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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What is Jazz? An Exploration of Genres and Musical Ideas | Graduating Student Recital | Eric Schindler

Saturday, May 7 2022   |   3:00 pm 5:00 pm

Free – $20.00
While this event is open to the public, you must pre-register in order to gain access in person. Registering for the performance is an important step to ensure the ability of contact tracing. No walk-ups will be allowed at Longy for performances.


Eric Schindler – Alto Saxophone, Piano, Voice

What is Jazz? An Exploration of Genres and Musical Ideas features all original music composed by Eric Schindler. This recital examines the aforementioned question by presenting pieces of music that all have elements of jazz but may not be considered jazz in the traditional sense. These compositions, which fuse jazz with other genres such as rock, pop, funk, and gospel, illustrate the permeable boundaries between genres, and the infinite opportunities to innovate. Musical ideas such as composing with common tones, repeated rhythms, tempo shifts, key changes, and using irregular pitch sets, such as the whole tone scale, are also featuredThis recital also reflects Longy’s unique culture, which both honors musical tradition and encourages experimentation. 


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Saturday, May 7 2022
3:00 pm 5:00 pm
Free – $20.00
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