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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Jesse Mills, violin masterclass

Wednesday • July 8, 2020   |   8:00 pm

Two-time Grammy nominated violinist Jesse Mills enjoys performing music of many genres, from classical to contemporary, as well as composed and improvised music of his own invention. He is a founding member of the Horszowski Trio, as well as Duo Prism, a violin-piano duo with Rieko Aizawa. Mills is a graduate of the Juilliard School where he was a student of Dorothy DeLay, Robert Mann, and Itzhak Perlman.

“All violinists need a pair of ears besides their own, to give them objective advice and to increase and expand what they hear when listening to themselves. Some may need to focus on some technical aspects of playing (shifting, bow control, intonation, vibrato, sound production); others, the more musical (phrasing, refining the articulation in a piece, or expanding the color palette). I always think about the whole person I am teaching; we all need to feel positive and inspired in order to make the most improvement.”

Learn how Longy will best prepare you to become the musician the world needs you to be—while members of our faculty will mentor you on what it takes to get to the next level of artistry in your craft. Follow along live and have your questions answered in real time!

Masterclasses will be an inclusive space for all musicians, regardless of instrument—to benefit from the “cross-training” that these opportunities can provide. What can pianists, violists, or percussionists learn from a vocal masterclass—and vice versa? Join us and find out!

Longy.edu/summer

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Date:
Wednesday • July 8, 2020
Time:
8:00 pm
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