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Graduating Student Recital: Farkhad K. Abdikadirov, viola

Monday, June 1, 2:00 pm
Wolfinsohn Recital Room
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Longy Hosts: Greater Boston Asian-American Youth Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, June 6, 8:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

The Greater Boston Asian-American Youth Symphony Orchestra presents their 2015 Summer Concert.

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Longy Hosts: Boston String Academy

Sunday, June 7, 11:00 am
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

The Boston String Academy presents their spring performance.

Longy Hosts: Bulgarian Center of New England

Sunday, June 7, 6:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

The Bulgarian Center of New England presents From the Land of Orpheus, a classical performance to benefit the BCNE.

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Longy Hosts: The Eighth Boston International Piano Competition

Thursday, June 11, 12:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

PRELIMINARY ROUND 1

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Longy Hosts: The Eighth Boston International Piano Competition

Thursday, June 11, 6:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

OPENING RECITAL

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Longy Hosts: The Eighth Boston International Piano Competition

Friday, June 12, 12:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

PRELIMINARY ROUND 2

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Longy Hosts: The Eighth Boston International Piano Competition

Saturday, June 13, 1:30 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

SEMIFINAL ROUND

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Longy Hosts: The Eighth Boston International Piano Competition

Sunday, June 14, 1:30 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

FINAL ROUND

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Longy Hosts: Klassical Kidz Studio Recital

Thursday, June 18, 6:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
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Longy Hosts: Mozart in Prague

Friday, June 19, 8:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall


Ensemble Tela presents their program Mozart in Prague.

Join them as they celebrate Mozart's triumphs in Prague, the city that loved him more than any other. The evening begins with the story of Mozart’s time in Prague and his relationships with two important and influential Czech friends, Josef Mysliveček and František Xaver Dušek - both of them wonderful composers who deserve to be better known. The concert will feature music by all three composers, performed by outstanding professional musicians from Boston and New York.

7:15 presentation. 8:00 concert

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Longy Hosts: Nikan Milani, piano

Saturday, June 20, 8:00 pm
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

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Longy News

June 24, 2015 — Dina Kraft and Martha Bebinger, WBUR
Former Tsarnaev Classmate Composes Elegy for Bombing Victims 
The elegy by Longy composition student Jacob Harris explores themes of grief, anger, betrayal, and love   

June 16, 2015
Longy Announces Call for Videos of Original Centennial Compositions

June 12, 2015 — Robert Siegel, All Things Considered (NPR)
How to Annoy Your Dad: Play the Harpsichord 
Longy alum and harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani discusses his new album, Time Present and Time Past 

June 1, 2015 
Remembrance of Notes Present — Harry Rolnick, ConcertoNet.com
Review: Donald Berman Balances Fire and Rhapsody at Bargemusic — David Allen, The New York Times
Piano faculty Donald Berman lauded for SRO performance at Bargemusic

May 29, 2015
Longy Announces 2015 Master of Art in Teaching Commencement at 3pm on June 22, 2015 (PDF) 

May 27, 2015
Longy Brings Together Community to Prepare for Year-Long Centennial Celebration (PDF)

May 21, 2015
Longy Named 2015 "Nonprofit of the Year" by Cambridge Chamber of Commerce (PDF)

May 3, 2015 — Phillip Lutz, The New York Times
'Improvisations' Concert Series Unites Subversive Musicians 
MAM faculty Joe Morris (bass) cited as a "prized commodity" in avante-garde music circles  

Featured Events

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Attention Composers:

Longy has launched a call for video submissions of original compositions that are 100 seconds in length as a part of Longy's centenary celebrations. Select videos will be featured in Longy's festivities at SeptemberFest and throughout the 2015-2016 academic year!

Click here to learn more.

2015 Sistema Summer Academy

From August 3-14, students from El Sistema-inspired programs across Massachusetts and as far away as Venezuela, Mexico, and Florida will be filling Longy's halls with music during the Sistema Summer Academy. Hosted by Longy and led by Boston String Academy Directors Marielisa Alvarez and Mariesther Alvarez, along with Sistema Side by Side Music Director Jorge Soto, the two-week program will culminate in a public performance in Harvard Square, Cambridge on Friday, August 14. 

Fore more information, email Mariesther Alvarez.

Longy Student Named National Finalist for Sigma Alpha Iota Collegiate Leadership Award

Congratulations to MM candidate Julie Morris, who was recently named a National Finalist for the Sigma Alpha Iota Collegiate Leadership Award. Julie is one of eight regional finalists nationwide nominated and selected for traits including leadership, scholarship, and service to the community, exemplifying the standards of Sigma Alpha Iota, the national music fraternity. Read more about this wonderful distinction here.