ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) John Zorn Retrospective


MCA Stage is pleased to continue a deepening partnership with ICE in the 2013/14 season. ICE and MCA Stage share an entrepreneurial approach to music by originating work and devising rehearsal and concert performance in ways that actively engage composers and open the process to the public in myriad settings. The partnership is also distinguished by a commitment to develop special projects in nontraditional formats, intimate settings, and new technology.

ICE returns to MCA Stage in a performance portrait of saxophonist/composer/provocateur John Zorn in honor of his 60th birthday. Zorn’s singular musical voice reflects the trust and enthusiasm he carries for the musicians he collaborates with. This concert, conducted by David Fulmer, showcases ICE’s close friendship and admiration for Zorn and his music, including a recent work based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest and the world premiere of a new work for ICE. Zorn is in Chicago to attend this event as the composer.