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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Castle of our Skins: Portrait of Composer Trevor Weston | Ashleigh Gordon, co-founder

Saturday • December 14, 2019   |   8:00 pm

Born out of the desire to foster cultural curiosity, Castle of our Skins is an ensemble dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music. This year, they mark their seventh season by bringing the music of Trevor Weston to Longy. From classrooms to concert halls, Castle of our Skins invites exploration of Black heritage and culture, spotlighting both unsung and celebrated figures of the past and present.

By Fire and Sword”

Wafting Clouds (2010)
Sarah Bob, piano

Fudo Myoo (2012)
Gabriela Diaz, violin
Mina Lavcheva, violin
Ashleigh Gordon, viola
Francesca McNeeley, cello

Evening Songs (2001)
II. Sleep Serenade
III. Tenebris
IV. Common Dust
V. Seed of Peace
Ron Wiliams, Baritone, Sarah Bob, piano

Eurythmy Variations (2007)
Sarah Bob, piano

Songs for the Anonymous Lover (2001)
Sirgourney Cook, Soprano, Ashleigh Gordon, viola, Francesca McNeeley, cello

Juba (2017)
Gabriela Diaz, violin
Mina Lavcheva, violin
Ashleigh Gordon, viola
Francesca McNeeley, cello

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Saturday • December 14, 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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