The Newport Contemporary Music Festival brings an ambitious rarity to the stage, Pierre Boulez’s spatially conceived Répons for large ensemble. The virtuoso solo piano, percussion, dulcimer, and harp parts are played by members of ICE who have deep experience with Boulez and his endlessly colorful idiom. The midsummer festival should be an ideal time for New England audiences to devote their ears to this masterwork!
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 National Endowment for the Arts, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, The Amphion Foundation, The Pacific Harmony Foundation, The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, The Irving Harris Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Casement Fund, the BMI Foundation, 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 Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and with the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.