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International Contemporary Ensemble: OpenICE

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Photograph: Armen Elliot
International Contemporary Ensemble
Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement, Lower East Side Until Saturday January 31 2015 Free
An institution as enterprising as it is musically audacious, ICE brings back one of its most populist initiatives this week: OpenICE, a three-night series of free concerts. The opening set on Jan 29 brings works by Christian Wolff and John Zorn, in addition to a collaborative piece that features two ensemble members (the pianist Cory Smyth and trumpter Peter Evans). On Jan 30, an ensemble that includes flutist Claire Chase plays a set of recent compositions by George Lewis, Pauline Oliveros and Zorn. The final set on Jan 31 brings more items from Oliveros and Zorn, as well as a piece by the improvisatory team ExclusiveOr. Reservations are encouraged and can be made online at iceorg.org.
Venue name: Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement
Contact:
Address: 466 Grand St
New York
10002
Cross street: at Pitt St
Opening hours: Tue–Fri 10am–10pm, Sat 9am–10pm, Sun 11am–6pm
Transport: Subway: B, D to Grand St; F to Delancey St; J, Z, M to Delancey–Essex Sts
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