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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“Mask”erade: A Mandatory Twist on a Timeless Tale

Thursday • November 12, 2020   |   7:30 pm

Please note the time change of this event to 7:30 pm.

An exploration of the Cinderella Story from Ancient Greece to modern day.  Join us and discover just how many versions of this story has been passed between cultures for over 2000 years!  This performance highlights a few of the story’s characters from various musical and opera settings in English, Italian and French.

Natalie Vatcher, soprano
David Mather, baritone
Quinn Gutman, soprano
Takaaki Matsumoto, baritone
Angela Gooch, Director
Noriko Yasuda, Musical Director and Pianist


Thursday • November 12, 2020
7:30 pm


MA United States