Members of ICE, the International Contemporary Ensemble, will be in residence at Mount Holyoke February 10-11. On Saturday, February 10, there will be three master classes and mini-recitals in the Warbeke Room, Pratt Hall, with violinist David Bowlin (2 pm), flutist Claire Chase (3:30 pm), and pianist Jacob Greenberg (5 pm). On Sunday, February 11, ICE will present a concert at 4 pm in McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Hall, featuring 8 Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies and music by John Cage and Harrison Birtwistle. All events, funded by the John Martyn Warbeke Memorial Fund, are free and open to the public.
ICE is a 30-member flexible chamber group comprised of dynamic, accomplished young musicians and composers in New York City and Chicago, including Kivie Cahn-Lipman, cellist and faculty member at Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges. ICE exists to create, perform, and advance contemporary music through innovative programming, commissions, multimedia collaborations, and a commitment to performing in nontraditional venues. Founded in 2001, ICE has rapidly established itself as one of the leading new-music ensembles of its generation, winning first prize in the 2005 Chamber Music America/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming, one of the country's highest honors for performers and presenters of classical music. The ensemble has given more than 200 world premieres and has performed the music of young composers from 15 different countries.
For more information please contact Michèle Scanlon or at 413-538-2306.