|Pianist and New England Conservatory faculty Stephen Drury, who founded the Summer Institute for Contemporary Piano Performance (known by its acronym SICPP and pronounced, as always, "sick puppy"), serves as artistic director. He also opens the concert series with a program of Boulez, Stockhausen, Lachenmann, and Cage, Monday June 21 at 8 p.m. in Williams Hall. |
Besides Drury, this year's faculty includes John Mark Harris, Shannon Wettstein, and Yukiko Takagi. Special guest artist Ursula Oppens, renowned interpreter of new music and co-founder of the contemporary ensemble Speculum Musicae, will give a recital, June 24 in NEC's Jordan Hall. Composer-in-Residence Christian Wolff, a close associate of John Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, David Tudor, and Frederic Rzewski, will have works performed on several concerts.
All concerts are free and open to the public.
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