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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New Gallery Concert Series • BEGIN HERE • Sarah Bob, Founding Artistic Director

Friday, October 14 2022   |   8:00 pm 9:00 pm

While this event is open to the public, you must pre-register in order to gain access in person. No walk-ups will be allowed at Longy for performances.


a coming together of new music, new visual art and their creators

How can we build back working balance, mutual love, and overall reciprocity with Mother Earth? Where do we even start when confronting on an ever changing world full of so many problems to tackle? When do we take a moment to value what we have?

Featuring mixed media artist APRIL CLAY
with musicians violist Alexander Vavilov, bassist Anthony Leva, pianist Sarah Bob, drummer Dylan Jack, the Sheffield Chamber Players
performing works by composer Michael Fiday, Kevin Day, Ukrainian composers Zoltan Almashi, Bohdan Kryvopust, Valentin Slivestrov, Yavhen Stankovych, and a WORLD PREMIERE by songstress composer Singer Mali.

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Image: Earthen Baby and Awake My Soul by April Clay

New Gallery Concert Series is grateful for its partnership with the Longy School of Music of Bard College.

The New Gallery Concert Series (NewGal) presents new pieces of music and visual art, along with the composers and artists who create them. NewGal’s commitment to building a unique community that encourages interactive collaborations and dialogue between musicians, visual artists, and members of the audience makes the New Gallery Concert Series one of the most refreshing organizations of its kind.


Friday, October 14 2022
8:00 pm 9:00 pm
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States