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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East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Music from the North | Eva Skanse, flute | Graduating Student Recital

Monday, May 16 2022   |   11:00 am 12:00 pm

Free – $20.00
While this event is open to the public, you must pre-register in order to gain access in person. Registering for the performance is an important step to ensure the ability of contact tracing. No walk-ups will be allowed at Longy for performances.


East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Music from the North

Join us for a magical and fantastical program of Scandinavian music inspired by Kay Neilsen’s illustrations of the beloved collection of Nordic fairytales, East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Performing beautiful and rare works by Freithoff, Braun, Roman, Königsmarck, and Agrell on period instruments, we will explore stunning colors, characters, and stories from Scandinavian culture. The feature of the concert will be the North American premiere of Maria Aurora von Königsmarck’s 300 year old cantata, “O Großer Gott,” premiered in collaboration with Bo Andersson, professor emeritus at Uppsala University in Sweden.

Presented in proud partnership with the Scandinavian Society of Cincinnati Foundation and Silentwoods Collective.

Eva Skanse, historical flutes
Dana Maiben, viola d’amore
Chris Olav Henriksen, lute
Sarah Kiel, violin
Ambrose Philipek, violin
Nate Kim, viola
Vivian Montgomery, harpsichord
Andrew Koutroubas, cello
Guinevere Conner, double bass
Kristine Caswelch, soprano
Olusegun Soyemi, countertenor
Shengjie Cheng, bass


Eva Skanse is the former principal flute of the Queen City Chamber Orchestra, a founding member of the Cincinnati Camerata Baroque, and a member of Seven Hills Baroque Orchestra.

Eva has been named a finalist in competitions held by the Mid-Atlantic Flute Society, the Kentucky Flute Society, the Central Ohio Flute Association, the South Carolina Flute Society, the Florida Flute Association, the Mid-South Flute Society, and the National Flute Association. She is the winner of the International Flute Symposium Young Artist competition, the David L. Pierson Concerto Competition, the Hamilton Stands Scholarship, and the Hawkins Family Foundation Scholarship.

Eva is equally devoted to the baroque traverso and modern flute. She has been a featured soloist at the American Bach Festival performing a Vivaldi Concerto for Two Flutes at the San Francisco Conservatory Civic Center. She was a featured soloist with the Queen City Chamber Orchestra and performed Telemann’s Concerto for Flute and Recorder as well as Bach’s Orchestral Suite 2 on period instruments.

Eva received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music studying with Randy Bowman, Heather Verbeck, and Demarre McGill. She is a dual masters candidate, Elise Coolidge scholar, and graduate fellow at the Longy School of Music studying with Sergio Pallottelli and Na’ama Lion. In addition, she has studied at the Interlochen School of the Arts Institute, the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, the American Bach Soloists Academy and the Flauti al Castello in Italy. Other principal teachers include Lindsay Leach-Sparks, Morrigan O’Brien-Kane, and Michael Lynn.

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Monday, May 16 2022
11:00 am 12:00 pm
Free – $20.00
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States