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OpenICE at Constellation Chicago | ICEcommons Chicago Initiative

  • Constellation Chicago 3111 N Western Ave Chicago, IL 60618 (map)


International Contemporary Ensemble

SUN, DECEMBER 2, 2018, 8:30 PM



After several months of exploring works on ICEcommons and reaching out to composers, the ICEcommons Chicago Initiative is excited to announce the program for its first concert on December 2nd at Constellation Chicago! The program features a number of composers discovered through ICEcommons, a strong representation of Chicago-based composers, and a whole swath of faces that are new to the International Contemporary Ensemble! Please check out these composers' works on ICEcommons and join us on December 2nd for what promises to be an evening of fantastic music! Check out the links below to the selected pieces on

Michele Abondano: Infinitely Ethereal for solo bassoon
Alican Camci: Valse Triste Redux for violin and piano
Jenna Lyle: H.O.V. for one cello, two players (world premiere)
Owen Davis: n2 for saxophone and violin
Tom Kelly: Be Still Mobius for clarinet, bassoon, and cello


Sam Scranton: MAGICICADA BROOD XIII: All Aboard for Fun Time for four performers
Lisa Atkinson: corpse song for saxophone and bass clarinet
Tonia Ko: Hum Phenomenon for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano
Jessie Cox: Quantify for six players

Featuring Katinka Kleijn, Ryan Muncy, Cory Smythe, Jennifer Curtis, Ben Roidl-Ward, and Zachary Good.

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.

Earlier Event: November 27
ICE Residency at University of Michigan
Later Event: December 3
ICE Residency at Cornell University