IFCP finished its seventh year with concerts at Mannes College and a new, hip venue, Le Poisson Rouge. Highlights included the opening performances by Marc Ponthus, the Artistic Director, together with violinist Rolf Schulte and flutist Robert Dick. In the words of the New York Times, “Mr. Ponthus played the explosive Constellation-Miroir (Boulez), as powerfully and dramatically as it can be played, and gave a virtuosic account of the 1st sonata”. The concert of Timetable Percussion at LPR, with Yejin Gil and Sarah Carrier received another enthusiastic write-up.
The festival presented seven concerts altogether, including a landmark US premiere by Jean Barraque, performed by Rachel Field, and works by Linda Dusman and Donald Wheelock, both composers speaking about their music. One of the festival 2010 significant focus, performer-composers, included Robert Dick playing his own music and Marc Ponthus playing Outis.