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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Longy Lab Live • Peter J. Evans, director

Recital Room N1

For those interested in electronic music, experimental music, score vs. improv music, noise music, silly music, anarchic structures, etc., this will be the show for you! On the 'program' are:...

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Piano Department • A MODERN SCHUBERTIADE • Faculty Recital

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

While this event is open to the public, you must pre-register in order to gain access in person. No walk-ups will be allowed at Longy for performances.   Longy's piano...

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Graduating Student Recital • Gen Yoshimura, percussion

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

All Longy students present full recitals as part of their education and ongoing evolution as artists. They are charged with thinking critically about what stories they tell, whose voices to...

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The Multifaceted Career • ADRIAN ANANTAWAN • Violinist, Advocate, Educator

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

Violinist and Artistic Director for Shelter Music Boston, Educator, Advocate for Disability and the Arts https://www.sheltermusicboston.org/ https://www.adriananantawan.com/Adrian Anantawan holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, Yale University and Harvard...

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.