La Mère Coupable | ICE and On Site Opera
June 20 to June 24, 2017
611 West 50th Street
New York, NY
On Site Opera and ICE have the privilege of giving the US premiere of this rarity, the chamber opera La Mère Coupable (The Guilty Mother). Rarely performed anywhere, this gem is the occasion of ICE’s debut with On Site Opera. Conducted by On Site Opera's Music Director Geoff MacDonald and featuring Nicholas de Maison's brilliant arrangement of the piece.
The Garage is located at 611 West 50th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues, in the midtown west section of New York. Located just off the Joe Dimaggio (West Side Highway) and mere blocks from Piers 92/94, The Garage is owned by famed designer and activist Kenneth Cole. The Garage reflects his sharp, modern style and a decidedly New York edge. Situated on the ground level, the industrial-styled venue occupies a historic 18th-century piano factory, now converted and restored to a 6,775 square foot venue space. The garage retains its original polished concrete floors, blank white walls, and high ceilings featuring state-of-the-art AV and lighting. The multipurpose white box space is ideal for exhibitions, corporate and private events, meetings/seminars, consumer product launches, media and press events, pop-up marketing initiatives, in addition to fashion shows and film/photo shoots. Visit The Garage's website, www.thegarage611.com.
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.