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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A Journey Within | Graduating Student Recital | Benjamin Shparber

Tuesday, May 17 2022   |   7:30 pm

Free – $20.00
While this event is open to the public, you must pre-register in order to gain access in person. Registering for the performance is an important step to ensure the ability of contact tracing. No walk-ups will be allowed at Longy for performances.

 

“A Journey Within is a diverse group of pieces illustrating my path from a solo artist to a member of the greater musical community, collaborating with artists and ensembles of various sizes, and learning how to achieve my calling – that of a musical creator.”

– Benjamin Shparber

Benjamin Sparber biography

I am an composer, pianist, and singer/songwriter, playing whatever music is in my heart. My passion is to evoke emotion through my music, and create sounds that accentuates scenes in movies, tv, and videogames. I live in the moment after the music fades, when it drops back in for maximum effect. It is my hope that I can work on many diverse projects, from movies, to videogames, to live orchestral performances, and never stop expanding my musical abilities and achievements.

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Date:
Tuesday, May 17 2022
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
Free – $20.00
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Venue

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States