For the grand finale of the OpenICE mini-marathon on April 30, a party bus takes audience members from The Promontory to PianoForte Chicago, downtown Chicago's premiere piano store and concert space. Brilliant jazz pianist Craig Taborn teams up with Grammy-winning ICE pianist Cory Smythe for a unique two-piano duo show of improvisations, original pieces, and a special appearance from a third keyboard tuned a quarter-tone flat! More program details TBA.
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.