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 of Black American Jazz Pianists | Graduating Student Recital | Adam Huang, guitar

Friday, April 1 2022   |   7:30 pm

Free – $20.00
While this event is open to the public, you must pre-register in order to gain access in person. Registering for the performance is an important step to ensure the ability of contact tracing. No walk-ups will be allowed at Longy for performances.

Jazz is an art format that best represents American culture. In this concert, all the pieces are composed by Black American musicians with each of them representing a certain era of jazz history: Duke Ellington – 30s big band music; Bud Powell – 40s bebop music; Thelonius Monk – Cool Jazz; Horace Silver – Hard bop Jazz; and Cedar Walton – Modern Jazz.

Adam Huang is a guitar performer, music composer and educator from Shanghai, China who plays variety of music styles. During his nine-year guitar playing journey, he has been strongly influenced by musicians such as Joe Pass, Bud Powell, Cedar Walton and others.

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Date:
Friday, April 1 2022
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
Free – $20.00
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Venue

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