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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Musicians from Marlboro Masterclass | Kim Kashkashian, viola

Monday • December 16, 2019   |   12:00 pm

Kim Kashkashian, viola, is internationally recognized as a unique voice on the viola. She studied with Karen Tuttle and Walter Trampler at the Peabody Conservatory. Hailed as an artist who combines a probing, restless intellect with enormous beauty of tone, Ms. Kashkashian’s work has been recognized with awards such as the George Peabody Medal and Switzerland’s Golden Bow Award. In 2016, she was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has appeared in recital in the world’s great halls, with the trio Tre Voci, and in duo partnerships with pianist Robert Levin and percussionist Robyn Schulkowsky. Ms. Kashkashian has forged creative relationships with composers such as Kurtág, Penderecki, Schnittke, Kancheli, and Pärt and commissioned compositions from Eötvös, Ueno, Olivero, Larcher, Auerbach, Mansurian, and Hosokawa. Her long association with ECM Records has yielded a discography that has garnered numerous international awards, including a Grammy in 2013 for her solo recording of works by Ligeti and Kurtág. Ms. Kashkashian’s recording of the unaccompanied suites of J.S. Bach was released in October 2018. She coaches chamber music and viola at New England Conservatory of Music and is founder and artistic director of Music for Food, a musician-led hunger relief initiative. For more information, visit musicforfood.net. In recent years Kim Kashkashian has returned to the Marlboro Music School and Festival as a Senior Artist—as have other distinguished artists—to share what they gained from Marlboro as well their own new perspectives.


Monday • December 16, 2019
12:00 pm
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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