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January 16th and 17th

ICE musicians explore the life and legacy of Josephine Baker

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Saturday, Feb 2

String Quartet

Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh NC

with the Kruger Brothers

Saturday, Feb 9

Improv Workshop for Students of Duke University Strings School

Durham, NC

Friday, February 15

Guest Violinist with Susana Baca

Carolina Theatre, Durham, NC

03/21 -- 03/24

Big Ears Festival

Knoxville, TN

Violin and Mandolin

Also Featuring the Music of Carla Kihlstedt


Tyshawn Sorey, Composer Portrait

Miller Theater, NY

Chamber Music with Tyshawn Sorey


Jennifer Curtis

White Box Live Arts, San Diego, CA

Solo Show

04/08 -- 04/10

NYU Graduate Composers and NYU Intermedia 

Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY

ICE musicians collaborate with NYU composers​

04/19     7 PM

Haydn's "Seven Last Words"

Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Raleigh, NC

Violin, with the Marinus Ensemble​​

04/23 -- 5/12

Reich Richter Pärt

The Shed, New York, NY

ICE musicians explore the shared sensory language of visual art and music

05/15        8 PM

Americana Series with Jonathan Byrd

The Kraken, Chapel Hill, NC

05/19        3 PM

Solo Bach and Enescu

Honeysuckle Tea House, Chapel Hill, NC


Los Angeles Philharmonic Noon to Midnight

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA

ICE musicians participate in a daylong festival of pop-up performances by top new-music ensembles from around the country


ICE, The City of Tomorrow & Nick DeMaison

Roulette, New York City, NY

ICE and The City of Tomorrow woodwind quintet, featuring works by Ursula Mamlok, Natasha Anderson, and Felipe Lara under the direction of Nick DeMaison

06/21   8 PM

ChamberQUEER 2019 Opening Concert

BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Studio D, Brooklyn NY

Featuring:  Aisslinn Nosky and Jen Curtis, violins; Jessica Meyer, viola; Julia Biber and Andrew Yee, cellos; Kevin Devine, harpsichord; Danielle Buonaiuto, voice; Brian Mummert, voice

ChamberQUEER, an LGBTQ+ chamber music series based in Brooklyn, NY, announces its first season, ChamberQUEER 2019, featuring over a dozen LGBTQ+ members of the classical music community and highlighting the music of queer composers.

06/25   7:30 PM

Ensemble Evolution Opening Recital

Rolston Recital Hall, Banff Centre, Banff, Canada

A kaleidoscopic faculty concert that ranges from Ode to Gust Burns by Tyshawn Sorey and played by an ensemble of ICE superstars; to duos by Australian composer Liza Lim; to the international musings (from New York to Copenhagen) of Sorey in partnership with the extraordinary violinist Jennifer Curtis. Also Lisa Harris, vocalist and composer in a new work for herself and ICE faculty, and a new work by returning faculty member Matana Roberts, saxophonist and composer.

06/24 -- 07/13

Ensemble Evolution

Banff Centre, Banff, Canada


Workshops, performances, collaboration with faculty on newly commissioned works, and group conversation, to engage participants in a holistic approach to making music

July 29--August 4

Guest Artist in Residence at Garth Newel Music Center

Sep 8, 2019      3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

MALLARME SERIES CONCERT – Durham @ 150 – Chamber Music of 1869

Durham Arts Council, Durham NC

Mallarmé presents a snapshot of the musical world of 1869, the year of Durham’s founding, with chamber music from Europe and America.

Jennifer Curtis, violin 

Mimi Solomon, piano

Chris Caudill, horn

Rachel Niketopoulos, natural horn


January 13

ICE in residence with San Francisco Youth Orchestra and Anahita Abbasi

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA

February 4th

Featured soloist for Rolex Arts Weekend

Violin soloist for Pauchi Sasaki, GAMA and OMAGUA

Rolex Mentor & Protege

Deutsches Theater, Berlin, Germany

video recording available through MAY 2018:

February 9th and 10th

SOUNDBOX: ICE in collaboration with San Francisco Symphony

ICE in residence with San Francisco Youth Orchestra and Anahita Abbasi

March 4th

ICE with the San Francisco Youth Symphony and Anahita Abbasi

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA

March 11th, 3pm

Violin solo for Pauchi Sasaki's GAMA and OMAGUA

National Sawdust - New York, NY

March 23, ICE at Big Ears Festival

April 1-8th 

Bids Eye Trio On Tour

Jennifer Curtis, Violin/composer, Ayane Kozasa, viola, Paul Wiancko, cello/composer

