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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Now’s The Time: JCM Visiting Artist Series

Friday • March 26, 2021   |   1:00 pm

“Now’s the Time” is the first of a new Visiting Artist Series that offers Jazz & Contemporary Music students the opportunity to work with guest artists. Each event includes an open rehearsal where the student body and public alike can see the inner workings of how new compositions are brought to life. After getting a glimpse of the rehearsal process, Now’s the Time culminates with a collaborative performance by the students and visiting artist, also open to the student body and general public. On 2/19/21 we are excited to host pianist and composer Frank Carlberg. Originally from Helsinki, Finland, Carlberg has carved himself quite a niche in the New York City jazz community. For more information on Frank Carlberg, visit his website www.frankcarlberg.com


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Friday • March 26, 2021
1:00 pm
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States