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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She Said, She Said: Songs Through the Feminine Lens

Saturday • March 13, 2021   |   5:00 pm

Works for Voice, Viola and Piano.
Dr. Dana Lynne Varga, Soprano | Mario Diaz-Moresco, Baritone | Drew Ricciardi, Viola | Spencer Myer, Piano

Join this accomplished quartet of musical artists for an evening of song exploration through the feminine lens. Typically paired with mezzo-soprano, it is rare but thrilling to hear viola paired with soprano and baritone. Together we will journey from Bach cantata arias with text from the female viewpoint all the way to young living composer Melissa Dunphy’s fantastic setting of Bob Dylan’s “Farewell Angelina”. In between, we will explore music of the Boulanger sisters Lili and Nadia, as well as Debussy, Brahms, Amy Beach and Rebecca Clark. Finally, we will present the world premiere of a new song cycle by composer Omar Najmi. Throughout the program we will explore how different texts, poets and composers have represented life through the feminine lens over hundreds of years. Join us!

*This event will be available after it’s initial live performance until April 13th

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