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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Composers of the African Diaspora Class Recital

Sunday • November 15, 2020   |   3:00 pm

After engaging this semester with over 500 years of African diasporic artistry created on multiple continents, students from the Composers of the African Diaspora class are excited to showcase a wide range of compositional styles and genres from past and present Black composers. We invite you to learn and listen as we share both music and stories of Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Justin Holland, Blind Tom, William Grant Still, Florence Price, Ed Bland, Ulysses Kay, Adolphus Hailstork, Regina Harris Baiocchi, Valerie Coleman and H. Leslie Adams. Solo and chamber works, as well as original compositions by students Joi Harper and Lorenzo Macuja, will be available to enjoy for one week only: from Sunday, November 15th at 3pm to Sunday, November 22nd at 3pm


Sunday • November 15, 2020
3:00 pm


Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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