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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The Modern Standards | Duos & Trios Ensemble | Jazz & Contemporary Music

Monday, May 2 2022   |   8:00 pm

Free – $20.00

The Modern Standards Duos & Trios Ensemble

Ensemble Coach: Peter Cassino
Vocals: Cassie Kollman
Piano: Gabrielle Siena
Alto Saxophone: Junjie Yi
Tenor Saxophone: Zachary Dixon

Over the years Jazz has frequently been referred to as a truly American art form. It is referred to in Wikipedia as, “ traditional and popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of Black-American and European-American musical parentage with a performance orientation. From Africa, jazz derived its rhythm, “blues”, and traditions of playing or singing in one’s own expressive way. From Europe, jazz derived its harmony”

The Modern Standards Ensemble was created in this tradition and reflects the practice of re-interpretation and renewal for which jazz has become so well known.

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Monday, May 2 2022
8:00 pm
Free – $20.00
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Longy’s Alternative Library Performance Space
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States