April 4th, 5pm, Duke University Nelson Music Room

Chamber Music Masterclass

April 6th 7:30pm

Evermay Concert Series, 1623 28th Street, NW, Washington DC 20007

April 8th, 5pm Carrboro Arts Center, presented by Mallarme Chamber Players

300-G East Main St. Carrboro NC 27510

April 12th, 7pm, ICE performs NYU composers at Abrons Arts Center

April 14th, 2pm Duke University Bone Hall-Jennifer Curtis, Masterclass

Musicianship and the Art of Interpretation:  

An approach to classical repertoire through harmonic analysis and improvisation

April 22nd, 2pm ~ ICE with Contempo in Chicago

Logan center, 915 E. 60th Street Chicago, IL 60637

May 2nd, UC Berkeley, CA

Traces VIII for solo violin and electronics by Martin Matalon

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies

May 7th, Cat's Cradle, Carrboro NC 7:30pm

Presenting my Students of Carolina Friends School Upper School

wrapping up a two year experience of gratitude through teaching at the Quaker school where i grew up! Amazing Community 

May 12th, 7:30pm 

Chamber music with Mallarme Chamber Players

St. Francis United Methodist Church, Cary, NC

John Corigliano, Fern Hill for String quintet, harp and piano

May 18-19, Youngsan, South Korea

Solo violin performance for Won Buddhist Ceremony

International Conference: Religion in the 21st century, Religion, science, healing and dialogue

May 27th, 4pm National Sawdust

with International Contemporary Ensemble 

Cory Smythe and Anna Thorvaldottir

80 N. 6th st New York City

June 22nd, 1pm and June 23rd, 1pm

Brahms, Webern, Lutoslawski and Babbit with Novus NY

St Paul's Chapel, NYC

June 25-July 7th

Faculty at BANFF centre for arts and creativity

Alberta Canada

July 7th, 10pm

with ICE

Ensemble Evolution at the Banff center

107 Tunnel Mountain DriveBanff, AB, T1L

September 13th, 5:30pm

Jennifer Curtis and the Melodic Refuge Orchestra

Music on the Porch Concert Series

Center for the Study of the American South at UNC-Chapel Hill 

410 East Franklin Street

September 14th, 8pm

Jennifer Curtis and the Melodic Refuge Orchestra

Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University

September 29th


ICE and The Crossing

Montclaire State

October 20th and 21st

Karlsrhue, Germany

ICE with Anna Thorvalsdottir

October 25th 8pm

With Pauchi Sasaki

Festival Internacional Cervantino

Templo La Compañía, Guanajuato, Mexico

November 27th - 30th 

Jennifer Curtis shares her love of improv through workshops and concerts featuring structured improvisation

University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, MI 

These events are part of a residency with other ICE musicians at the University of Michigan

December 2nd 

Jennifer Curtis joins with other ICE musicians for an evening of new music

Constellation Chicago, IL


November 30th, 8pm


with ICE at Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Experiments in Opera, ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble), and M.o.M., Inc. celebrate the life and legacy of Pauline Oliveros with the premiere of her opera collaboration with writer / director IONE. Encompassing the Nubian Diaspora and the life of Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener of Khartoum, the opera uses live performance, electronics and moving images to create a deep dream exploration of Nubian soul and Colonial Mind. EiO will also present selections from Rainbird, a work-in-development between EiO co-founder Aaron Siegel and director Mallory Catlett, based on the work of author Janet Frame.

November 28th, 7:30pm

Baryshnikov Arts Center | John Cage & Merce Cunningham Studio | New York

Featuring IONE + International Contemporary Ensemble in an Evening of Music + Conversation
Nubian Word for Flowers

Thanksgiving day ~ Thursday November 24th-

Giving thanks through music! 


Johnny's gone Fishing, 901 west main st., Carrboro NC

Jennifer Curtis and Friends featuring a string quartet, The Melodic Refuge Orchestra, and Diali Cisshoko

November 10,11,12,13


Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies, National Gallery of Art (Washington DC), Philadelphia


October 29th

with ICE

  • Sunday, October 29, 2017, 4:00 PM

  • ONE Archives at the USC Libraries


One of the foremost avant-garde composers of her generation, Pauline Oliveros (1932–2016) expanded our understanding and perception of sound. In her groundbreaking career, Oliveros consistently experimented with new musical forms, emphasizing the potential of non-hierarchal musical practices and collaboration. An influential figure in Southern California’s artistic communities during the 1970s, Oliveros’s work was inspired by and deeply committed to the women’s movement. ONE Archives, in collaboration with author, playwright/director, and poet IONE and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), will present an open set of performances, meditations, Deep Listening, screenings, and discussions in tribute to Oliveros’s extensive work in experimental and electronic music. Featuring performances across multiple spaces; archival film and video screenings; and discussions about Oliveros’s musical work, 1970s Southern California, and Latinx musical history, this immersive event will offer exciting new ways to explore Oliveros’s landmark contributions to music. The event’s title, “Beethoven Was a Lesbian,” comes from a 1974 collaboration between Oliveros and Alison Knowles that addressed women’s outsider status in the music world.

