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OpenICE at Abrons Arts Center | Abrons Centenary Concert #2: Music of Lewis, Zorn and Oliveros

  • 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 program features new music by some of New York's best-known composers, commissioned by ICE:  George Lewis' Born Obbligato, a piece inspired by the delicate chamber music of Beethoven's Septet, a piece by legendary New York experimentalist Pauline Oliveros, and John Zorn's Baudelaires, scored for an evocative band including harpsichord and guitar.

International Contemporary Ensemble
David Fulmer, conductor

Concert #2:

George Lewis: Born Obbligato (2013)
Pauline Oliveros: work TBD
John Zorn: Baudelaires (2013)

This concert is presented FREE through OpenICE.


Erik Carlson, violin
Miranda Cuckson, viola
Kivie Cahn-Lipman, cello
Tony Flynt, bass
Claire Chase, flute
Joshua Rubin, clarinet
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
David Byrd-Marrow, horn
Cory Smythe, piano
Dan Lippel, guitar


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.