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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4.20.19 The Opera Department Presents: Paride ed Elena

Saturday • April 20, 2019   |   3:00 pm

Paride ed Elena Opera Dept.

Paride ed Elena, the third and least performed of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s reform operas for Vienna, co-mingles the Gods of Greek mythology and their human subjects into a tale which stirs up the affairs of Paride, Prince of Troy with Elena, Queen of Sparta. Judgement is the duality; deciding the most beautiful face as well as setting the stage leading up to the Trojan war. The actions of Paride will determine his fate and ultimately the fate of Troy.



Saturday • April 20, 2019
3:00 pm


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