Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance

Marc Ponthus, Director

Each June, the IFCP brings together the most talented young instrumentalists and vocalists in the United States and abroad to work with established and experienced musicians around a series of concerts, lectures, symposia, conversations, workshops, and master classes that explore the multiple experiments in today’s musical domains, along with the great works of the avant-garde.
Student participants have many performance opportunities, both in the Institute and the Festival, where a select few are given the chance to perform in collaboration with the guest artists. The Institute and Festival aim not only at presenting concerts at the highest level within a forum of ideas and educational support, but also at integrating the younger generation of performers within the larger New York cultural reservoir and its multifaceted possibilities.  By doing so, it addresses a clearly emerging need and demand both from young musicians and the public.

To learn more about IFCP, please visit the website.

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