Holder of this season's Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair, Jörg Widmann’s talents extend to his tremendous clarinet virtuosity and dynamic conducting style. Experience it all when he is joined by the International Contemporary Ensemble, praised by The New Yorker as “the new gold standard for new music.” Together they reveal the visceral power, energy, droll wit, and daring that make Widmann one of the most exciting voices of our time.
All Jörg Widmann program
Liebeslied for Eight Instruments
Air for Solo Horn
Etude No. 2 for Solo Violin
Quintet for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, and Piano
Three Shadow Dances for Solo Clarinet
Freie Stücke (Free Pieces)
International Contemporary Ensemble
Jörg Widmann, Conductor and Clarinet
Performances and commissioning activities during the 2019-20 concert season are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music Inc., Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, Amphion Foundation, Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Pacific Harmony Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, mediaThe foundation inc., 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 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.