Pregones Theater and 5BMF are pleased to partner with the EntICE initiative and the South Bronx-based youth music organization UpBeat NYC to present a showcase of new works performed by student musicians alongside members of ICE.
Introduced in 2015, EntICE unites leading composers with youth ensembles in new works to be performed side-by-side with members of the International Contemporary Ensemble. ICE’s musicians take young people – and their schools, families and communities – through the entire collaborative process of bringing premiere pieces to life.
For this special concert, instrumentalists from the International Contemporary Ensemble will collaborate with young musicians from UpBeat’s free, community programs for an exciting concert of new works.
Georges Aperghis: Rasch for viola and soprano saxophone
Clara Iannotta: Limun for violin, viola, and two page turners
Zach Sheets: from the Silhouette Quarry for violin and bassoon
Pauline Oliveros: Thirteen Changes
graphic score composed by students
Nicole Mitchell: Inescapable Spiral
Alice Teyssier – flute/voice
Rebekah Heller – bassoon
Ryan Muncy – saxophone
Josh Modney – violin
Wendy Richman – viola
Lead project support provided by Kimberly Germ-Cramer with additional support from Celia V. Martin and the Martin Family Charitable Foundation..
OpenICE is made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, 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, Pacific Harmony Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, 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.