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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Winds and Brass Department Showcase • Andy Kozar, Director

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

Winds and Brass at Longy  One is the loneliest number, unless of course you like it that way! Join the students of Longy's Winds and Brass Department as they present...

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The Multifaceted Career • RACHEL ROBERTS • Educator, Arts Leader, Equity Advocate

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

Director of Institute for Music Leadership, Founder and former Director of the Entrepreneurial Musicianship Department at NEC, Flutist Rachel Roberts has navigated both the non-profit performing arts and higher education...

The Nature of Ensemble: Imagine Orchestra • Behind the Curtain

Wolfinsohn Recital Room Zabriskie House 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

This pre-concert talk, hosted by teacher, scholar, and ensemble leader Bill Banfield, will give you an inside look at how this genre-defying group approaches their music-making process. Imagine Orchestra performance...

Imagine Orchestra • Bill Banfield • Ensemble-in-Residence

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

While this event is open to the public, you must pre-register in order to gain access in person. No walk-ups will be allowed at Longy for performances.   Imagine Orchestra,...

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