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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2.16.19 Faculty Artist Recital: Book of Water/Book of Fire Eric Hofbauer and Tony Leva

Saturday • February 16, 2019   |   8:00 pm 10:00 pm

JCM faculty Eric Hofbauer has composed two new extended pieces, The Book of Water and The Book of Fire. This concert will feature a sneak peek viewing of his “video album” documentary The Book of Water, a suite for jazz sextet, to be released in 2019. Following that, is the performance debut of the Book of Fire, a 5-part suite for guitar, bass, turntables and samples inspired by the writings and speeches of James Baldwin.


Saturday • February 16, 2019
8:00 pm 10:00 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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