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 as Social Change: A Reckoning

Tuesday • November 10, 2020   |   7:00 pm

Check out the Experience Longy series for a deep dive into what Longy’s innovative conservatory education is all about.

“Music as Social Change: A Reckoning” November 10 at 7:00pm

This panel discussion, led by Longy Assistant Dean of Artistic and Social Change Dr. Ian Saunders, will explore the reckoning of racism and misogyny within classical music dominated by dead white males.

Our panelists include: Longy’s Chair of Composition, Dr. Alexandra du Bois, founder and director of Quinteto Latino, Armando Castellano, and renowned opera singer, Lauren Michelle. They will share the intersection of their lived experience and classical music’s reckoning and what must come next for conservatories to be change agents.

This is the first event in our new “Experience Longy” series.

Longy is grateful to our event co-sponsors: Cary Memorial Library and Dunamis.


Tuesday • November 10, 2020
7:00 pm
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MA United States