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 2

Sunday • June 27, 2021   |   1:30 pm

Divergent Premieres: Loadbang Round 2  

Experience never before heard student works come to life through loadbang. loadbang is 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). 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, loadbang has quickly risen to the acclaimed status as one of the premiere American new music ensembles. loadbang has premiered more than 400 works to date. loadbang will perform premieres by Divergent Studio composition students Eric Saroian, Leah Mullen, Kira Namiko Wales, Julio Elvin Quiñones, Stephen Jackson, Joel Kirk, Alexander Matheson, Kylan Hillman, Ryan Garvey. 

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Sunday • June 27, 2021
1:30 pm


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