September 21st

Caroline Meadows, 7:30

Chapel Hill, NC

September 26th, 7pm

NC State University

Arts Now Series

Thompson Theater

Raleigh, NC

October 1st, 

Philip Glass Days and Nights Festival

Henry Miller Library 

Big Sur, Carlifornia

solo violin piece by Pauchi Sasaki

October 19th and 20th, 8pm

ICE at National Sawdust

Brooklyn, NY

Marcela Rodriguez Ramirez’s Frida with the International Contemporary Ensemble

ICE continues its relationship with the wonderful National Sawdust for the world premiere of Marcela Rodriguez Ramirez’s Frida, a chamber opera about the life of the iconic painter and national Mexican hero. 

August 24th 8pm

Chapel Hill, NC, USA


violin concerto by Ann Milikan

August 10th

Lima, Peru

Gran Teatro Nacional

with Pauchi Sasaki

Aug 1st and 3rd, 

Conciertos Shamanicos

Trujillo, Peru

July 15th, 6pm

Documenta Festival

Athens, Greece

Athens Conservatoire, Odeio

January 21st, 7:30pm

Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University 

Featured violinist with ICE, Muisc of Reich, Ferneyhough, Applebaum and more

February 4th,7pm

Haw River Ballroom, Saxapawhaw, NC

February 17th, 7pm

Overtone Series

Jennifer Curtis and the Aizuri String Quartet 

Cat's Cradle

Carrboro, NC

March 30 & 31st 

NYU Abu Dhabi

Rhade Rhade: Rites of Holi

Red Theater, The Arts Center

With Vijay Iyer and ICE


December 6-28th

Composer and violinist In residence with Nrityagram 

Gurukul in Hesaraghata, Bangalore, Karnataka India

Tuesday November 1st, 8pm

Steve Reich 80th Birthday Celebration, with ICE at Carnegie Hall

including the world premiere of "Pulse" commissioned by Carnegie Hall

November 26th, 9pm

Live at the Kraken, Chapel Hill, NC

with Dex Romweber 

and featuring The Wayleaves

November 27th, 3pm

Carrack 947 East Main St • Durham, NC 27701


Artists talk and performance

in collaboration with visual artist Celia Grey

October 19th, 8pm

Cleveland Museum of Art, Gartner Auditorium

Rhade Rhade, Rites of Holi

with ICE and Vijay Iyer

Wednesday August 24th, 10pm

Perle Noir: Meditations of Josephine

Mostly Mozart Festival, Lincoln Center, Kaplan Penthouse

Josephine Baker: A personal Portrait

International Contemporary Ensemble,

Jennifer Curtis with composer/performer Tyshawn Sorey and soprano, Julia Bullock

jazz influenced composition and improvisation

"one of the most important works of art yet to emerge from the era of Black Lives Matter"

-New York Times

Friday and Saturday August 26th & 27th, 7pm

Sunday August 28th, 3pm and 7pm 

The Beautiful Beast; Paperhand Puppet Intervention

Jennifer Curtis: Composer, performer and music director

Friday and Saturday September 2nd and 3rd, 7pm

Sunday September 4th , 3pm and 7pm, Monday September 5th 7pm 

The Beautiful Beast; Paperhand Puppet Intervention

Jennifer Curtis: Composer, performer and music director

Friday, Saturday and Sunday September 9th-11th, 7pm 

The Beautiful Beast; Paperhand Puppet Intervention

Jennifer Curtis: Composer, performer and music director

Saturday September 17th 7pm, Sunday September 18th, 3pm

The Beautiful Beast; Paperhand Puppet Intervention

Jennifer Curtis: Composer, performer and music director

Friday September 23rd, 8pm

Violin and piano recital with Cheryl Seltzer, Mills College, Oakland, CA

Enescu, Ravel, Milhaud and more....

Friday September 30th, 8pm

Josephine Baker: A Personal Portrait

Da Camera of Houston

with ICE, Tyshawn Sorey and Julia Bulluck

Saturday, February 6

Duke University, Nelson Music Room

Violin and piano recital with Clara Yang

Free Admission

Show begins at 8 PM.

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