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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4.13.19 Bassoon Day at Longy

Saturday • April 13, 2019   |   9:00 am


bassoon player

Bassoon Day at Longy
Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9am to 5pm
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Hosted by Nanci Belmont and Rachael Elliott, Bassoonists
With Vanessa Breault Mulvey, Body Mapping Specialist

Bassoon Day at the Longy School of Music of Bard College. Topics include Bassoon Fundamentals, Reed Finishing (bring your own reeds for expert finishing advice), and an Introduction to Body Mapping for Bassoonists.


Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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