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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Nevertheless, there is Hope | Clara Liera, piano | Graduating Student Recital

Sunday, May 15 2022   |   7:30 pm 11:00 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.


Clara Liera (Piano)
Emilia Carter (Violin)
Logan Howe (Clarinet)


Born in Indonesia, Clara Liera is a musician, an artist, and a traveler. As a pianist she is known for her deep, musical, and rich tone on the keyboard. When she was nine, she read a biography about Beethoven and told her mother “I want to dedicate my life to music just like Beethoven did!” “Prove it, then,” her mother replied. Little did her mother know that her words that day became one of Clara’s biggest motivations and driving forces to pursue excellence in musical studies.

Clara has performed as soloist and in chamber and orchestra in Indonesia, Italy, and United States. Her recent accomplishments include the 2018 Concerto performance as part of Biola Conservatory Concerto Competition Winners, 1st place 2019 Cremona International Piano Competition, and as recipient of Barbara Roth Donaldson’s Scholar Scholarship recipient at Longy School of Music in 2020 and 2021.

In the next few years, she wishes to further expand her musical knowledge and repertoire as well as continuing to perform in various other places. Pursuing excellence in music, Clara wishes to be able to utilize her music, her performances, as something that can bring forth joy, rest, peace, and hope to her audiences.

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Sunday, May 15 2022
7:30 pm 11:00 pm
Free – $20.00
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States