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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Oktoberfest: Things That Go Bump in the Night

Saturday • October 23, 2021   |   8:00 pm

Free – $35.00

Did anyone else hear that? Is there danger lurking around every corner, a sound in the dark…

The headlines look an awful lot like dystopian fiction, and that fiction is looking a lot like…America. You keep getting targeted ads for things you’ve only thought about. Your every move is being watched by billionaires in space. You keep seeing words like “code red for humanity” and “murder hornets” flash before your eyes…but perhaps you just ate too much candy corn?

If this dark timeline has you feeling haunted, take a break from reality at Longy’s annual Oktoberfest at Pickman Hall. It’s a cabaret-style music revue featuring your favorite vocal hits paired with fun-size wicked wit. Costumes are encouraged—and we’ll have plenty of extra props to dress up your existential dread.

Stop by for the music and stay for the tricks and treats —
just watch out for things that go bump in the night!


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Saturday • October 23, 2021
8:00 pm
Free – $35.00
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States