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OpenICE Library Festival | Collecting Nathan Davis

  • New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Vincent Astor Gallery Amsterdam Avenue entrance New York, NY (map)

Join us as we celebrate the album release of Nathan Davis’s Hagoromo on Tundra Records! Recorded live at BAM’s Next Wave Festival in 2015, this album showcases ICE with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, conducted by Nicholas DeMaison.

For this special release event, flutist Claire Chase and bassoonist Rebekah Heller play extended excerpts from the opera, as well as Nathan’s On Speaking a Hundred Names, which provided inspiration for the work.

Nathan Davis’ original score was created through ICE’s First Page commissioning program in memory of Claude Arpels and thanks to the lead support of Van Cleef & Arpels, Marisa Arpels, and Claude J. Arpels. Libretto by Brendan Pelsue commissioned by American Opera Projects. Hagoromo received production development support from American Dance Institute (ADI)’s Incubator residency program. Original production conceived and directed by David Michalek.

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.