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 Music I Never Knew | Solomia Soroka, violin Arthur Greene, piano

Tuesday • October 8, 2019   |   7:30 pm

Throughout the history of American classical music, one senses a hidden inferiority complex in relation to European models. An exciting project “The Music I Never Knew” aims to rediscover great music by unknown Americans.

Solomia Soroka and Arthur Greene are well-known performers and recording artists for Naxos and Toccata Classics in London. They specialize in music that has never been performed or recorded before.

The duo is offering a program of unknown violin compositions by American composers of the late 19th to beginning of 20th centuries. Not many people have heard of any of these composers, but nevertheless each composition is an outstanding, vibrant, colorful, and engaging piece of music. On hearing these pieces, one inevitably wonders why they have been forgotten. The rare scores of all the pieces presented are out of print, being last published around 1900.
The presenters will give the audience insight into composers’ life and work, and explain the compositions performed.

“Sonata in D Major, Op. 8 Rossetter G. Cole (1866-1952)
I. Allegro moderato II. Scherzo: Presto III. Adagio IV. Allegro con moto

Autumn in Hungary
To A Wild Rose Edward MacDowell (1860 -1908)
Negro Croon Arthur Hartmann (1881-1956) Arr. by A. Hartmann INTERMISSION
Sonata for Violin and Piano Julius Chajes (1910-1985) I. Allegro appasionato II. Mourner’s Prayer. Poco adagio III. Scherzo IV. Finale. Allegro con moto

Suite for violin and Piano
William Grant Still (1895- 1978)
I. Suggested by Richmond Barthe’s “African Dancer”
II. Suggested by Sarget Johnson’s “Mother and Child’
III. Suggested by Augusta Savage’s “Gamin”

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Tuesday • October 8, 2019
7:30 pm
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