Cello Suites, was released by New Focus Recordings in 2013.  Kivie is spearheading an early-music imprint of New Focus (called Old Focus Recordings), which will launch in early 2014, presenting a disc of the complete viol consort music of David Funck, along with ACRONYM's two debut CDs: the "Alphabet Sonatas" of Johann Pezel and instrumental works by Antonio Bertali.  Upcoming recordings include a disc of solo cello and chamber music by Kaija Saariaho. As a chamber musician, Kivie has performed in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall, Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and Rose Theatre, and other major venues on three continents, as well as live on WNYC 93.9 in New York and WFMT 98.7 in Chicago.   He has been a faculty member at the Cortona Sessions for New Music in Cortona, Italy, since 2012. Kivie plays a 2003 William Whedbee cello, and additionally performs on electric cello, Baroque and piccolo cellos, bass and tenor viols, viola d'amore, and lirone.