Past Event

OpenICE at the Hideout: 'Credentials'

OpenICE is a free monthly series exploring the work of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), named “one of the most adventurous and accomplished groups in new music” (NY Times), in an unpretentious and intimate environment at The Hideout every second Sunday. Ensemble members perform and muse on various pieces from the ICE repertoire, after which a guest speaker from outside the music realm leads a conversation with the audience. This free series is the perfect opportunity to be entertained, educated and inspired, all before dinner and while enjoying a cold drink. 

November’s lineup includes ICE’s newest member, saxophone legend Ryan Muncy alongside ICE founder and CEO Claire Chase and cellist Katinka Kleijn.

The concert will feature a world premiere by Jing Jing Luo, a rare work by James Tenney, and a recent work by Chicago-based composer and saxophonist David Reminick.


“A bunch of new music enthusiasts and the just-plain-curious crowded into the back room of Hideout on Sunday evening to catch the first of a free monthly series of concerts and conversations ICE is producing in partnership with the Illinois Humanities Council. I was glad to be among them.” – John Von Rhein, Chicago Tribune

Reserve your seat today!

Featured Selections
Jing Jing Luo: Spirare (WORLD PREMIERE), for flute and cello
Mario Diaz de Leon: Luciform, for flute and electronics
James Tenney: Saxony, for saxophone and electronics
David Reminick: Grey Faces, for saxophone

Featured Musicians
                   Claire Chase-flute                                Katinka Kleijn-cello                           Ryan Muncy-saxophone


About ICE
The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) is dedicated to reshaping the way music is created and experienced. With a modular makeup of 33 leading instrumentalists performing in forces ranging from solos to large ensembles, ICE functions as performer, presenter, and educator, advancing the music of our time by developing innovative new works and new strategies for audience engagement. ICE redefines concert music as it brings together new work and new listeners in the 21st century.



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