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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Guest Presentation | Dr. Marina Chiche: Nadia Boulanger and Longy

Tuesday, March 29 2022   |   12:00 pm 1:00 pm


Join us for a presentation by Dr. Marina Chiche on Nadia Boulanger and her connection to Longy.

Nadia Boulanger taught at Longy from 1938-1945, offering advanced courses in composition, harmony, and counterpoint, as well as lectures on Beethoven’s string quartets and Bach’s cantatas. While Nadia Boulanger may seem more traditional to our modern perceptions, she was a pioneer and innovator in her own time. Involved in early versions of the work Longy continues today, Boulanger aimed to invent new ways for musicians to embark on their educational journey. During this event, Dr. Chiche will explore Boulanger’s deep and lasting connection to Longy and our educational pursuits.

Born in Marseille, Dr. Marina Chiche is a French violinist who regularly performs worldwide. She was Head of Strings at Trossingen University of Music from 2013-2018. Dr. Chiche has recently published a book, Musiciennes de Légende, on exceptional women in music, which is available now.

While this event is open to the public, you must pre-register in order to gain access in person. Registering for the performance is an important step to ensure the ability of contact tracing. No walk-ups will be allowed at Longy for performances.


Tuesday, March 29 2022
12:00 pm 1:00 pm
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States