International Contemporary Ensemble presents two commissions, a world premiere by Mazz Swift and an NYC premiere of Murat Çolak’s LAV. The program also features works by Akiko Yamane, Brittany J. Green, Tyshawn Sorey, Yaz Lancaster, Aliya Ultan, and Katinka Kleijn.
With a commitment to cultivating a more curious and engaged society through music, the International Contemporary Ensemble – as a commissioner and performer at the highest level – amplifies creators whose work propels and challenges how music is made and experienced.
The Ensemble has become a leading force in new music throughout the last 20 years, having premiered over 1,000 works and having been a vehicle for the workshop and performance of thousands of works by student composers across the U.S. The Ensemble’s composer-collaborators—many who were unknown at the time of their first Ensemble collaboration—have fundamentally shaped its creative ethos and have continued to highly visible and influential careers, including MacArthur Fellow Tyshawn Sorey; long-time Ensemble collaborator, founding member, and 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winner Du Yun; and the Ensemble’s founder, 2012 MacArthur Fellow, and first-ever flutist to win Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Prize, Claire Chase.
“America’s foremost new-music group” –The New Yorker
A livestream will be available free of charge at 8pm on the day of the performance and archived for future viewing. Watch below or on YouTube.