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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Eventide: Radius Ensemble | Ensemble-in-Residence

Saturday • September 28, 2019   |   8:00 pm

Weaving together ancient and modern, David Gompper’s Kuta Muela, “old stick,” is based on a Native American melody and performed with a companion film, Huya Ania (The Wilderness World). The evening air in Vienna often carried “serenades” of woodwinds on the breeze. A popular genre, Mozart wrote more than a dozen during his lifetime. Here, a rare opportunity to hear one that isn’t Eine kleine Nachtmusik, in a minor key at that! Boston composer Beth Denish will be present for the world premiere of her Star IV for viola and percussion, which explores contrasts of improvisation and traditional score interpretation. Also on this program, Rhonda Larson’s Be Still My Soul, which finds its roots in a famous melody by Jean Sibelius.

GOMPPER – Kuta Muela III for flute, bassoon, piano and percussion Featuring Huya Ania, a film by Sheilah Britton
LARSON – Be Still My Soul for solo flute
DENISCH – Star IV for viola and percussion (world premiere)
MOZART – Serenade in C minor, K.388

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Saturday • September 28, 2019
8:00 pm
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