The three brilliant ICE cellists unite! Featuring the cello in its modern magnificence, this program begins with a commissioned work for viola da gamba, and ends with all three cellists playing together for TWO local premieres. Kivie Cahn-Lipman, Katinka Kleijn, and Michael Nicolas together will become a six-armed shiva, inspiring worship of their glorious instrument!
Mario Diaz de León - Sumna for solo viola da gamba (2015)
Charles Wuorinen - Cello Variations II for solo cello (1975)
Kaija Saariaho - Petals for solo cello and electronics (1988)
Vincent Calianno - New Work for three cellos (2016, CHICAGO PREMIERE)
Amadeus Julian Regucera and Daniel Cullen - Open for three cellos and live electronics (2014)
Mario Diaz de León - New Work for three cellos (2016, CHICAGO PREMIERE)
OpenICE Chicago is made possible through lead support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation, alongside generous support from the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE Foundation), New Music USA, the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research at the Eastman School of Music, the National Endowment for the Arts, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.