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Marcos Balter Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre

  • Miller Theatre at Columbia University | New York 2960 Broadway (at 116th Street) New York New York (map)

“I am lucky to always know who will be premiering my works while I am writing them,” says Marcos Balter. It seems only fitting that this Portrait features ICE, for whom Balter has written numerous works spanning more than a decade. Wickedly humorous, colorful, and unapologetically sensual, Balter’s music has earned him a passionate following. These elements are showcased in a program that includes Descent from Parnassus and Codex Seraphinianus, two works written for ICE. Tickets $20-30.

David Bowlin, violin
Claire Chase, flute
David Fulmer, conductor

Violin Concerto (2016)
The Landscape of Fear (2015)
Codex Seraphinianus (2014)
Descent from Parnassus (2012)
Raw Item (2005)

Kyle Armbrust, viola
Nathan Davis, percussion
Peter Evans, trumpet
Jacob Greenberg, piano
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
Nicholas Houfek, lighting designer
Bridget Kibbey, harp
Katinka Kleijn, cello
Daniel Lippel, guitar
Levy Lorenzo, percussion
Nicholas Masterson, oboe
Josh Modney, violin
Ryan Muncy, saxophone
Joshua Rubin, clarinet
Alice Teyssier, flute


Major support for Composer Portraits is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.  

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, MAP Fund, Pew Charitable Trusts, 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.