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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New Gallery Concert Series: 2, 4, 6, 8 = Twenty: A Night of the Elements | Sarah Bob, artistic director

Thursday • November 7, 2019   |   7:30 pm

New Gallery Concert Series (NGCS) begins its 20th anniversary season featuring artwork by the metalsmith Rhea Vedro, a commissioned world premiere of David Rakowsk’s Eighters Gonna Eight for two pianos and eight hands, and an incredible line up of pianists, including Marilyn Nonken, Geoffrey Burleson, Donald Berman, and Sarah Bob. NGCS provides collaborative platforms to living composers and visual artists that are eclectic, thoughtprovoking, and great fun.

“The next generation of new music may have found a niche.” —Boston Globe

Saddlebird • Rhea Vedro• 2013 • steel, metal leaf, enamel paint, wood • 33″ x 61″ x 70″


Crackling Fire for piano four hands (1990) by David Rakowski (1958)
Marilyn Nonken & Geoffrey Burleson 

Earth Into Air for piano four hands (2019) by Stefanie Lubkowski (1974)
New Gallery Concert Series Commission WORLD PREMIERE
Sarah Bob & Donald Berman
Cadenza from Ananke by John Aylward
Sarah Bob

Simplicity, goodness, & truth. for piano four hands (2019) by deVon Russell Gray (1980)
New Gallery Concert Series Commission WORLD PREMIERE
Geoffrey Burleson & Sarah Bob 

Fantasy on a Theme by Steve Reich for piano six hands (1999) by Steve Reich  (1936) & Dionysis Boukouvalas (1979)
Sarah Bob, Geoffrey Burleson, Donald Berman 

Solid Goldie, Etude #90 for piano solo (2009)
Sizzle, Prelude #21, Book III for piano solo (2013) by David Rakowski
Marilyn Nonken 

Eighters Gonna Eight (2018) for two pianos & eight hands by David Rakowski
New Gallery Concert Series Commission WORLD PREMIERE
Tutti: Sarah Bob, Donald Berman, Marilyn Nonken, Geoffrey Burleson

Tickets are $20 at the door.



Thursday • November 7, 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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