International Contemporary Ensemble to Perform Free New Music Concert at Kent State University

Schroth Guest Artist Series brings highly acclaimed New York Ensemble to campus

Kent, OH – Kent State University is proud to present the International Contemporary Ensemble, known as ICE, to the Kent Campus on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 pm in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music’s Ludwig Recital Hall.  The concert, sponsored by the Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series, is free and open to the public.  Tickets are required and seating is limited.  To make reservations, call the Performing Arts Box Office at 330-672-ARTS (2787).

The ICE is a contemporary classical music ensemble, based in New York City and Chicago. The group performs a diverse and extensive array of chamber, electro-acoustic, improvisatory, and multimedia works. The concert at Kent State will feature thirteen members performing a repertoire featuring such composers as Karastoyanova-Hermentin, Anthony Cheung, Sofia Gubaidulina, and Marcos Balter.  The program will culminate with a piece entitled The Well and the Gentle by Pauline Oliveros, and will feature 25 Kent State students who comprise the New Music Ensemble performing alongside the ICE musicians.

“We are excited to have the International Contemporary Ensemble, one of the world’s preeminent performing groups for contemporary music, come to Kent State,” said Ralph Lorenz, Acting Director of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music. “It will be an amazing opportunity for our many students interested in performing new music to work with ICE in master classes, coaching sessions, and perform in the concert.”

A complimentary dessert reception open to everyone will immediately follow in the lobby of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music.

Ludwig Recital Hall is located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, Ohio.  Parking is free.

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The Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series

The Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series has presented guest artists respected in the field of theatre, dance, visual arts, music and architecture. Now in its 14th year, The Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series has brought such noted artists as Tony award-winners Stephen Schwartz, composer of Wicked, Into the Woods, and more; Next to Normal actress Alice Ripley; Grammy-winning Emerson String Quartet; postmodern minimalist artist Richard Tuttle; artists and fashion designers Ruben and Isabel Toledo; and internationally-acclaimed dance company, Ballet Florida,  and actor, dancer and arts advocate Ben Vereen and the Limon Dance Group, just to name a few. 

The Schroth series was established in 2001 by Cecile Draime and her late husband Max of Warren, Ohio, to honor their dear friend, Thomas Schroth (1922-1997). A noted regional architect, Schroth designed the Butler Institute of Art’s Trumbull museum in Howland, as well as numerous other award-winning projects. Thomas Schroth spent his life in Niles, Ohio, as a prominent architect and inveterate collaborator in the artistic life of the Mahoning Valley and Northeast Ohio. A world traveler, he saw human creativity as a window framing human experience. The Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series brings diverse views through that window to the Kent campus and community. The events are always free and open to the public.

POSTED: Friday, October 16, 2015 08:57 AM
Updated: Sunday, January 29, 2023 09:49 PM
Effie Tsengas