If you’ll be in New York any time from now until June 24, check out the Institute and Festival For Contemporary Performance’s sixth annual June Concert Series at Mannes College: The New School for Music. Through the weeklong smorgasbord of concerts, workshops, master classes lectures, and symposiums, IFCP participants will push the boundaries of contemporary classical music while acknowledging its connections to the past and to other genres.
Who’s on the program? Renowned musicians Joel Krosnick (cello), Rolf Schulte (violin), Marc Ponthus (IFCP founder and pianist), and chamber ensemble Speculum Musicae are performing, as well as IFCP students, whose performances are free.
There are workshops for flute, clarinet, strings, piano and percussion with some big names, like Joel Lester, dean of Mannes, and pianist Aleck Karis.
The series also features prominent contemporary classical composers, including Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez, Richard Wernick, Gunther Schuller, Donald Martino, Roger Sessions, Gyorgy Kurtag, Earl Kim, George Crumb, Anton Webern, David Sanford, Peter Lieberson, Maio Davidovsky, and David Rakowski.
Didn’t make plans to attend the series ahead of time? Don’t worry. Tickets are available at the door starting one hour before each performance.