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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Salon Series: A Celebration of Black Artistry

Friday • March 26, 2021   |   6:30 pm

Longy’s Black Student Union and Vocal Studies Department Present: 
A Celebration of Black Artistry
Featuring works by Trevor Weston, Jeffrey Mumford, Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, Jazmine Sullivan, and more
Featuring an arrangement of Poor Man Lazarus by Jester Hairston performed by the newly formed Voices of Zion at Longy directed by Ashleigh Gordon, Libor Dudas and Danny Rivera
Also featuring a group presentation by the newly formed “Nigerian Echoes” ensemble of Longy students who will perform folk songs featuring the main Nigerian languages, cultures and styles
Kristen Marion
Danny Rivera
Iris Jiaying Zhu-Mowry
Adam Merrill
Nmesoma Ogbuani
Blessing Agu
Ifeanyi Epum
Gift Anyagwochu
Temidayo Balogun
Olayemi Ogundola
Chinonso Obiezue
Tyreese Kadle
Lauren Florek
Lea Peterson
Eliana Sldarriaga
Libor Dudas
Andy Kozar
Julia Marcus
Erin Henke
Brandon Jung
Takaaki Matsumoto
Briana Boley
Eric Schindler
Pre-concert discussion:  6pm
Celebrating and Preserving Black Artistry
Uplifting the Music and History of the African Diaspora
Featuring distinguished guest Dr. Emmett Price, Founder of Castle of our Skins Ashleigh Gordon, and Longy student and BSU president Danny Rivera, hosted by Corrine Byrne
Pre-Concert Discussion Passcode: 617139


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Friday • March 26, 2021
6:30 pm
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