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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CANCELLED–Speak Music: Voices of Modern American Art Song

Monday • May 11, 2020   |   7:30 pm

This event is cancelled. Follow Longy’s update on our coronavirus response.

The class is an exploration of the myriad styles and techniques of American song composers from 1900-2020 and the historical context in which they wrote, with particular emphasis on present day, living composers. For singers, this can be a path to a career, and also a lens with which to view what composers of the past might have meant.  This collaborative concert, designed by the students, will reflect multiple generations of American works. 

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Date:
Monday • May 11, 2020
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7:30 pm
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