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 Premieres: Loadbang Round 1

Friday • June 18, 2021   |   7:30 pm

Divergent Premieres: Loadbang Round 1

This evening’s performance features the world premieres of eight new works written for loadbang by Divergent Studio participat composers. A New-York City based chamber ensemble comprised of Adrian Sandi (bass clarinet), Jeffrey Gavett (baritone voice) and Longy faculty members Andy Kozar (trumpets) and William Lang (trombone), they have been praised as “cultivated” by The New Yorker, “an extra-cool new music group” and “exhilarating” by the Baltimore Sun, “inventive” by the New York Times and regarded as a “formidable new-music force” by TimeOutNY. Rising to the acclaimed status as one of the premiere American new music ensembles loadbang has premiered more than 400 works since their founding in 2008. Pieces by composers Alexander Wu, Abigail Adams, Hsiu-Ping (Patrick) Wu, Antonio Sanz Escallón, Wei-Chia Wu, Tucker Johnson, Nicolás Aguía, and Calvin Hitchcock will be premiered. 

 

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Details

Date:
Friday • June 18, 2021
Time:
7:30 pm

Venue

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