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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Celebrity Series • Davóne Tines, bass-baritone • Debut Series

Wednesday • April 26, 2023   |   8:00 pm

The Debut Series at Longy’s Pickman Hall
Hear artists you’ll be talking about for years in our most intimate hall for classical music!

In the 2022-23 season, we celebrate ten years of hosting fascinating musicians from around the world as new-to-the-Series artists take the Pickman Hall stage. Some are making their Boston recital debuts, some are appearing in the city for the first time, and others are making their first-ever tours to the United States!

Get ready to enjoy thoughtfully curated recitals that will give you a new perspective on composers you thought you knew by heart, take you on a journey from darkness to dawn, and explore the beauty and common language of music from diverse regions and eras.

Davóne Tines, bass-baritone
Adam Neilsen, piano

Bass-baritone Davóne Tines, Musical America’s 2022 Vocalist of the Year, brings us an ambitious and brilliantly curated program entitled Recital No. 1: MASS. Tines invites listeners to recontextualize Bach arias, Caroline Shaw’s Mass, and religious ritual. Woven into this are arrangements of spirituals by Tyshawn Sorey, Moses Hogan, and Margaret Bonds, as well as Julius Eastman’s powerful a cappella work, Prelude to the Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc.

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Tines has made his mark in opera and concert performances, from works by Handel, Beethoven, and Verdi to world premieres by Kaija Saariaho and John Adams. Tines has triumphed locally with his 2018 staging of Langston Hughes’ The Black Clown at the American Repertory Theater and Were You There for the American Modern Opera Company. In the latter work, he sings about illuminating past and recent tragedies and forming a spiritual communion to remember victims of police brutality. The New Yorker describes Tines’ work, saying “he is challenging the conventions of classical music, tackling themes of race and sexuality and expanding what it means to possess an operatic voice.”

In the 2022/2023 season, Davóne Tines makes his anticipated Celebrity Series debut, adding to an impressive roster of appearances, which include the De Nationale Opera, Finnish National Opera, Opéra National de Paris, LA Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Opera, and Teatro Nacional de São Carlos.

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Date:
Wednesday • April 26, 2023
Time:
8:00 pm
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Venue

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States