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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Leaving Love: Shengjie Cheng, baritone | Graduating Student Recital Livestream

Saturday • October 31, 2020   |   7:30 pm

Shengjie Cheng, Baritone
Brian Moll, Piano

Watch livestream here.


Why Shouldn’t I                                                                                  Cole Porter (1891-1964)
I Get a Kick out of You
Let’s Misbehave
Night and Day

Musica proibita                                                                                     Stanislao Gastaldon  (1861-1939)
Serenata                                                                                                 Pietro Mascagni  (1863-1945)
Passione                                                                                                 Ernesto Tagliaferri (1889-1937)

Don Quichotte a Dulcinee                                                                 Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

  1. Chanson romanesque
  2. Chanson épique
  3. Chanson à boire

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen                                                      Gustav Mahler ( 1860-1911)

  1. Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht
  2. Ging heut’ morgen über’s Feld
  3. Ich hab’ ein glühend Messer
  4. Die zwei blauen Augen


Saturday • October 31, 2020
7:30 pm


Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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