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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IGNITE | Graduating Student Recital | Hsiu-Ping (Patrick) Wu, composer

Friday, April 29 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.


To IGNITE, is to cause a powerful emotion or reaction. From the uncertain times of the pandemic to the new normal. Please join us this evening for a recital of new chamber and orchestral works by Longy composer Hsiu-Ping (Patrick) Wu.

Featuring musicians from Longy and the Greater Boston area, including the IGNITE Orchestra.


Taiwanese-born Canadian Hsiu-Ping (Patrick) Wu is a composer, violinist, and multimedia artist who is constantly on the search for musical language that bridges his multicultural identity. Patrick’s music ranged from his own style of neo-romanticism to avant-garde soundscapes; fusing theatrical elements and improvisational techniques.

In 2016, Patrick wrote, directed, and scored his first short film Voyages, during the Nocturne: Art at Night Festival in Canada, accompanied with a live orchestral improvising the film score during the performance. Patrick’s pieces has also been premiered at highSCORE Composition Festival in Italy, Zodiac Music Festival & Academy in France, Uzmah Upbeat Composition Program in Croatia, Atlantic Music Festival in the United States, and most recently, Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival in Canada. Patrick has worked with renowned composers such as Jérôme Blais, Dinuk Wijeratne, David Ludwig, Andrew List, Joel Hoffman, Amy Beth Kirsten, Vivian Fung, and Alexandra Du Bois.

Patrick is an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre. He performs on a 1924 Carlo Giuseppe Oddone violin sponsored by the Chimei Museum Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Fountain School of Performing Arts, Dalhousie University, and is currently pursuing his Master of Violin Performance and Composition at Longy School of Music of Bard College with violinist Sean Wang and composer Alexandra du Bois.

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Friday, April 29 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