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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Divergent Co-op

Saturday • June 19, 2021   |   7:30 pm

Divergent Co-op

On the afternoon prior to this concert, the participants of Divergent Studio had the opportunity to hear a lecture by and engage with the groundbreaking work of musicoloigist Marianna Ritchey.  Her recent book, Composing Capital – Classical Music in the Neoliberal Era, lays out the ways in which classical music and industries surrounding it, have aligned themselves with the language, values, and ideology of free-market economics. The faculty and students of the Longy Divergent Studio will present Divergent Co-Op, a program of music by composers published by Frog Peak, a composer driven co-op that prioritizes the well being of it’s artists and their work over the market forces that so often influence the publishing and contemporary music world. The concert will feature works by Eric Richards, Ruth Crawford Seeger, James Tenney, Frederic Rzewski, Clive Wilkinson, John Cage, Lou Harrison, Frank Wigglesworth, Julia Werntz, Tom Baker, and Lois V. Vierk.  

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Saturday • June 19, 2021
7:30 pm


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