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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The Multifaceted Career: Sarah Bob

Wednesday • February 5, 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.

As a child, Sarah knew before her first lesson that she would become a pianist. What she did not know, however, and the center of her talk today, is that being her own pianist is more necessary and powerful than trying to fit into a concept of what a pianist is supposed to be. Hailed as “sumptuous and eloquent” by the Boston Globe, Sarah Bob is an active soloist and chamber musician noted for her charismatic performances, colorful playing and diverse programming. Considered a “trailblazer when it comes to championing the works of modern composers and combining art media in the process….”, she is also founding director of the New Gallery Concert Series, a series that combines new music and new visual art along with their creators. The goal, her strong suit, is to introduce music in a loving, inclusive, and intoxicating way.  Inspired by current events, she is also the creator of  The Nasty Cooperative: dialogue driven artistic events created to build community and help raise funds for organizations in need. She is an original member of Primary Duo, Radius and Firebird Ensembles, and maintains accolades ranging from top prizewinner of Holland’s International Gaudeamus Competition to New England Conservatory’s Outstanding Alumni Award. Sarah maintains her own private studio and teaches “The Power of Art” as Visiting Faculty at the Longy School of Music at Bard College. Her most recent projects, her album, …nobody move…Commissions and Premieres for the New Gallery Concert Series on Avie Records, and her solo piano arrangement of Lee Hyla’s “My Life on the Plains” published by Carl Fischer, come out this fall. For more information, please go to www.sarahbob.net.

*Tickets are not required for attendance


Wednesday • February 5, 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