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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Music and Mindfulness: A new way to listen

Tuesday • February 9, 2021   |   7:00 pm


“Music and Mindfulness: A new way to listen” on February 9, 2021 at 7:00pm

In this experiential event, three mindfulness practitioners will each provide a guided meditation for deep listening ahead of the performance of a pre-recorded a piece of music. After the music, the practitioner will lead an interactive discussion about the experiences of the audience.

Event participants: Certified Music Practitioner (R) Aline Benoit, soprano and meditation teacher Pamela Bathurst, and baritone and meditator David Small.

Longy is grateful to our event co-sponsors: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, Dunamis, and Free Soil Arts Collective.

Funds raised by this event will support Longy’s social change programs.

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Tuesday • February 9, 2021
7:00 pm
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Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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