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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Sarasa Ensemble • MUSIC OF THE MADONNA

Saturday • January 14, 2023   |   8:00 pm 9:00 pm

No doubt the life of the Virgin Mary, the Madonna, has been a focal point of sacred music in Western classical music, especially in the Baroque era. This program features two beautiful Marian Cantatas, as well as glowing works for strings and continuo by Händel, Corelli and Rosenmüller.

Meg Bragle, mezzo soprano; Elizabeth Blumenstock, Christina Day Martinson, Jesse Irons, violins; Jenny Stirling, viola; Jennifer Morsches, Timothy Merton, cellos; Michael Beattie, organ


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G.F. Händel Concerto Grosso No. 2 in F major, HWV320
G.F. Händel Haec est Regina virginum, HWV 235
Arcangelo Corelli Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8 (Christmas Concerto)
Rosenmüller Sonata No. 9 (nona) à 5 in D major
Giovanni Battista Ferrandini Il pianto di Maria: “Giunta l’ora fatal” HWV 234 (attr. Händel)

Founded in 1997, the Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble is a performing collective of more than one hundred instrumentalists and singers, presenting music spanning the 17th to the 21st centuries, on both period and modern instruments. Sarasa has played throughout New England, and has toured Ireland, Cuba and India. The group facilitates an award-winning outreach program with incarcerated teens in the greater Boston area.


Saturday • January 14, 2023
8:00 pm 9:00 pm
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States