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: Transient Canvas

Tuesday • June 22, 2021   |   7:30 pm

Divergent Premieres: Transient Canvas

Join Transient Canvas for a night of Divergent Studio participent composer premieres. Transient Canvas is a Boston-based new music duo comprised of Amy Advocat (bass clarinet) and Matt Sharrock (marimba) whose performances have been regarded as “superb” by the Boston Globe, “disarming” by Cleveland Classical, and applauded by the San Francisco Chronicle for “the versatile imagination they both display and inspire in others.” Transient Canvas has premiered over 80 commissioned works in addition to working with hundreds of student composers from all over the world. The concert will feature works by Divergent Studio composition students Pak Hei (Alvin) Leung, Ian Wiese, Quinn Gutman, Bradley Mikesell II, Brooks Clarke, Marie Carroll, Michael Shun, Joi Harper, and Connor Simpson.  

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Tuesday • June 22, 2021
7:30 pm


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