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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Adopt and Adapt | New Gallery Concert Series | Sarah Bob, director

Saturday, April 30 2022   |   8:00 pm

While this event is open to the public, you must purchase a ticket ahead of time in order to gain access in person. Registering for the performance is an important step to ensure the ability of contact tracing. No walk-ups will be allowed at Longy for performances.

Every identity is a house of endless rooms. But few identities are as complex as those of individuals who were adopted—the façade doesn’t always tell you what lies within. This New Gallery performance will be a musical tour — both literally and figuratively — through the winding halls and hidden rooms that make up the experience of adoption and being adopted. As you move through the Zabriskie House, you’ll hear music from Jonathan Bailey Holland, Maria Finkelmeier, and Fabiola Mendez, exploring themes of resilience, belonging, and empathy in a deeply personal way.


For more information about the New Gallery Concert Series, visit their website.

Rearrangement 28
Acrylic on panel
8″ x 10″
by Sharon Berke


Saturday, April 30 2022
8:00 pm
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States