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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Ensemble Uncaged: Palimpsest – Traces Remain | Andy Kozar and Rachael Elliott, co-directors

Sunday • October 4, 2020   |   3:00 pm

Longy’s premiere contemporary music ensemble presents “Palimpsest – Traces Remain,” a concert of new and recent chamber music compositions exploring themes of love, belonging, betrayal and remorse from multiple angles. The diverse program includes music by Kenji Bunch, Katherine Dudney, Lou Harrison, Maya Miro Johnson, Amy Beth Kirsten (Longy composition faculty) and Alex Weiser, among others. The musicians of Ensemble Uncaged shine a light on emerging and underrepresented contemporary composers. Experience the joy of discovery as we uncover the fundamental building blocks of music and explore the conceptual limits of what concert music looks like in the 21st century.

A palimpsest refers to a manuscript or paper whose original text has been rubbed off to make room for a new layer of writing. Even after removal, some of the original material may still be visible. Ensemble Uncaged exposes hidden connections across a multitude of styles, illuminating our understanding of our connection to music of generations’ and centuries’ past.



Sunday • October 4, 2020
3:00 pm
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