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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Dana Varga • THEN AND NOW • Faculty Artist Recital

Sunday • January 29, 2023   |   3:00 pm

Free – $20.00
While this event is open to the public, you must pre-register in order to gain access in person. Registering for the performance is an important step to ensure the ability of contact tracing. No walk-ups will be allowed at Longy for performances.

 

This vocal compilation gives us a glimpse into different waypoints on Dana Varga’s musical journey. From growing up as the daughter of a professional jazz bassist through years of musical education, Varga’s chosen repertoire chronicles each unexpected turn along her path. By sharing personal stories alongside each selection, she gives the audience an intimate look at where she began and where she’s headed.

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Dr. Dana Lynne Varga is a sought-after soprano, voice teacher and career coach, as well as the Founder and Artistic Director of MassOpera. Dana regularly presents vocal master classes as well as entrepreneurship lectures for musicians all over the east coast, and publishes articles frequently in Classical Singer Magazine.

An avid concert soloist, Dana made her Carnegie Hall debut last year performing Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with Mid-America Productions. Her recent performances have included Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Cantata Singers (Jordan Hall), Mozart’s Mass in C Minor and Vivaldi  Gloria  with Coro Allegro (Sanders Theatre), Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra and Haydn’s Creation  with the Andover Choral Society.

Additional past highlights include the Fauré Requiem and Neilsen’s Symphony No. 3 with the Springfield Symphony, the Brahms Requiem with the Polymnia Choral Society, Amy Beach’s Mass and Handel’s Israel in Egypt with the Commonwealth Chorale, Bach ’s B Minor Mass and Christmas Oratorio with the Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra, Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony with the Metropolitan Chorale and Beethoven’s Mass in C at Tanglewood (Ozawa Hall). Dana performs Handel’s Messiah regularly with dozens of organizations across the northeast.

Dana has amassed accolades for her numerous operatic roles, most recently receiving rave reviews as Pallas Athene in Gluck’s Paride ed Elena with Odyssey Opera. Past roles performed have included Musetta in La bohème, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, Anna Maurrant in Street Scene, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Micaëla in Carmen, Alcina in Alcina, Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow and First Lady in The Magic Flute. She has performed with Boston Lyric Opera, Odyssey Opera, PORTopera, Opera Boston, Boston Opera Collaborative, PANopera, Connecticut Lyric Opera, Commonwealth Opera, Boston Baroque, the Aldeburgh (Britten-Pears) Festival and Teatro Nuovo.

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Date:
Sunday • January 29, 2023
Time:
3:00 pm
Cost:
Free – $20.00
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Venue

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