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 Guest: Sebastian Currier

Monday • June 21, 2021   |   7:30 pm

Divergent Guest: Sebastian Currier

Join students and faculty of the Divergent Studio for a concert celebrating the critically acclaimed and internationally renowned composer, Sebastian Currier.  One of three Guest Composer at this year’s Divergent Studio, Sebastian Currier is the recipient of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award, an award granted for outstanding achievement in the field of education, along with the Berlin Prize, Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and has held residencies at the MacDowell and Yaddo colonies. Described as writing “music with a distinctive voice” by the New York Times and praised for his “lyrical, colorful, firmly rooted in tradition, but absolutely new” style by the Washington Post, his music has been performed at venues worldwide by renowned artists and orchestras, including Anne-Sophie Mutter, the Berlin Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, and the Kronos Quartet. 

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Monday • June 21, 2021
7:30 pm


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