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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Imagine Orchestra with Bill Banfield

Monday, April 25 2022   |   7:30 pm

Free – $20.00

Celebrated composer, guitarist, and recording artist Dr. Bill Banfield brings his eclectic chamber ensemble, Imagine Orchestra to Pickman Hall at Longy!

Banfield has written works that have been commissioned by several leading orchestras, recorded by prominent labels, and performed by the likes of Bobby McFerrin, Nnenna Freelon, and many others.

The Imagine Orchestra—joined by five Longy students for this specially curated concert—is a chamber jazz ensemble featuring some of Boston’s brightest musical talents with an approach to composing and performing where the music is both fully orchestrated and improvised.

In Dr. Banfield’s own words: “Think Ellington meets Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman, and Frank Zappa and Miles Davis meet Gill Evans.”

Join us for an evening of diverse and inspired music by a chamber ensemble like no other.

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Details

Date:
Monday, April 25 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