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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Horszowski Trio • CIRCLE OF INSPIRATION • Ensemble-in-Residence

Friday, December 2   |   8:00 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.


Circle of Inspiration 

Robert Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op.73 (cello & piano)
Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in g minor, Op.17
Paul Chihara (b. 1938): Fantasy “Dragonfly” (2020) – World Premiere

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Musical inspiration can begin anywhere and continues across the boundaries of time. The Horszowski Trio commissioned a group of American composers from various generations to write short pieces inspired by the music of Robert Schumann, a project called “Fantasiestücke.” After Paul Chihara completed a piece for us, he decided to surprise us with the gift of a longer version of the work. On this program we present the WORLD PREMIERE of this longer-form trio. We are deeply inspired by the music of Robert Schumann, and we recorded his complete piano trios three years ago. He composed his first piano trio which is inspired by his wife, Clara, who wrote her own trio one year earlier. The seed of inspiration continues into our own time and into the music of Mr. Chihara!

Horszowski Trio

The Horszowki Trio has traveled the world to introduce audiences to new music and fresh interpretations of a traditional repertoire. As a longtime Longy Ensemble-in-Residence, the trio has inspired many students and the greater community.


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Friday, December 2
8:00 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