For Longy’s 2022–2023 event season, we invite you to leave all preconceptions at home.

Musical experiences can have any starting point. Whether born of complex ideas, emotional impulses, or spontaneous inspiration, every music maker begins wherever they are—which is exactly where they need to be.

Just as there’s no right way, no single starting line for becoming a musician, composer, or performer, there’s no one correct entry point for us as the audience. There’s no required reading for experiencing a piece of music, no prerequisite understanding or context to bring with you to a musical experience. You come to it from wherever you are.

In relinquishing our ideas of what a musical experience should be, we open ourselves to receiving and internalizing music in a way that is unique and true to each of us.

Every artist, composer, and musician represented in this season’s program took a different path to arrive at Longy, detours and scenic routes included. We hope the stories on our stages this year inspire you to begin your own new journey, no matter where you start. Allow yourself to begin wherever you are.

When there’s no set path to follow, you become free to begin anywhere.

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Boston Opera & Zarzuela | Zarzuela in Cambridge

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, United States

Boston Opera & Zarzuela presents Zarzuela in Cambridge: A Hispanic Lyric Music Celebration. Featuring solos and ensembles from some of the most well-known Zarzuelas of all time. Longy students can...

Divergent Studio | A Divergent Opening

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, United States

Longy’s performance are free and open to the public, but please register in advance. On Monday, June 24th at 7:30 PM, ensemble-in-residence, loadbang, will open Longy’s Divergent Studio with a...

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Divergent Studio | Divergent Subsets

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, United States

Longy’s performance are free and open to the public, but please register in advance. On Tuesday, June 25th at 7:30 PM, the individual members of Longy’s Divergent Studio ensemble-in-residence, loadbang,...

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Divergent Studio | Divergent Solos

The Lilypad 1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge

Please note this performance will take place at The Lilypad. On Thursday, June 27th at 7:30 PM, the students of Longy’s Divergent Studio will present a program of unaccompanied solos...

Divergent Studio | Divergent Premieres: loadbang Round #1

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, United States

Longy’s performance are free and open to the public, but please register in advance. On Friday, June 28th at 7:30 PM, loadbang will present the first of two concerts featuring...

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Divergent Studio | Divergent Guest: Chen Yi

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, United States

Longy’s performance are free and open to the public, but please register in advance. On Saturday, June 29th at 7:30 PM, participants of Longy’s Divergent Studio will present a program...

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Divergent Studio | Divergent Homogeneity

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, United States

Longy’s performance are free and open to the public, but please register in advance. On Monday, July 1st at 7:30 PM, the students of Longy’s Divergent Studio will present a...

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Divergent Studio | Divergent Guest: Marti Epstein

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, United States

Longy’s performance are free and open to the public, but please register in advance. On Monday, July 2nd at 7:30 PM, the students of Longy’s Divergent Studio will play a...

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Divergent Studio | Divergent Premieres: Divergent Trio

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, United States

Longy’s performance are free and open to the public, but please register in advance. On Wednesday, July 3rd at 7:30 PM, Divergent Trio, an ensemble of new music specialists and...

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Divergent Studio | Divergent Speed

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, United States

Longy’s performance are free and open to the public, but please register in advance. On Thursday, July 4th at 1:30 PM, the performers of Longy’s Divergent Studio will present a...

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Thanks to our partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and their “Card to Culture” program, Longy School of Music of Bard College can offer free tickets to many of our diverse and innovative performance offerings. See the full list of participating “Card to Culture” organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.