International Contemporary Ensemble to perform on campus

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International Contemporary Ensemble

KALAMAZOO—Renowned new music collective International Contemporary Ensemble—ICE—will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall on Western Michigan University's campus. The concert is presented by the Bullock Performance Institute and is part of the New Sounds Festival.

The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Dan Jacobson, WMU professor of music. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students, and are available from Miller Auditorium at or by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.

International Contemporary Ensemble

ICE, described by the New York Times as "one of the most accomplished and adventurous groups in new music," is dedicated to reshaping the way music is created and experienced. Since its founding in 2001, ICE has premiered over 500 compositions, and has received the American Music Center's Trailblazer Award in 2010 and the ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming in 2005 and 2010. With leading support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ICE launched ICElab in early 2011, which places teams of ICE musicians in close collaboration with six emerging composers each year to develop works that push the boundaries of musical exploration. ICE brings ICElab to WMU for a special residency with ICElab 2012 composer and WMU Assistant Professor of Composition Lisa R. Coons.

For more information about the ensemble, visit

New Sounds Festival

The New Sounds Festival celebrates contemporary music, and continues through Friday, April 5 with a variety of events, including concerts by composer Kyong Mee Choi and an Electronic Music Midwest Mini-Festival. The full event schedule can be found at

Bullock Music Performance Institute

The Dalton Wed@7:30pm: Live and Interactive! concert series is presented by the WMU School of Music under the auspices of the Bullock Music Performance Institute. Established in the fall of 1985 and renamed in 1988 in honor of its founder, the institute has presented events ranging from formal evening concerts to daytime educational outreach events for local audiences and students of all ages.

For more information about the Wednesday evening concert series, call (269) 387-4704 or (269) 387-4678, or visit