SICPP: The Iditaraod

NEC: Brown Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

Welcome to NEC's Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP): 8 days and nights of explosive new music! The festival concludes with the legendary Sick Puppy Iditarod: a marathon concert that will extend past sundown—midnight?—dawn?!?—and feature works by composers in the SICPP New Works program, composer-in-residence Julian Anderson, plus other new and challenging composers and sounds. 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 Allen Otte and Mark Menzies, and Ensemble-in-Residence the Callithumpian Consort. Concerts will also festure works by Composer-in-Residence Julian Anderson. 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. SICPP is now a full-blown annual chamber music festival focused on works of the 20th and 21st centuries. All other evening concerts start at 7:30pm in Jordan Hall, and take place from June 17-22. For more information about SICPP, please visit

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