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 | Fragility and Resilience

Saturday • September 12, 2020   |   8:00 pm

A night of vigor within vulnerability, determination within the unknown.

Nothing says resilience like airing your world premiere online, as composers Stephanie Ann Boyd, Aaron Trant, and Anthony Green are doing in this New Gallery Concert Series event. This program also features art by Sheila Gallagher—a night of making life’s uncertainty face the music, and that’s a virtual certainty.

Included with your ticket purchase, you will have the opportunity to join a virtual Zoom reception with the participants beginning approximately 5 minutes after the event has ended. Please be sure to complete the post-event survey, as well!

Registered attendees will receive an email with links to the performance, reception, and survey the morning of the event.

Program will include:

*CARESS for piano 4-hands and auxiliary percussion (2020) by Anthony R. Green
New Gallery Concert Series Commission WORLD PREMIERE
Duo A&I
A statement of solidarity with Black trans men and women, as well as an attempt to raise awareness of the alarming rate at which they are murdered, mostly with their cases left ignored and un-investigated.

*PSALMS (Nos. 8, 11, 13, 14) by Evan Tucker
An extraordinary conglomeration of antiquity and forward thinking, tradition and absurdity, Jewish identity and antisemitism, pop culture and politics, mental illness and disability, the tangible and the spiritual.
See program notes on Tucker’s Psalms.

*MORNING GLORY from Flower Catalog for solo piano (2020)
by Stephanie Ann Boyd
New Gallery Concert Series Commission WORLD PREMIERE
Sarah Bob, piano
…powerful presence even in short period of bloom time…

*HYMN for cello and toy piano (2020) by Aaron Trant
New Gallery Concert Series Commission WORLD PREMIERE
Rhonda Rider, cello; Sarah Bob, piano
A hymn-like tune that is stretched over time and then compacted, a showing of simplicity within complicated times.

*HOMELAND for solo flute (2017) by Allison Loggins-Hull
Sarah Brady, flute
What does home mean when the land has been destroyed? What does it mean when there’s been a political disaster, or a human disaster? How does a person feel patriotic when they feel unwelcomed at the same time.

Poetry written and recited by Charles Coe

*EZDEHAM (2019) by Bahar Royaee
Deniz Khateri, singer; Bahar Royaee, instrumentals & electronics
Feminine perspective of the daily struggles of immigration.



Saturday • September 12, 2020
8:00 pm
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