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OpenICE at Constellation Chicago featuring ICEcommons

  • Constellation Chicago 3111 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL, 60618 United States (map)

Our free OpenICE performances continue in Chicago! ICE presents two great Chicago-based composers and two brilliant contributors to ICEcommons.

Sam Pluta and Jeff Snyder first contributed to ICElab in 2014, and have written for the ensemble ever since. Jacob Greenberg plays a local premiere of a solo piano piece by Aida Shirazi, a member of the Iranian Female Composers’ Association. Rebekah Heller performs an inventive solo bassoon piece by Jessie Cox, who ICE first worked with at Northwestern University. Constellation Chicago hosts us once again for this exciting lineup. 

Program includes:
Sam Pluta and Jeff Snyder: Modules for ensemble
Aida Shirazi: Albumblatt for solo piano (2017)
Jessie Cox: Form Content Negotiation for solo bassoon (2018)

ICE shares the program with Architeuthis Walks on Land, the amazing duo of Chicago bassoonist Katherine Young and San Diego violist Amy Cimini.

From ICE:
Peter Evans, trumpet
Nate Wooley, trumpet
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
Ross Karre, percussion
Jacob Greenberg, piano
Ryan Muncy, saxophone

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.