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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Radius Ensemble • Ensemble-in-Residence

Friday • March 3, 2023   |   8:00 pm

While this event is open to the public, you must pre-register in order to gain access in person. Registering for the performance is an important step to ensure the ability of contact tracing. No walk-ups will be allowed at Longy for performances.


Radius presents Boston composer Jonathan Bailey Holland’s new trio for horn, viola and piano, alongside Luna Pearl Woolf’s string trio. A work by Vanessa Gardner follows with a chestnut from Poulenc, the trio for oboe, bassoon and piano. These works surround a new piece by the winner of the twelfth annual Pappalardo Composition Competition.

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Radius Ensemble

By mixing local and international, classical and contemporary, familiar and novel, the Radius Ensemble offers listeners countless entry points into its performances. In November, we recognize National Native American Heritage Month with the world premiere of Charles Shadle’s Yakni Chahta (Choctaw Ground) and other pieces inspired by nature. This year’s program also includes new arrangements of Philip Glass and a new piece by the winner of the twelfth annual Pappalardo Composition Competition, as well as new pieces from members of the Longy and Boston community, such as Jonathan Bailey Holland, Chaya Czernowin, and Alexandra Du Bois.


Friday • March 3, 2023
8:00 pm
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States