This OpenICE spring awakening features a multitude of premieres by Chaya Czernowin, Mario Diaz de Leon, and Helmut Lachenmann, along with commission workshops and new works by Sabrina Schroeder and Wojtek Blecharz. The acclaimed Ensemble Itinéraire joins ICE from Paris to collaborate on this weekend of free presented events.
The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) is an artist collective committed to transforming the way music is created and experienced. As performers, curators, and educators, ensemble members explore how new music intersects with communities across the world. ICE'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.