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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Traced Overhead | First Year Student Recital | Luping Xu, piano

Sunday, March 27 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.

Luping(Robyn) Xu is a Boston-based pianist, harpsichordist, improviser, and educator who is passionate about the discovery and performance of lesser-known and under-represented artists. Ms. Xu is active both domestically and internationally, working as a soloist, chamber musician, and improviser.

Ms. Xu is featured frequently in performing new works by living composers. Recently, she premiered a Solo Cantata “The Binding of Isaac” by Delvyn Case. As a recording artist, she can be heard performing works of C.P.E. Bach with the vocalist David Mather for the Packard Humanities Institute in Boston. As an improviser, she has appeared in a multi-media project “Magia Naturalis”(Natural Magic) with the visual artist Karl Stephan.

Robyn has participated in Longy’s Divergent Studio(U.S.), the Vienna International Pianists Academy, and the Pinerolo Chamber Music Festival (Italy). Ms. Xu received her Bachelor’s of Music in Piano Performance from the Wuhan Conservatory of Music, Master’s of Music and is currently pursuing a graduate performance diploma at the Longy School of Music of Bard College where she studies with Donald Berman.


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Sunday, March 27 2022
7:30 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