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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Back to the Music | First Year Recital | Calista Richlen, flute

Friday, April 29 2022   |   7:00 pm 7:30 pm

Free – $20.00
While this event is open to the public, you must pre-register 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.


Please join us in Recital Room N-1.

Program Information

Sonata in A Minor, Wq 132
Composed by C.P.E Bach
Poco Adagio

Two Headed Calf
Composed by Benjamin Russman

Composed by Luciano Berio

Carmen Fantasie
Composed by Francois Borne

Biography: Calista Richlen

Calista Richlen is a flutist originally from Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. Ms. Richlen received her BA in Music Performance at Tennessee Technological University where she studied with Dr. Mary Matthews and Dr. Roger Martin. Currently, she studies at Longy Conservatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts where she studies with Sergio Pallottelli.

Calista Richlen performed in the Bryan Symphony Orchestra for four years as Flute 2, and has been Principal Flute in TnTech’s University Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band. She was also active in ensembles such as Tntech’s Flute Choir, Wind Quintets, Flute Quartets, and more. Some of her achievements include winning the Derryberry Concerto Competition with John Corigliano’s Pied Piper Fantasy in 2020, performing Valerie Coleman’s Concerto for Flute Choir, Goin’ Uptown, as soloist, and has performed across Tennessee and through the Greater Boston Area at various conventions and masterclasses. In addition to her frequent performances, Ms. Richlen teaches students from beginners to advanced. She teaches privately, does flute coaching, band camps, and masterclasses, and has been doing so for 5 years.

She also serves her community in other ways. In March of 2020, Calista Richlen started an Instrument Donation fundraiser in response to a devastating tornado. She collected, cleaned, repaired, and gave out instruments to musicians who lost theirs so that these musicians could continue what they love most.


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Friday, April 29 2022
7:00 pm 7:30 pm
Free – $20.00
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