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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OktoberFest: Things That Fall

Friday • October 25, 2019   |   8:00 pm

Leaves fall…temperatures fall…leaders fall…Niagara falls…people fall in (and out of) love.

OktoberFest reveals  the beauty, the nostalgia, and the heartbreak of things that tumble and fall, as seen through 1960s-tinted glasses.

Be transported to the moment the bright colors of the late mod years reveal the first hints of the mustard, avocado, and pumpkin shades to follow.

Dress up in your best groovy attire and join us for a pre-concert reception at 7:30PM!

*Please note that the same program will be presented both evenings.

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Friday • October 25, 2019
8:00 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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