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OpenICE at Abrons Arts Center | Abrons Centenary Concert #1: Smythe/Evans, Wolff, Zorn

  • Abrons Arts Center 466 Grand Street New York, NY, 10002 United States (map)

ICE celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Henry Street Settlement with three concerts representing the best of New York's new music.

This show features brand new works by some of New York's best-known composers, commissioned by ICE: the World Premiere of a new collaborative piece by trumpet virtuoso Peter Evans and brilliant pianist/improvisor Cory Smythe, a woodwind quintet unlike any other by downtown legend John Zorn, and a beautiful and touching tribute to Pete Seeger by experimental music pioneer Christian Wolff.

International Contemporary Ensemble
David Fulmer, conductor

Concert #1:

Cory Smythe/Peter Evans: New Work TBA WORLD PREMIERE (2015)
John Zorn: Il n'y a plus de firmament, for woodwind quintet (2014)
Christian Wolff: Pete, for chamber ensemble (2014) NEW YORK PREMEIRE

This concert is presented FREE through OpenICE.


Claire Chase, flute
Joshua Rubin, clarinet
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
David Byrd-Marrow, horn
Nicholas Masterson, oboe
Peter Evans, trumpet
Ryan Muncy, sax
Cory Smythe, piano
Dan Lippel, guitar
Erik Carlson, violin


OpenICE is a program designed to bring every aspect of ICE’s music-making—performances, commissions, videos, workshops, hands-on educational activities, blogs, and community gatherings, as well as ICE’s work behind the scenes—out into the open for the benefit of new audiences, all free of charge.