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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Behind the Curtain | Xavier Foley

Friday • October 15, 2021   |   11:45 am 1:15 pm

Donors receive exclusive access to a composition seminar for Longy students by Visiting Artist Xavier Foley, a renowned composer, bass soloist, and multifaceted professional musician. Longy Assistant Dean for Artistic and Social Change Ian Saunders and Composition and Theory Chair Alexandra du Bois will greet guests in a special pre-event chat to prepare for the composition seminar, which will include workshopping student compositions, followed by a brief Q&A between guests and Xavier Foley.

Pre-seminar chat begins promptly at 11:45am in the balcony of Longy’s Pickman Hall.

This event is a benefit of becoming a Longy Fund member. Please contact Institutional Advancement at hcooper@longy.edu to gain access to this event.

Longy is grateful to Dunamis for sponsoring this event.


Friday • October 15, 2021
11:45 am 1:15 pm
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States