International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE): FOR THE BIRDS

A musical program presented by Mostly Mozart Festival in Association with Park Avenue Armory

August 12, 2012

This is a one concert event being held in the Armory’s first floor historic rooms by the contemporary musical ensemble, ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble). The program will travel, or migrate, between the Board of Officers Room, Mary Diver Room, Vestibule, Library and the Veterans Room.

The Concert is SOLD OUT.

Olivier Messiaen: Chant dans le style de Mozart
Olivier Messiaen: Theme and Variations
Jonathan Harvey: Tombeau de Messiaen
John Cage: Telephone and Birds
Alvin Lucier: Bird and Person Dying
Suzanne Farrin: For the Birds (World Premiere)
Olivier Messian: trumpet solo from From the Canyons to the Stars
George Lewis: Artificial Life
Kaija Saariaho: Terrestre

About ICE
The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), described by The New York Times as “one of the most adventurous and accomplished groups in new music,” is a chamber music ensemble made up of 30 dynamic and versatile young performers dedicated to advancing the music of our time. Through innovative programming, interdisciplinary collaborations, commissions by young composers, and performances in nontraditional venues, ICE brings together new music and new audiences.

Founded in 2001, ICE won first prize in the 2005 Chamber Music America/ASCAP Awards, and performs over 50 concerts a year in the U.S. and abroad. The ensemble released its first critically acclaimed CD on the Naxos label in 2007, and has recently released a new album on the New York-based New Focus Recordings label featuring works by Davidovsky, Lindberg, Saariaho, Du Yun, and Fujikura.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Preceding the Concert
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Colonel’s Room

John Schaefer will moderate The Music of Birds with a focus on birdsongs.

The Concert and Symposium are SOLD OUT.