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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– CLOSED TO PUBLIC – Masterclass | Jon Thorne, viola

Wednesday • March 11, 2020   |   6:30 pm

Jon Thorne holds the position of Solo Viola of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. He studied at the London College of Music with Maureen Smith and Penny Filer, then at the Royal College of Music with Simon Rowland-Jones and later with Mark Knight. Upon leaving the RCM, Jon joined the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Jon left the BSO to form the Bronte String Quartet, performing at venues such as Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, and many festivals throughout the UK and abroad. Jon joined the Badke Quartet in 2009 and played with them at venues throughout the UK and abroad including Wigmore Hall (live on BBC Radio 3), Kings Place, the Aix, Montreux, Ljubljana and Mecklenburg Festivals, Esterhazy Palace, USA tours and the Concertgebouw. Jon is a current member of The Oculi Ensemble. He is also a regular guest principal with the London Philharmonic, English Chamber and Bournemouth Symphony orchestras. Jon plays a viola by Giovani Grancino 1682.


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Wednesday • March 11, 2020
6:30 pm
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Wolfinsohn Recital Room
Zabriskie House 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States