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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Palaver Strings • JOY • Ensemble-in-Residence

Thursday • March 16, 2023   |   8:00 pm

Joy features a mashup of musical styles and eras. This far-flung program celebrates the many paths available to musicians—all held together by the common threads of joy and catharsis. Enjoy everything from an arrangement of Nina Simone’s iconic “Feeling Good” to orchestra classics by Grieg and Bartok. In a nod to the spontaneity of joyful music-making, much of the program will be played from memory.

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The Palaver Strings’ mission is to inspire community through music—allowing audiences of all backgrounds an inroad into the world of live string performance. The group’s focus on diverse musical programming, collaboration, and education provides an exciting opportunity for new and seasoned listeners alike to discover something exciting.

Details

Date:
Thursday • March 16, 2023
Time:
8:00 pm
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Venue

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