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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Exploring Italy and France | David Bowlin, violin Spencer Myer, piano

Monday • November 4, 2019   |   7:30 pm

With Stravinsky’s neo-classic “Suite Italienne” and two very different pictures of French music in Debussy and Franck’s Violin Sonatas, Oberlin violin faculty David Bowlin and Longy piano faculty Spencer Myer bring their nearly two-decade collaboration to Longy.

Violinist David Bowlin has won critical acclaim for his performances of a wide-ranging repertoire as both a soloist and chamber musician. First prize winner of the 2003 Washington International Competition, Bowlin has performed with members of the Juilliard, Emerson, and Brentano string quartets, and with pianists Mitsuko Uchida, Richard, Goode, Jonathan Biss, Jeremy Denk, and Robert McDonald.  He is a founding member of the International Contemporary Ensemble, Musical America’s 2014 Ensemble of the Year, a former member of the Naumburg award-winning Da Capo Chamber Players, and a member of the Oberlin Trio. He has made several tours with Musicians from Marlboro and has been a faculty member and guest artist with many organizations, including the Marlboro Music Festival, the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Boston Chamber Music Society, ChamberFest Cleveland, Chamber Music Chicago, the Banff Centre, Ojai, SongFest, the Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival, and the Detroit Chamber Music Society.


Stravinsky – Suite Italienne

Debussy – Violin Sonata

Franck – Violin Sonata


Monday • November 4, 2019
7:30 pm
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Wolfinsohn Recital Room
Zabriskie House 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States