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New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough St, Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Welcome to NEC's Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP): 8 days and nights of explosive new music!
Jennifer Ashe (Soprano), Nina Guo (Soprano)
Haas: Hommage à Steve Reich
Stephen Drury (Piano)
Anderson: String Quartet No.2: 300 Weihnachtslieder
Gabriela Diaz (Violin), Lilit Hartunian (Violin), Ashleigh Gordon (Viola), David Russell (Cello)
Haas: Introduktion und Transsonation
— The SICPP experience is intense and demanding—each day is filled with masterclasses, lessons, colloquia, and rehearsals. Nearly every day is topped off by an incredible evening concert given by SICPP faculty, special guest artists Kim Kashkashian and William Winant, and Ensemble-in-Residence the Callithumpian Consort, which will feature works by the SICPP Composer-in-Residence, Georg Haas.
SICPP was started at New England Conservatory in the late 1990s by Artistic Director Stephen Drury as an intensive performance seminar on music of the 20th century, and for many years enrollment was open only to advanced pianists; since 2005 the program has also been open to percussionists, finally expanding by 2009 to include vocalists and all other instrumentalists. SICPP is now a full-blown annual chamber music festival focused on works of the 20th and 21st centuries. We are pleased to also feature the Electronic Workshop and the New Works Program.