ICE is thrilled to return to the gorgeous Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, for the second annual installment of Ensemble Evolution.
Ensemble Evolution explores a full range of ensemble playing. Participants will perform established repertoire—featured this summer will be Olivier Messiaen’s Des Canyons aux Étoiles and Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s In the Light of Air—along with world premieres by composers George Lewis, Vivian Fung, Sabrina Schroeder, and Peter Evans.
Over the course of the residency, participants will take over the responsibility for programming, rehearsing, and producing the concerts, resulting in a completely participant-driven day long festival at the culmination of the program.
WEEK THREE EVENTS:
Tuesday, July 03, 7:30 PM
Kinnear Centre 3rd Floor Dance Studio #303
MORTON FELDMAN: FOR PHILIP GUSTON
Claire Chase, Cory Smythe and Steven Schick perform this 4 ½-hour, meditative paean to the painter Philip Guston. Come to the KC303 studio and meditate on these beautiful sounds as daylight turns to twilight.
Saturday, July 07, 1:00 - 6:00 PM
Music & Sound Building
SUMMER MUSIC OPEN STUDIOS: ENSEMBLE EVOLUTION
At the close of each summer music program participants open their spaces to the public to share their talents and developed work. Learn more bout Banff Centres summer music programs and the creative process at these truly unique events. This first ARCade of the season will feature the faculty and participants of Ensemble Evolution.
Saturday, July 07, 7:30 PM
Rolston Recital Hall
WORLD PREMIERES BY VIVIAN FUNG, SABRINA SCHROEDER, AND MICHAEL OESTERLE
This concert features faculty members including Aiyun Huang performing Fung's new work, and bassoonist Rebekah Heller performing a work with electronics by Schroeder.
ICE’s 2017-18 performances and commissioning activities are 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.