International Contemporary Ensemble [ICE]: Winter OpenICE Weekend

OpenICE keeps exploring new work and presenting it completely free of cost to audiences.  This week-long residency at the Abrons Arts Center’s Underground space, a classic and charming black-box theatre, presents concerts, workshops, and open rehearsals.  

Wednesday, March 1
Afternoon TBA: Open Workshop with composer Monte Weber

Thursday, March 2
Open rehearsals

Friday, March 3
12 – 3 PM Instrument Building Workshop
8 PM OpenICE Concert: New Music for Electronic Instruments | Reserve free tickets »
feat. Levy Lorenzo, Monte Weber, Dennis Sullivan, Viola Yip, and electronics OpenICE students with composer Monte Weber

Saturday, March 4
8 PM OpenICE solo sets feat. Nuiko Wadden and Gareth Flowers | Reserve free tickets »

Sunday, March 5
6 PM OpenICE solo sets feat. Alice Teyssier and Ryan Muncy | Reserve free tickets
Gareth Flowers, trumpet
Nicholas Houfek, lighting designer
Levy Lorenzo, electronics
Ryan Muncy, saxophone
Joshua Rubin, clarinet
Alice Teyssier, flute and voice
Nuiko Wadden, harp

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) is an artist collective committed to transforming the way music is created and experienced. As performer, curator, and educator, ICE explores how new music intersects with communities across the world. The ensemble’s 35 members are featured as soloists, chamber musicians, commissioners, and collaborators with the foremost musical artists of our time. Emerging composers have anchored ICE’s programming since its founding in 2001, and the group’s recordings and digital platforms highlight the many voices that weave music’s present.

“America’s foremost new-music group”
Alex Ross

“bracing, illuminating, reassuring”
– Financial Times 

“the new gold standard for new music”
– The New Yorker 

“extraordinary”
– The New York Times

OpenICE at Abrons | Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Hvolf from ICE on Vimeo.
Credit: OpenICE at Abrons | Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Hvolf

OpenICE, a series of free public concerts by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), is made possible by support from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.