ALL ADVANCED RESERVATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM HAVE BEEN CLAIMED (All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, and so seats may become available at that time. A stand-by line will form at 111 Amsterdam Ave. one hour before the program.)
The Mostly Mozart Festival presents IFCA Composer Portraits at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The International Contemporary Ensemble performs the music of Anahita Abbasi, Aida Shirazi, and Niloufar Nourbakhsh from the Iranian Female Composers Association. This concert will be preceded by a mini-documentary about the composers. The event will be free as a part of the OpenICE initiative.
Aida Shirazi: longing for a distant memory
Anahita Abbasi: Seven Impressions
Bahar Royaee: Tombstone
Farnaz Modarresifar: Polaris
Farzia Fallah: …und dann befreit..?
Niloufar Nourbakhsh: Firing Squad
Shiva Feshareki: VENUS/ZOHREH
Alice Teyssier, voice
Christa Robinson, oboe
Joshua Rubin, clarinet
Campbell MacDonald, clarinet
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
Ryan Muncy, saxophone
Cory Smythe, piano
Ross Karre, percussion
Josh Modney, violin
Michelle Ross, violin
Kyle Armbrust, viola
Kivie Cahn-Lipman, cello
Maciej Lewandowski, fixed media
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, 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, 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. The International Contemporary Ensemble is the Ensemble in Residence of the Nokia Bell Labs Experiments in Art and Technology. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.