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OpenICE #4 at the Chicago Cultural Center | Games of Extremes

  • Preston Bradley Hall Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington St. Chicago (map)

Joshua Rubin, clarinet
Jacob Greenberg, piano
Ross Karre, percussion

OpenICE continues to present audacious performances to all audiences at no cost at the Chicago Cultural Center's beautiful Preston Bradley Hall. In the series' fourth Chicago installment, clarinetist Joshua Rubin, pianist Jacob Greenberg, and percussionist Ross Karre present a program featuring pieces that represent the extremes of musical emotions. Using Hungarian composer György Kurtág's richly varied music as a baseline, this concert bounds from Mozart's warmth of expression, to the cool and collected music of Klaus Lang.

Alban Berg: Four Pieces, Op. 5, for clarinet and piano (1920)
W. A. Mozart: D Minor Fantasy, for piano (1782)
György Kurtág: Three Pieces, for clarinet and piano (1996)
György Kurtág: Játékok for piano (1973)
Olly Wilson: Echoes, for clarinet and tape (1974)
Klaus Lang: the whitebearded man. the six frogs., for piano and percussion (2008)
Felipe Lara: Livro dos Sonhos, for clarinet and piano (2004)

OpenICE is a program designed to bring every aspect of ICE’s music-making—performances, commissions, videos, workshops, hands-on educational activities, blogs, and community gatherings, as well as ICE’s work behind the scenes—out into the open for the benefit of new audiences, all free of charge. ICE's 2013-2014 OpenICE shows are produced in partnership with Chicago DCASE.