NAMING OPPORTUNITIES AT LONGY
Longy is committed to offering spaces that foster creativity and collaboration as part of our mission to train musicians to make a difference in the world. High quality instruments, stimulating classrooms, and inviting concert spaces enable us to create an innovative learning environment for our students and a welcoming atmosphere for concertgoers and guest artists.
Naming opportunities offer the highest form of recognition available for Longy to celebrate its generous supporters.
Naming opportunities include:
Recital Room N-1, Rey-Waldstein Building
This elegant, light-filled room is the largest multi-functioning classroom at Longy. It serves as a recital room and the primary space for workshops and seminars. Artists such as Dawn Upshaw, Martin Katz, and Wolfgang Brendel have inspired our students within the walls of this recital room. The space is currently equipped with a concert grand Falconi piano, which we hope to upgrade as part of its renovation.
Reception and Rehearsal Room 4
This historic room in Longy’s Zabriskie House boasts beautiful wooden walls and high ceilings. It is an ideal setting for chamber music and also hosts private lessons for students. Our vision for this space is to transform it into a communal gathering area for students. The new setup will encourage students to collaborate with fellow musicians and also provide needed seating for guests and concertgoers who visit Longy.
Currently referred to as the Wolfinsohn Room after legendary Longy violinist Wolfe Wolfinsohn, this space serves as the principal welcoming and gathering space at Longy. It also provides an intimate setting for masterclasses, piano seminars, receptions, and recitals. The room houses a Steinway B series concert grand piano, which Longy hopes to replace with a superior instrument more suited to public performance.
Longy’s Edward M. Pickman Hall hosts more than 180 public concerts free-of-charge. The Pickman Lobby area is our primary space to greet friends of Longy, both old and new. Renovations to this area aim to create a more inviting space for our guests.
Each of the spaces listed above lends itself to a transformational renovation that will greatly enhance the facilities at Longy for our students, faculty, and friends. We are happy to explore how your contribution can best be used for each project.
Other priority renovation opportunities include:
Masonry outside of Zabriskie House: We will repair the brick wall outside of Zabriskie and repave the brick paths in our lovely gardens with the utmost attention to historical accuracy.
Pianos: Longy’s highest priority is to replace the pianos in Recital Room N-1 and the Wolfinsohn Room (described above). The majority of our remaining pianos are Steinways of great craftsmanship. However, our instruments require ongoing, expensive maintenance and repairs. We hope an inspired donor will make these possible.
Additional naming opportunities are available. We would be happy to work with you and find a meaningful way to celebrate your contribution and the gifts of our buildings.