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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Masterclass | Judith Bettina, soprano

Thursday • March 5, 2020   |   12:00 pm 1:00 pm

The American soprano, Judith Bettina, was born to a violinist mother, Lilo Kantorowicz Glick, and a violist father, Jacob Glick, who was noted for his championship of new music. She obtained her Bachelor of Music and her Master of Music degrees from New York’s Manhattan School of Music and initially began performing in New York City.

Judith Bettina is particularly noted for her performances of contemporary classical music. A frequent guest soloist with the Met Chamber Ensemble, she has performed with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Münchner Philharmoniker and American Composers Orchestra. She has performed with chamber groups throughout the USA and Europe, including guest appearances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Bach Chamber Soloists, Speculum Musicae, The Bard Music Festival, Cygnus Ensemble, and The Geneva Music Festival.

Judith Bettina was on the music faculty of Stanford University from 1986 to 1993. Since 2008, she is on the faculty of the Mannes Preparatory Division. Amongst the noted composers who have written works for Judith Bettina’s voice are Charles Wuorinen, Milton Babbitt, Richard Danielpour, and Tobias Picker. Picker, who has described Bettina as “his muse of many years”, wrote his first song for her, a setting of a poem by Goethe. She is married to pianist James Goldsworthy whom she met at Stanford University. The two often perform together both in concerts and recordings. Many of the works they perform together are written specifically for them.

PROGRAM:

Stravinsky‘s Three Songs from William Shakespeare, for mezzo soprano, flute, clarinet, and viola (1953)
Performers: Mezzo sopranos Nina Kasper, Camille Hathaway and Kristen Lawler, clarinetist Jing Zhou, violist Nikolette Cartales, flutist Jessica Wu
La Passion de Simone by Kaija Saariaho
Performers: Gina Marie Falk, soprano; piano Scott Koljonen

*Tickets are not required for attendance

Details

Date:
Thursday • March 5, 2020
Time:
12:00 pm 1:00 pm
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Venue

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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