Live from Longy

Longy School of Music is proud to offer concerts free of charge and open to the public during this centennial academic year. Please consider making a donation along with your ticket reservation to help Longy continue to provide quality musical performances for the community.

10.9.15 The Songs of John Harbison: Music and Poetry

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 8:00 pm

Longy piano faculty Donald Berman makes his Pickman Hall debut, performing vocal chamber music works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and MacArthur Foundation Grant recipient John Harbison (MIT faculty), along with guest artists including mezzo-soprano Lynn Torgove. The composer conducts the ensemble in his work The Seven Ages.

10.15.15 Longy Conservatory Orchestra

First Church Cambridge, 8:00 pm

The Longy Conservatory Orchestra and Sistema Side by Side Orchestra make their 2015-2016 season debut under the baton of conductor Jorge Soto. 


Longy Conservatory Orchestra

Mozart's Symphony 25 in g minor
Mozart's Clarinet concert in A (Jorge Montilla, faculty soloist)
Mozart's Symphony 40 in g minor 


Sistema Side by Side Orchestra

Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture (arranged by Anthony Carter)
Tchaikovsky’s Marche Slave (arranged by Geoffrey Tomlinson)

10.16.15 Gessner-Schocken Concert: Ann Moss, soprano (MM '02)

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 8:00 pm

Ann Moss, soprano (MM '02)
Steven Bailey, piano
Justin Ouellet, viola (UD '15)

"[An] artist with a Midas Touch" - A Beast in the Jungle, SF Performing Arts 

Join us as we welcome soprano Ann Moss, a Longy alumna (MM Vocal Performance, '02) and ardent champion of contemporary vocal music. Featuring works by Longy alumnus (MM Composition,'02) and Boston University faculty Vartan Aghagabibian and Guggenheim Fellow Jake Heggie, including a world premiere honoring Ruth Gessner-Schocken.

Generously funded by the family of Ruth Gessner-Schocken

10.17.15 Radius Ensemble: Quetzal Garden

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 8:00 pm

Longy ensemble-in-residence

György Ligeti: Horn Trio (Homage à Brahms)
Paquito D’Rivera: Aires tropicales for wind quintet
Elena Ruehr: Quetzal Garden for flute and strings (World premiere)

Elena Ruehr is an award-winning faculty member at MIT, a Guggenheim Fellow, has been a fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute and composer-in-residence with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. She says of her music, “the idea is that the surface be simple, the structure complex.”

10.22.15 Celebrity Series Debut: Pavel Haas Quartet

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 8:00 pm

Since the Pavel Haas Quartet won the Paolo Borciani competition in Italy in Spring 2005, this young Czech quartet has established itself as one of the leading chamber ensembles of the day, performing at the world’s most prestigious concert halls and recording five award-winning CDs. 

Martinů: Quartet No.3, H.183
Dvořák: Quartet No. 9 in D minor, Opus 34
Beethoven: Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, no.2, "Rasumovsky"

10.24.15 Longy Hosts: Charles Fisk

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 8:00 pm

10.25.15 Faculty Artist Recital: Jeff Galindo, trombone

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 7:00 pm


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