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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Love me, Love me not | Graduating Student Recital | Yihan Ye, tenor

Monday, May 23   |   7:30 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.

Yihan Ye, tenor

Yixuan Wang, soprano
Chengxuan Li, tenor
Vivian Montgomery, harpsichord
Yingyu Ren, piano
Chao Liu, piano
Matthew Savage, piano
Guinevere Conner, viola da gamba
Eva Skanse, baroque flute
Innocent Okechukwu, composer
Zhining Hu, composer


Ye Yihan, tenor, studied at Longy School of Music for his Master degree in Vocal Studies. He Studies with professor Pamela Dellal. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics, he is an active young tenor who was cast in Longy’s Fall Production Alcina in 2021, playing the role of Oronte. In 2022, Longy’s Spring Production IN PIECES, playing the role of Austyn. He also won the gold medal in the international music festival. He is willing to combine the Chinese folk singing and classical singing, and he is also very good at singing pop music. At the same time, he is committed to the study of early music and has sung many works of J.S. Bach, Purcell and Handel.

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Monday, May 23
7:30 pm
Free – $20.00
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States