One of the casualties of the Southern Theater’s financial meltdown will go ahead in a different form (and a couple of days later.)
Tomorrow’s International Contemporary Ensemble show was cancelled five days ago, but ICE has decided to perform the concert in its Brooklyn studio instead, and then provide the show as a webcast for ticketholders on April 29th.
The release from ICE, sent out this afternoon continued: We are saddened to have this performance canceled so suddenly, and want to do everything we can to follow through on our commitment to perform for our loyal Minnesota audience, said Claire Chase, executive director of ICE, This webcast will give ticketholders in Minnesota and new music lovers everywhere a taste for what they would have seen and heard at The Southern on Tuesday.
The program features hot-off-the-press works commissioned through ICElab, a new program that places the ensemble in close collaboration with emerging composers and multimedia artists to develop boundary-pushing new work. Among the pieces included on the webcast are the would-be Minnesota Premieres of Aurum II (2010) and The Flesh Needs Fire (2009) by Mario Diaz de Len, Manifold (2011) by Steve Lehman, and the World Premieres of Glass Clouds We Have Known (2011) and Beneath a Trace of Vapor (2011) by Phyllis Chen.
Details for viewing the concert will be released through the ICE website on Thursday.
Other shows also cancelled are:
Shara Worden with yMusic – May 4 & 5
Mx. Justin Vivian Bond – May 6
Tandem – June 2-4
Johannes Wieland – June 10 & 11
However Southern staff are seeking an alternate venue for the Tandem show