Open your ears and your mind at the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP). It's a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in hearing where new music has been going, and to understand where it might be going next.

Legendary artists are in residence for this week of intensive musical study and performance, alongside seminar participants who are here for the sheer thrill of the avant garde. NEC's Stephen Drury is artistic director for this institute. Guest artists this year include composer Roger Reynolds, and Callithumpian Consort returns as ensemble-in-residence, along with guest artists John Tilbury and Nino Jvania.

Czernowin, Hyla, Rzewski, Zorn

This year's SICPP is dedicated to the memory and spirit of Lee Hyla (1952–2014), NEC's former chair of composition, who died earlier this month. Hyla's music is well represented in tonight's concert, which also includes the premiere of a work by Chaya Czernowin, a previous SICPP visitor.

Lee Hyla Basic Training
John Zorn Carny
Frederic Rzewski Down by the Riverside
from North American Ballads
Stephen Drury, piano

Lee Hyla We Speak Etruscan
Rane Moore, bass clarinet
Philipp Staeudlin, baritone saxophone

Lee Hyla Migración
text by Pablo Neruda
Thea Lobo, mezzo-soprano
Allison Poh, flute
Alexis Lanz, clarinet
Rane Moore, bass clarinet
Nick Tolle, percussion
Franziska Huhn, harp
Yukiko Takagi, piano
Ethan Wood, violin
Ashleigh Gordon, viola
David Russell, cello
Stephen Drury, conductor

Chaya CzernowinChaya Czernowin Wintersongs IV: Wounds/Mistletoe world premiere
Allison Poh, Michael Avitabile, piccolo
Jessi Rosinski, bass flute
Benjamin Fox, oboe
Rane Moore, clarinet
Alexis Lanz, bass clarinet
Philipp Staeudlin, soprano saxophone
Adam Gautille, trumpet
Chris Moore, trombone
Beth McDonald, tuba
John Andress, Nick Tolle,
Dave Tarantino, percussion
Nicholas Loh, accordion
Ashleigh Gordon, viola
David Russell, cello
David Goodchild, double bass
Stephen Drury, conductor

Charles Ives Set for Theatre Orchestra
In the Cage - In the Inn - In the Night
Jessi Rosinski, flute
Elizabeth England, oboe, english horn
Alexis Lanz, clarinet
Neil Godwin, horn
Chris Moore, trombone
Jeffrey Means, Mike Williams, Dave Tarantino, percussion
Franziska Huhn, harp
Ashley Zhang, Nicholas Loh, piano
Gabriela Díaz, Michah Ringham, Stephanie Skor, Abby Swidler, Ethan Wood, Kate Outterbridge, Fiona Boyd, violin
Ashleigh Gordon, Mary Ferrillo, Ken Allen, Sam Kelder, Eve Boltax, viola
David Russell, Stephen Marotto, Michael Dahlberg,  cello
Dara Blumenthal-Bloom, David Goodchild, Daniel Gorn, double bass
Stephen Drury, conductor

Find the full concert schedule.

Date: June 17, 2014 - 8:00:PM
Price: Free
Location: NEC’s Jordan Hall

Tonight's concert is presented in collaboration with Music for Food, a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief. $5 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds will go toward Food for Free, a local food bank based in Cambridge.



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