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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From Earth to Fire | Sergio Pallottelli, Flute

Saturday • January 25, 2020   |   8:00 pm 9:30 pm


An evening of the elements with works by Schubert, Schnyder and Franck.

Longy flute faculty Sergio Pallottelli presents a recital of two masterpieces of their time. Schubert’s sonata for the extinct Arpeggione, a bowed guitar of the 19th century, that had only a few years’ existence until it went out of use. This wonderful sonata survived and is most often played on cello, viola, or flute. The middle part of the recital is a setting to music of the four elements, Earth, Water, Air, and Fire, by Swiss composer Daniel Schnyder. The program ends with the monumental Sonata in A major by César Franck, originally for violin but now a staple of the flute repertoire as well.

Franz Schubert – Sonata in A minor D. 821 for flute and piano “Arpeggione”
Allegro Moderato | Adagio | Allegretto

Daniel Schnyder – Four Elements for flute and piano
Earth/Gaia | Kyklos/Aquae | Aulos/Recitativo del Vento | Il Fuoco/Feuertanz

César Franck – Sonata in A major for flute and piano
Allegretto ben moderato | Allegro | Recitativo-Fantasia | Allegretto poco mosso




Saturday • January 25, 2020
8:00 pm 9:30 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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