ICE at the 2017 Ojai Music Festival

June 8 to June 11, 2017
Multiple Venues in Ojai, California

ICE at the 2017 Ojai Music Festival

ICE returns to the Ojai Music Festival for its third consecutive summer!  2017 Festival programming will feature the world premiere of a commissioned violin concerto by Vijay Iyer for violinist Jennifer Koh; the West Coast premiere of George Lewis’ Afterword: The AACM (as) Opera, based on his award-winning book A Power Stronger than Itself; Stravinsky’s Le Sacré du Printemps in a new arrangement for ICE by Cliff Colnot; and Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi – film by Prashant Bhargava with music by Vijay Iyer, performed with ICE.

Festival Schedule:


2:00-5:00pm | Ojai Valley Community Church (907 El Centro St)
Ojai Talks 
Part I: The Art of Improvisation with Vijay Iyer and Ara Guzelimian
Part II: Music in the Community with guest panelists moderated by Ara Guzelimian 

8:00-10:00pm | Libbey Bowl
Evening Concert
VIJAY IYER: Emergence (American Premiere)                                    
Vijay Iyer, piano | Stephan Crumpbass | Tyshawn Soreydrums | ICE | Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble | Steven Schickconductor 

IYER: Violin Concerto (World Premiere)
Commissioned by Ojai Music Festival, Cal Performances at UC Berkeley, and Boston Symphony Orchestra)
Jennifer Kohviolin | ICE Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble | Steven Schick, conductor
Special thanks to Helen and Justus Schichtling for underwriting support

Vijay Iyer, piano | Wadada Leo Smithtrumpet


9:00-10:00am | Zalk Theatre, Besant Hill School (8585 Ojai Santa Paula Rd) 
Daybreak Concert (Ojai Member Event)

JEN SHYU: Solo Rites: Seven Breaths
Jen Shyu, vocalist/composer

1:00-3:30pm | Libbey Bowl
Afternoon Concert

Density 2036: Music by Vijay Iyer, Tyshawn Sorey and others
Claire Chase, flute

The Inner Spectrum of Variables                  
Tyshawn Soreydrums | Cory Smythe, piano | Chern Hwei Fung, violin | Kyle Armbrust, viola | 
Rubin Kodheli, cello | Chris Tordini, bass

7:00-7:45pm | Libbey Bowl
Ojai Talks 
Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM): Ongoing Impact
Guest panelists TBD

8:00-10pm | Libbey Bowl
Evening Concert 

GEORGE LEWISAfterword (West Coast Premiere)
Joelle Lamarre, soprano | Gwendolyn Brown, contralto | Julian OtistenorICE | Steven Schickconductor | Sean Griffin, director 

10:30-11:30pm | Libbey Bowl 
Free Late Night 

Bach and Beyond
J.S.BACH: Partita in D Minor                
MISSY MAZOLLI: Dissolve, O My Heart                                  
LUCIANO BERIO: Sequenza for solo violin                                
ESA-PEKKA SALONEN: Lachen Verlernt for solo violin  
Jennifer Kohviolin 


9:00-10:00am | Zalk Theater, Besant Hill School (8585 Ojai Santa Paula Rd, Ojai)
Daybreak Concert (Ojai Member Event)

Nicole Mitchell, flute

1:00-3:30pm | Libbey Bowl
Afternoon Concert 

VIJAY IYER: Mozart Effects                                                            
GYÖRGY KURTÁG: Moments Musicaux
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Quartet in Eb Major, K. 428  
Brentano Quartet 

TYSHAWN SOREY Autoschediasms for Creative Chamber Orchestra
Tyshawn Soreyleader | ICE

7:00pm | Libbey Park Tennis Court
Concert Insights 

8:00-9:45pm | Libbey Bowl 
Evening Concert 

IGOR STRAVINSKY (arr. Cliff Colnot): Le Sacre du Printemps 
ICE | Steven Schickconductor 

Film by Prashant Bhargava 
Vijay Iyerpiano | Tyshawn Soreypercussion | ICE | Steven Schickconductor 

10:30-11:30pm | Libbey Bowl 
Free Late Night

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Art of the Fugue excerpts
Brentano Quartet 

VIJAY IYER Time, Place, Action
 Vijay Iyerpiano | Brentano Quartet | Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble 

COURTNEY BRYAN Yet Unheard (World Premiere of chamber version)
Text by Sharan Strange
Helga Davissoprano | Joelle Lamarresoprano | tba, contralto | Julian Otis, tenor | ICE | Steven Schickconductor 


9:00-10:00am | Ojai Art Center (113 S. Montgomery St)
Free Community Concert 

The Trio featuring
Muhal Richard Abramspiano | Roscoe Mitchellwinds | George Lewistrombone and electronics 
** Early Bird series subscribers receive first access. No reservation required. Space will be on a first come, first served basis for general public**

1:00-3:00pm | Libbey Bowl
Afternoon Concert

Zakir Hussaintabla | | Vijay Iyerpiano | Rudresh Mahanthappa, saxophone| Aruna Sairamsinger 

5:30-7:30pm | Libbey Bowl 
Evening Concert 

Vijay Iyer, piano | Stephan Crump, bass | Tyshawn Sorey, drums | Steve Lehman, alto saxophone | Graham Haynes, cornet and flugelhorn | Mark Shim, tenor saxophone 

Festival programs, artists, and schedule are subject to change.

ICE’s 2016-17 performances and commissioning activities are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Howard Gilman Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, The Amphion Foundation, The Pacific Harmony Foundation, The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, The Irving Harris Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Casement Fund, the BMI Foundation, a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and with the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.