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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Va, pensieri, sull’ali di celli – The Yale Cellos at Longy | Ole Akahoshi, Director

Sunday • January 26, 2020   |   3:00 pm 5:00 pm

The Yale Cellos, a Grammy-nominated ensemble formed by legendary cellist and teacher Aldo Parisot in 1983, will explore an exciting range of repertoire by composers Jean-Baptiste Barrière, Johann Sebastian Bach, Giuseppe Verdi, David Popper, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Johann Strauss Jr., Astor Piazzolla, and Alexander Tcherepnin.


Ole Akahoshi, director

Alexander Tcherepnin, Suite for cello solo, Opus 76

Jean-Baptiste Barrière, Sonata for two cellos in G-major

Johann Sebastian Bach, Chaconne, arranged for four cellos

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Andante Cantabile from string quartet No.1 Opus 11, arranged for five cellos

David Popper, Polonaise de concert, Opus 14 for eight cellos, arranged by Valter Dešpalj

– I N T E R M I S S I O N –

Sergei Rachmaninoff, “Lord, Now lettest depart Thou” from All-night Vigil Opus 37, arranged by Dmirti Atapine

Guiseppe Verdi, La Traviata, Prelude

Guiseppe Verdi, Nabucco, La Pensiero, Chours of the Hebrew Slaves

Johann Strauss II, The Blue Danube, Opus 314, arranged by Werner Thomas-Mifune

Astor Piazzolla, Butcher’s Death

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Sunday • January 26, 2020
3:00 pm 5:00 pm
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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