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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– CLOSED TO PUBLIC (Livestream available!) – The Multifaceted Career: Josh Kantor

Wednesday • March 11, 2020   |   12:00 pm


Longy School of Music of Bard College is proud to present The Multifaceted Career Speaker Series featuring conversations with musicians who defy categorization. As an essential component of Longy’s career coaching program, this series fosters an exploration of how we (re)define individual success in our diverse and growing field.

Since 2003, Josh Kantor has had his dream job, which is playing the organ for Boston Red Sox games at Fenway Park, where he was named Red Sox 2016 Employee of the Year, and where he takes song requests (and replies to feedback) via Twitter (@jtkantor) during games. He has played organ on ESPN and at Boston Symphony Hall on multiple occasions, and he spoke and performed last summer at a Smithsonian symposium on music’s role throughout baseball history. Josh has recorded music for TV, radio, films, plays, audio books, podcasts, web series, blogs, e-cards, weddings, funerals, and a snow globe. Since 2012, he has played on forty commercially-released CDs and performed with Eddie Vedder, the Decemberists, Aimee Mann, Joan Osborne, Death Cab for Cutie, and Wilco; with members of R.E.M., Blondie, Led Zeppelin, the Go-Go’s, Megadeth, and Boston; and with many many many others. By day, he works as a Special Collections assistant at the Harvard Music Library.

*Tickets are not required for attendance


Wednesday • March 11, 2020
12:00 pm
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States