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 | Starting Alone/Coming Together

Saturday • February 27, 2021   |   7:30 pm

Don’t miss the inaugural concert for this dynamic ensemble! Longy students perform chamber orchestra works by Chevalier de St. George, Dimitri Shostakovich, Jessie Montgomery, and Frederic Rzewski. Composition students will orchestrate lieder for singers and chamber orchestra by Fanny Mendelssohn, Osnat Netzer, Joseph Szulc, Robert Schumann, and Ernest Chausson, and the concert will feature a world premiere by Longy student, Patrick Wu. There will also be smaller works by Georges Enescu, David Lang, and Alberto Ginastera, and finally an improvisation featuring all members of Orchestra FLEX.

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Saturday • February 27, 2021
7:30 pm