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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Hildegard von Bingen: A Universe Bound by Music | Pamela Dellal, faculty artist/artistic director

Friday • December 13, 2019   |   7:30 pm

Members of the Longy Historical Performance and Vocal Studies Departments present an immersive exploration of the powerful music of Hildegard von Bingen in the intimate and acoustically dazzling Lindsay Chapel. Hildegard’s profound vision of the role of the feminine in the divine plan—and the cosmic unity of her worldview—will illuminate the four elements through the distinct characters of eight medieval musical modes.

Hildegard von Bingen:
A Universe Bound by Music and the Four Elements
Hymns and Antiphons by the 12th century Visionary of the Rhine
Friday, December 13, 7:30 pm
The Lindsay Chapel, First Congregational Church
11 Garden St. Cambridge, MA

Performers: Zoe Crafton; Gina Marie Falk; Quinn Gutman; Erika Matei; Molly McGuire; Cortlin Presley; Stephany Svorinic; Margaret Taylor; Angela Tyler

Course instructor: Pamela Dellal



Friday • December 13, 2019
7:30 pm
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Lindsay Chapel at First Church Cambridge
11 Garden St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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