Institute and Festival For Contemporary Performance (IFCP)

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Country and Region United StatesNew York
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival New York, New York, USA
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Institute and Festival For Contemporary Performance (IFCP)
P.O.Box 231343, Ansonia Station
New York, NY 10023 USA

Festival Description

Some of New York’s most significant contemporary music performers, composers, and thinkers will come together in the sixth annual Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance, in Manhattan this month. For 9 days in June, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to hear some of the most significant composers and performers of contemporary classical music. The Festival will present workshops, master classes, lectures, symposiums, and concerts, in a program that focuses on the wealth of modern repertoire for solo-unaccompanied instruments and for chamber ensemble.

The institute aims not only to present concerts at the highest level of accomplishment, within a forum of ideas and educational support, but also to integrate the younger generation of performers within the larger New York cultural reservoir with its multifaceted possibilities.

This year’s innovative program will present generative works from different eras, and explore new directions in solo performance. It will also integrate video and text elements for the first time. Performers include Joel Krosnick, cello; Rolf Schulte, violin; and Marc Ponthus, IFCP founder and pianist. The lineup also features the noted chamber ensemble, Speculum Musicae.

Festival Dates June 11 - 20, 2012
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Festival Story:

IFCP was created to push musicians out of their intellectual and creative ghettos and into sharing creative explorations of different musical perspectives. It brings together the most talented young instrumentalists and vocalists in the United States and abroad to work with established and experienced musicians around a series of concerts, lectures, symposia, conversations, workshops, and master classes that explore the multiple experiments in today’s musical domains, along with the great works of the avant-garde. Student participants have multiple performance opportunities, both in the Institute and the Festival, where a select few are given the chance to perform in collaboration with the guest artists.


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