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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Those Unheard Are Sweeter | Renana Gutman, piano

Saturday • March 6, 2021   |   7:30 pm

According to Keats, “heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.” Confined to the Polish Ghetto as a child, killed in Auschwitz at 25, escaped to Palestine in 1933: these are the unheard composers of the Jewish diaspora, brought together in pianist Renana Gutman’s faculty recital debut. Josima Feldschuh, Gideon Klein, Paul Ben-Haim, with the influences of Berg, Ravel, and Debussy, map a musical landscape of resistance, persistence, and infinite hope.



Alban Berg (1885-1935)

Sonata op.1 (ca. 1909)


Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Prelude op.28, no.4 in E minor


Josima Feldschuh (1929-1943)

(1940, Warsaw Ghetto)

Mazurka no.4, op.8 in E minor

Sabbathiada no.2, op.15 in C minor

Nocturne op.16 in G minor


Gideon Klein (1919-1945)

Sonata no.1 (1943, Theresienstadt Ghetto)


-Intermission –


Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

“The Little Shepherd” from Children’s Corner (1908)

“La Soirée dans Grenade” (1903)


Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942, d. Wülzburg concentration camp)

“Suite dansante en Jazz” (1931)

1. Stomp

2. Strait

3. Waltz

4. Tango

5. Slow

6. Fox – Trot


Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

“Oiseaux tristes” (“sad birds” from Miroirs, 1905)


Paul Ben-Haim (originally Paul Frankenburger, 1897-1984)

5 pieces op.34 (1943)

1. Pastorale

2. Intermezzo

3. Capriccio Agitato

4. Canzonetta

5. Toccata


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Saturday • March 6, 2021
7:30 pm
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MA United States