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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Bahar Soyoz, piano | Graduate Student Recital

Sunday • May 16, 2021   |   7:30 pm

Program Notes

*J.Brahms – Intermezzo A Major op.118 no:2

This intermezzo is the second piece of Brahms’s ‘6 Klavierstücke’(six pieces for piano). It is one of his later works, and he dedicated it to Clara Schumann.

*Samuel Durand – Reminiscence

Talented Samuel Durand is a Longy composer and a pianist. He has finished this piece for solo piano in early 2020. He continues his studies at Longy School of Music.

*A.Adnan Saygun – ‘Sepetcioglu’ from Demet Suite op.33

The famous Turkish composer Saygun has written the Demet Suite for violin and piano. The suite includes four pieces, and three of them are traditional Turkish dances. Sepetcioglu is a traditional slow dance which is performed in the city Kastamonu(located northern Turkey).

*J.Brahms – Violin Sonata No:3 D minor, op.108

The last violin sonata of Brahms, which he dedicated to his colleague and friend Hans von Bülow. Unlike the previous sonatas it has four movements.

*F.Schubert – Winterreise 1-12, D 911

The song cycle ‘Winterreise’ (winter journey) was published the same year Schubert had passed away. This is the second cycle of Schubert composed on W. Müller’s poems. The story within the poetry is told by a heartbroken man, leaving his town, and going into the wilderness in the middle of winter. He struggles with his feelings of love, loneliness, and frustration. In his journey, he tries to leave his loved one behind but he is in fact carrying his broken heart wherever he goes. Therefore he cannot escape his feelings.


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Sunday • May 16, 2021
7:30 pm
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