22 / 23 SEASON

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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Drink the Wild Air: A 25th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday • October 3, 2019   |   7:30 pm

Wayman Chin celebrates 25 years on the Longy faculty—years of joy and deep inspiration that he likens to Emerson’s call to “live in the sunshine, swim the sea, and drink the wild air’s salubrity.” The program includes Mozart’s Sonata for Piano and Violin in C Major, K. 296 (the first piece Chin performed as a Longy faculty member); a new work for solo piano by faculty composer Paul Brust; and Schumann’s Piano Quintet, Op. 44. On this evening, Dean Chin will be joined by faculty colleagues: violinists Jesse Mills and Solomiya Ivakhiv, violist Sean Wang, and cellist Ole Akahoshi.

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Thursday • October 3, 2019
7:30 pm
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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