The International Contemporary Ensemble Artistic Directors return to University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance to collaborate with composer and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey. Rebekah Heller and Ross Karre will present performances on- and off-campus featuring works by Pauline Oliveros, Nathan Davis, and Mario Diaz De Leon, in anticipation of the midwest premiere of the ensemble's newest collaborative work, In Plain Air, composed by Phyllis Chen and Nathan Davis. Davis, Chen, and Sorey are this year's William Bolcom Scholars.
Performances and commissioning activities during the 2018-19 concert season are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, Amphion Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Pacific Harmony Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Casement Fund, BMI Foundation, 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 Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.