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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Elemental – Dirt and Sky | Corrine Byrne and Andy Kozar Duo Recital

Tuesday • January 21, 2020   |   7:30 pm 8:30 pm

This performance by Byrne and Kozar, respective chairs of Longy’s vocal studies and brass departments, features music that explores the concept of opposing forces in inventive and ingenious ways. The exploration of the earthly and divine heard in the music of Hildegard von Bingen, the oppositions inherent in war through Rob Deemer’s “Thalia Fields” with text by an Iraq War veteran, the “clean” or “dirty” possibilities of tonality in Scott Wollschleger’s “Bring Something Incomprehensible Into This World,” and our views of life and death through the prism of loss, in Chris Cresswell’s “all that’s left is dirt and sky” are just some of the remarkable works for the Byrne:Kozar:Duo that will be heard on this evening length event.

Scott Wollschleger – Bring Something Incomprehensible Into This World, Mvt. 1
Hildegard von Bingen – Karitas
David Smooke – All Are Welcome Here
Scott Wollschleger – Bring Something Incomprehensible Into This World, Mvt. 2
Chris Cresswell – all that’s left is dirt and sky


Alexandre Lunsqui – Solis
Rob Deemer (text by Brian Turner) – Thalia Fields (2017)
Hildegard von Bingen  – Cum vox sanguinis
Jeffrey Gavett – Proof of Concept for Floating Child
Scott Wollschleger – Bring Something Incomprehensible Into This World, Mvt. 3

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Tuesday • January 21, 2020
7:30 pm 8:30 pm
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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