Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi is Iyer’s collaboration with the filmmaker Prashant Bhargava: a ravishing, impressionistic nod to Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, filmed in northern India, and performed by Iyer with ICE, conducted by Steven Schick.
Opening the evening is Cliff Colnot's arrangement for ICE of The Rite of Spring, reducing the mammoth orchestration of Stravinsky's original to no-less-explosive chamber music.
“Radhe Radhe is a richly successful creative expression…visually and sonically dazzling collaboration…here’s hoping that many viewers and audiences get a chance to experience Holi through Bhargava and Iyer’s eyes and ears.” –National Public Radio
“[one of] today’s most important pianists… extravagantly gifted… brilliantly eclectic” – The New Yorker on Vijay Iyer
ICE’s 2016-17 performances and commissioning activities are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Howard Gilman Foundation, The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, French American Cultural Exchange (FACE Foundation), the A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, New Music USA, The Amphion Foundation, The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Concinnity Fund, The Casement Fund, the BMI Foundation, the Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research at the Eastman School of Music, a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.