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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Harmonic Deadlines: Jazz and Contemporary Music Departmental Recital

Friday • November 13, 2020   |   7:00 pm

Influenced by the works of great American composers like Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, and Wayne Shorter (to name a few) the Modern Standards ensemble has focused primarily on original music written by ensemble members. Interpretation and discussion of the music and the role of each individual is on-going.
The Harmolodics ensemble explores different methods of improvisation not using pre-determined chord changes and typical forms. The ensemble members have each written and workshopped original compositions for this concert. The concepts draw heavily from (but not be limited to) ensemble coach Dave Bryant’s studies and performance experience with Ornette Coleman and his Harmolodic Theory.
Modern Standards
Stephen Richards- Alto Sax
Emmanuel Ramirez- Guitar
Chase Altizer- Guitar
Eric Klaxton- Piano
Sam Smith- Bass
Alexander Dillon- Drums
Roy Lewis- Trumpet
Zach Dixon- Tenor Sax
Eric Klaxton- Tenor Sax
Chase Altizer- Guitar
Sam Smith- Bass
Alexander Dillon- Drums


Friday • November 13, 2020
7:00 pm
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