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ICE returns to Chicago for its next iteration of OpenICE, featuring four days of free programming from February 17 to 20. The weekend launches OpenICE’s partnership with the Rebuild Foundation, and concludes with a special President's Day presentation of Tyshawn Sorey's Perle Noire: Meditations on Joséphine, a re-imagining of Josephine Baker’s work, featuring acclaimed soprano Julia Bullock. Throughout the four days, ICE presents open rehearsals, discussions and workshops in collaboration with Chicago-based composer Morgan Krauss and Stony Island Arts Bank resident artists Train and Maggie Brown, as well as engagement activities with Glass Lantern Slides, a collection of over 60,000 slides from the University of Chicago’s Department of Art History housed at the Stony Island Arts Bank.

Friday, February 17 @ Stony Island Arts Bank "Smart Room"
6760 S. Stony Island Ave., Chicago, IL 60649

1 - 2:30 PM Open Rehearsals
2:30 - 4 PM Workshop with Morgan Krauss
4 - 6 PM Glass Lantern improvisation session with resident artists Train and Maggie Brown

Saturday, February 18 @ Dorchester Arts and Housing Collaborative 
1456 E. 70th St., Chicago, IL 60637

10 AM - 12 PM Workshop with Morgan Krauss
1 - 3:30 PM Open rehearsals

Sunday, February 19 @ Chicago Cultural Center 
78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602

3 PM OpenICE Concert
Édgar Guzmán (b. 1981): Low End DJ for bassoon, cello and tape
Suzanne Farrin: l’onde della non vostra for oboe
Jason Eckardt (b. 1971): Asarum canadense: Wild Ginger for bassoon (4')
Arlene Sierra (b. 1970): Cricket-Viol for singing violist (3')
Walter Zimmermann (b. 1949): Marginalie: The Paradoxes of Love for soprano and soprano saxophone (6')
Salvatore Sciarrino (b. 1947): Muro d'orizzonte for alto flute, English horn and bass clarinet (10')
Drew Baker (b. 1978): Nox for unspecified instrumentation (tutti) (12')
featuring Alice Teyssier (flute/voice), James Austin Smith (oboe), Campbell Macdonald (clarinet), Ryan Muncy (saxophone), Rebekah Heller (bassoon), Wendy Richman (viola) and Katinka Kleijn (cello)

Monday, February 20 @ Stony Island Arts Bank

6 PM Perle Noire: Meditations on Joséphine (event page)


This event is made possible by the generous support of The A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, as well as contributions from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Earlier Event: February 16
OpenICE in Fort Wayne
Later Event: February 20
Perle Noire: Meditations on Joséphine