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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Aperture | Longy Trumpets with Tage Larsen | Student and Guest Artist Recital

Monday, May 2 2022   |   7:30 pm

Free – $20.00

Please note: Recital to be held at First Church, Cambridge (11 Garden Street)

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.


Longy Trumpets, with special guest Tage Larsen, present Aperture.

More often than not, the word aperture is used in the context of photography, meaning the opening through which light passes. As trumpeters, the aperture is the small opening between our vibrating lips, through which air passes as the lip vibrates. Unlike the camera, which captures light, the trumpeter’s aperture produces light, a great and resonant brightness that for thousands of years has come to symbolize and evoke a diversity of emotion, ranging from a warlike pride to introspective mourning, and even signaling the end of time. On Monday, May 2, 2022, at First Church in Cambridge, the Longy Trumpets will welcome special guest Tage Larsen (Chicago Symphony Orchestra) to present Aperture, a program of music by composers Johannes Brahms, George Enescu, Sofia Gubaidulina, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Francis Poulenc, Verne Reynolds, David Snow, and John Zorn, highlighting the range of timbral and expressive capabilities inherent in the trumpet.

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Monday, May 2 2022
7:30 pm
Free – $20.00
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First Church in Cambridge
11 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States