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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35MM: A Musical Exhibition by Ryan Scott Oliver

Sunday • May 9, 2021   |   7:30 pm

A picture is worth 1,000 words — what about a song? In this intricately woven collection of stories told through song, you will see how one photograph can inspire an entirely new kind of musical. In 35mm, each photo creates a unique song, moments frozen in time; a glimmer of a life unfolding, a glimpse of something happening. Longy’s Opera Experience: May 8 and 9 at 7:30PM, Live-Stream from Pickman Hall.

35MM: A MUSICAL EXHIBITION is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com.

Music and Lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver
Based on Photographs by Matthew Murphy
Vocal Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ryan Scott Oliver

35mm is produced by special arrangement with THE GERSH AGENCY
41 Madison Avene, 33rd, New York, NY 10010
35mm was originally produced by John Johnson and Very Intense Productions, Galapagos Arts Space, 2012
Original Cast Album now available on iTunes

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Sunday • May 9, 2021
7:30 pm