Some of the groups, artists, and projects, that Ira plays cello with include:
Ira has played cello with singer-songwriter Ally Subak since 2010, playing all over Chicago and in other Midwestern towns. They regularly co-write their songs together, and are known for not just their sensitivity; but their innovative approach to arrangement, form, and tonality.
You can find more on their Facebook and their Bandcamp.
Ira composed and performed an all-original solo cello score for a production of Vanya by Sam Holcroft. Directed by Claire Redfield, this rewrite of Chekhov's classic was performed as a promenade in Chicago's historic Stan Mansion over six nights in April 2013.
Ira has collaborated with the Laboratory Dancers since 2010. His original cello recordings have been featured extensively in multiple full-length dance concerts, notably in No News (2011), Experiment # 3.5 (2011), and Runt Pulse (2012). He has also performed live with the company dozens of times, and accompanied the company's weekly class for three years.