About OpenICE

OpenICE aims to share the most essential elements of ICE's working process--creation, collaboration, and performance--with a wider audience, through free concert and activity programming.  

On the heels of a blockbuster season of OpenICE, the musicians of ICE catalyze a flurry of activity as they take up residency at the Abrons Arts Center (New York City) and Constellation (Chicago) for the 2017-18 season. ICE will team with these partner presenters' engagement staff to turn the venues into open spaces for experimentation. OpenICE invites the audience to participate in the creative process through open rehearsals and discussions, where questions about the works and the collaborations will be welcome and encouraged. High quality documentation of OpenICE activities feed a growing online archive of content, which is free for all to explore on digitice.org.  

The 2017-18 OpenICE season launched September 5 - 10 with a celebration of five years of OpenICE at the Abrons Arts Center, with concerts and education events at Abrons' historic Playhouse. Upcoming OpenICE events are listed below.

Would you like to sponsor a new work to be premiered at a free OpenICE event? Create an opportunity through First Page, ICE's new commissioning initiative! For more info, email Bridgid Bergin at bridgid@iceorg.org.

OpenICE 2016-2017

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