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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Custom Commission Showcase: Where Were You When?

Thursday • December 2, 2021   |   4:00 pm

Free – $20.00

Custom Commission Showcase 

December 2nd 2021, 4pm  

Entirely new pieces crafted for Longy’s Custom Commission after a process of collaboration and custom crafting as unique or detailed as each artist desires.

Join us in hearing new works crafted expressly for the musicians who premiere them by the composers who’ve listened to them practice!

To compose means to put together. Let’s listen to what composers and performers have been putting together—together—without boundaries.

Custom Commission is just that: learning about the musicians you are writing for by listening to them practice, asking questions, and sharing stories—before any new piece is written. And performers in return give inspiration to composers.

Longy’s Custom Commission Showcase features short, dynamic, espresso-infused moments of inspiration for the entire Longy community featuring inspiration from around the world.


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Thursday • December 2, 2021
4:00 pm
Free – $20.00
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States