This intimate depiction of legendary singer Josephine Baker features new music by brilliant multi-instrumentalist and composer Tyshawn Sorey. The Naumburg Award–winning soprano Julia Bullock, long associated with Baker’s music, guides the narrative. The New York Times calls the piece “one of the most important works of art yet to emerge from the era of Black Lives Matter."
Julia Bullock, soprano
Tyshawn Sorey, composer, drums, percussion, and piano
Alice Teyssier, flutes
Ryan Muncy, saxophones
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
Jennifer Curtis, violin
Daniel Lippel, guitar
ICE’s 2015-16 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.