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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5.4.19 VISION- Radius Ensemble, Ensemble-in-Residence

Saturday • May 4, 2019   |   8:00 pm

HOLLAND – Alchemy for flute and cello
BEETHOVEN – Trio for flute, bassoon and piano
HARBISON – Six American Painters for oboe and strings
Plus a new work by Guggenheim Award-winner Laurie San Martin for all nine members of Radius Ensemble in celebration of Radius Ensemble’s twentieth anniversary

Inspired by painters whose works are displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, John Harbison’s Six American Painters encapsulates the emotional and visual experience of engaging with art. Boston composer John Harbison will be present for this concert, part of the city-wide recognition of his eightieth birthday. In Alchemy, Jonathan Bailey Holland probes the way instruments combine or meld their respective timbres, yet remain distinct. Ludwig van Beethoven was only sixteen years old when he wrote the trio for piano, flute and bassoon, likely for a local aristocrat to perform with his family. And finally, we celebrate our twentieth anniversary season with a new work by Guggenheim Award-winner Laurie San Martin for all nine members of Radius Ensemble.

Purchase tickets at left or check out the full season and subscribe.

Please note: there is a $4 surcharge per ticket when purchased at the door.

Pictured: Laurie San Martin. Photo by Rudy Garibay




Saturday • May 4, 2019
8:00 pm


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