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Donald Berman, piano | Long Distance

Saturday • October 28, 2023   |   8:00 pm 9:00 pm

Free – $20.00
Longy’s performance are free and open to the public, but please register in advance.

Who gets to write your story? For so many refugees, that privilege belongs to someone else—a journalist, a relief worker, a native speaker. In this solo recital, pianist and Longy faculty member Donald Berman performs pieces composed by first- and second-generation refugees who are currently living in the U.S. Their compositions evoke memories of home, of displacement, and of their experience adjusting to a new land.

Inviting audiences on a world tour, Donald Berman curates a program that features music by composers of Asian, European, and Middle Eastern descent. His evening of music is a testament to spaces of radical welcome, reminding us of our eternal need for creative self-expression, even (or especially) during times of intense trauma.

These pieces convey our universal need to speak in our own voice, even when it sounds foreign to others. In honoring the artistic expression of different diaspora groups, Donald Berman relays their stories as they were written. No translation needed.

Faculty Artist Recital


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Saturday • October 28, 2023
8:00 pm 9:00 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
Thanks to our partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and their “Card to Culture” program, Longy School of Music of Bard College can offer free tickets to many of our diverse and innovative performance offerings. See the full list of participating “Card to Culture” organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.