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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Orchestra FLEX • BEGIN ANYWHERE. BEGIN EVERYWHERE.

Saturday, October 22 2022   |   8:00 pm

Free – $20.00
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.

 

This year at Longy, the entire community, students, faculty, and guest artists, have been prompted with the invitation to Begin Anywhere.

What does that mean?

In Orchestra FLEX’s first concert of the 22/23 season, the exploration and journey to the possible meaning is, in fact, the very purpose of the prompt. We will begin anywhere, and take it one step farther, we will begin everywhere.

Music of the spheres in Gustav Holst’s The Planets.
Music on the very nature of existence in Joseph Haydn’s The Creation.
Music as heard in the natural world through Peter Gilbert’s Tsukumi.
Music of the vast human cultural history and experience through works by Sylvester Revueltas, Trevor Weston, Chen Yi, and Siamak Aghaei with Colin Jacobsen.

Join the students of Orchestra FLEX, with guest conductor Roger Kalia, as they embark on this journey of musical discovery.

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Orchestra FLEX is a re-imagined orchestra which provides an opportunity for large ensemble projects without being limited by instrumentation. Defined by the group’s collective voice, students take part in the full process of orchestral programming, navigating the real-world challenges and discoveries of concert production, planning, and performance while exploring the intersections of musical tradition, arrangement/composition, improvisation, technology, and innovation.

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Date:
Saturday, October 22 2022
Time:
8:00 pm
Cost:
Free – $20.00
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Venue

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States