Live from Longy

4.8.18 Lenny: A Better Day, a More Tranquil Night, and a Bright, Infinite Future

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 8:00 pm

In conjunction with a Project-Based Learning Course taught by Jane Struss, this concert will present the songs of Bernstein. Vocal music was an integral part of his compositional identity and through it, performers will tell the story of his Boston years and inspirational colleagues.

4.20.18 Horszowski Trio: Setting Sun Still Burns Brightly

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 8:00 pm

Brahms vowed to retire in 1890, but he wrote numerous additional works. He took it upon himself to return to a piece he wrote when he was 20 years old—his first piano trio. His revisions lend a mature counterpoint to the original youthful ebullience, and make it one of his first and last pieces. Elliot Carter, a notable Longy alum, also composed throughout his “golden years”, and the “H” Trio will pair Brahms’ trio with one of the last works Carter wrote at the age of 103. 


Brahms: Piano Trio #3 in c minor, Op.101

Brahms: Piano Trio #2 in C Major, Op.86


Carter: Epigrams for Piano Trio (2012)

Brahms: Piano Trio #1 in B Major, Op.8 


Admission is free but tickets are required.

4.23.18 Longy @ Regattabar: Because of You

Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, 7:00 pm

How does a dedication change the identity of a piece? What does a composer consider when writing for a speci c musician? We aim to answer these questions and more, pairing singers and composers to create new works while honoring some of the classic examples of art-inspiring-art. 

5.5.18 Radius Ensemble: Orbit

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 8:00 pm

SCHULHOFF – Concertino
HARTKE – King of the Sun
WOLFE – On Seven-Star-Shoes
PIAZZOLLA – Serie del Angel

Ástor Piazzolla revolutionized the world of tango music, with a unique voice echoing from Argentina to Europe via New York. Tonight, a pair of tango dancers accompany his Angel series. Erwin Schulhoff’s career started off with a blessing from Dvořák and ended all too soon in a Nazi concentration camp. His Concertino, written on a flurry of only four days, is a unique blend of expressionism and folk idioms. A late medieval canon is the backbone of American Grammy-winner Stephen Hartke’s King of the Sun. Also on the program, Julia Wolfe’s On Seven-Star-Shoes. 

Radius Ensemble is Longy School of Music's Ensemble-in-Residence. All concerts are free with Longy ID.


5.8.18 The Soul Selects Her Own Society

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 8:00 pm

This concert is a study in iconoclasts. Emily Dickinson bucked tradition with the unconventional syntax, clipped lines, and slant rhyme of her poems. Charles Ives, too, had no use for orthodoxy; his musical language experimented with innovations not seen again for decades. Hear his, and other settings of Dickinson’s works, while you explore the musical and poetic language of those who were unafraid to break the mold. 

5.11.18 The Honor is Ours

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 8:00 pm

A Longy student is easy to identify; you’ll find the perfect mix of technical mastery, rich imagination, visionary leadership, and social conscience. Each year Longy identifies the most exceptional performances of its world-class students, and features the winners of the 2018 Honors Competition in this consummate concert. 


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