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Ensemble Intercontemporain at Rice University


Ensemble Intercontemporain

Stude Concert Hall, Alice Pratt Brown Hall, Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston, US 77005

March 23, 2023


The winners of the prestigious Polar Music Prize for 2022 make their first-ever Texas appearance! An exclusive DACAMERA engagement prior to the group’s appearance at Carnegie Hall, presented in partnership with the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and with the support of FACE Foundation.

The legendary Ensemble intercontemporain was founded in Paris, France in 1976 by composer and director Pierre Boulez, and is dedicated to the performance of music of the 20th and 21st century. Under the direction of world-renowned conductor Matthias Pintscher, the Ensemble presents Schoenberg’s early twentieth century masterpiece, which the composer wrote “seeks to express all that swells in us subconsciously like a dream” and its co-founder Pierre Boulez’s kaleidoscopic, propulsive Dérive 2.

The event is part of the French Cultures Festival, coordinated by Villa Albertine in Texas.

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