PNC, LCSO host International Contemporary Ensemble

2014-03-01T00:00:00Z PNC, LCSO host International Contemporary EnsembleTimes Staff nwitimes.com
March 01, 2014 12:00 am  • 

WESTVILLE | The Purdue University North Central Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series and the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra will host performances by the International Contemporary Ensemble.

On March 20, ICE will present a recital at 5 p.m. in the PNC Library-Student-Faculty Building, Room 144. The doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Coffee Central, located adjacent to Room 144, will be open until 6 p.m. for coffee and tea and the nearby cafeteria will be open until 6 p.m.

To make a reservation, email recital@pnc.edu or call Liz Bernel, PNC coordinator of Special Events and Marketing at (219) 785-5719.

The ensemble has performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, as well as at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center in New York. Four musicians -- Nick Masterson, oboe; Campbell MacDonald, clarinet; Rebekah Heller, bassoon and David Byrd-Marrow, horn -- will perform a piece involving PNC students, by noted African-American composer, author and jazz trombonist George Lewis.

ICE musicians will work with PNC students to learn the "rules" of Lewis' piece, "Artificial Life," exploring the structure and ideas behind the music and culminating with a collaborative performance. Lewis' approach to experimental music began with the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in Chicago. Now a professor at Columbia University in New York, he worked with ICE to develop new music and the piece to be featured at PNC is one of these.

At 3 p.m. March 23 at Elston Performing Arts Center in Michigan City, LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra, Philip J. Bauman, music director, will perform the IU Health LaPorte Hospital Classic Concert:"Amadeus Mozart Un-Caged."

Concert admission is $20 for adults; $18 for senior citizens and students with a valid I.D. are admitted free.

Call (219) 362-9020.

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