Façades | ICE with John Adams at the Green Center

October 27, 2012 | 9:00pm
Weill Hall, Green Music Center
1801 E Cotati Ave
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
John Adams, guest conductor
Jeffrey Kahane, piano

Renowned composer John Adams occupies an important place in the world of American music. As one of the most performed of any living American composer, his operas (Nixon in China, The Death of Klinghoffer) and large-scale symphonic works have met with great acclaim worldwide. In this one night only event, he conducts the International Contemporary Ensemble in works by Stravinsky, Philip Glass, and John Adams, along with the jazz band arrangement of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue featuring Jeffrey Kahane as piano soloist.

ICE's highly-praised recording of John Adams' Son of Chamber can be found at Nonesuch Records


Igor Stravinsky: L'histoire du soldat, for clarinet, bassoon, cornet, trombone, violin, bass, and percussion (1918)
Philip Glass: Façades, for solo sax, solo clarinet; violins, violas, cello, and bass (1981)
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, for solo piano and ensemble (Original Jazz Band arrangement) (1924)
John Adams: Son of Chamber Symphony, for chamber ensemble (2007)