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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Epstein @ 60 | Ludovico Ensemble: From Wakefulness to Sleep

Monday • November 18, 2019   |   7:30 pm

Hypnagogia (2009)
Lazy Susan (1997)
Komorebi (2017)

Featuring Sarah Brady, flute; Rane Moore, clarinet; Elizabeth England, oboe, Lilit Hartunian, violin; David Russell, cello; Jennifer Ashe, soprano; Mike Williams, percussion; Jeff Means, percussion; Nick Tolle, cimbalom/percussion; Donald Berman, piano; and Franziska Huhn, harp

In celebration of Marti Epstein’s 60th birthday, the Ludovico Ensemble will present a career-spanning mini-festival of her music, including several works commissioned and premiered by the group. The Ludovico Ensemble has been performing Marti Epstein’s music since the group was founded in 2003. Her artistry and advocacy has been pivotal to the development and continuing success of the group, and on the occasion of her 60th birthday we are presenting three concerts of her music celebrating her singular compositional voice and the enormous impact she has had on musical life in the city of Boston.

In the last 16 years, Ludovico Ensemble has performed over a dozen of Marti’s pieces, including the premiere of three major pieces of chamber music: Hypnagogia for mixed septet, Dirl for mixed quintet, and Mary Magdalen for soprano and cimbalom. The Longy School of Music of Bard College is hosting the Ludovico Ensemble for three concerts, each featuring a performance of one of these major commissions, complemented by works for similar instrumentations spanning Marti’s career.



Monday • November 18, 2019
7:30 pm
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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