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 Finale

Sunday • June 27, 2021   |   7:00 pm

Divergent Finale 

Celebrate the Divergent Studio, Longy’s new music summer institute, with this end-of-festival finale concert. Students and faculty will present a program of new music marking the pinnacle of the festival. Featuring exciting contemporary works by Sir Harrison Birtwhistle, Salvatore Sciarrino, Steven Stuckey, Tania Leon, David Lang, Chen Yihan, Carlos Escalante, Georges Aperghis, Bernhard Lang, Reiko Futing, Oliver Knussen, Pauline Oliveros, Courtney Bryan, and Karlheinz Stockhausen.  

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Sunday • June 27, 2021
7:00 pm


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