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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A Far Cry | By Heart

Sunday • February 7, 2021   |   2:00 pm

In a program that celebrates A Far Cry’s unique artistic values and our return to the stage as a full orchestra, we perform our signature piece, the Tchaikovsky Serenade, from memory! Democratically run and self-conducted, Criers rotate leadership on and off the stage, bringing fresh perspective to every piece of repertoire we perform. For the Tchaikovsky, one of the group’s earliest and most often concertized works, this means that layers of interpretation have accumulated – adding ever more depth to our collective memory of an old favorite. And, there’s nothing that deepens the relationship with a piece of music (and with each other) quite like playing it together by heart. To open the program, the mysticism of the Pärt plus the fresh classicism of the Bologne give a nod to Tchaikovsky’s deep love of Russia and admiration of Mozart. These styles come together as two poles of expression that unite in the Serenade.

Musical Program

Arvo Pärt | Silouan’s Song

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges | Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major, Op. 13 No. 1

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48, performed from memory

 

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Date:
Sunday • February 7, 2021
Time:
2:00 pm