The LONGY BEAT
FEBRUARY

From opera to a special Longy-in-the-city performance at Regattabar, February is chock-full of events! For a complete listing, check our events calendar at Longy.edu/e vents .

The Marriage of Figaro or the Crazy Day

Boston Opera Collaborative
The Marriage of Figaro

Thursday–Saturday, February 6–8 | 8PM
Sunday, February 9 | 3PM
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Featuring a cast of Boston Opera Collaborative’s young professional singers and Longy graduate students, this intimate production explores the very timely themes of Mozart’s comic masterpiece. The production will be accompanied by chamber orchestra and staged in our Pickman Hall.  

Tickets are selling fast!
Ying Fang soprano

Celebrity Series
Ying Fang, soprano | Ken Noda, piano

Wednesday, February 12 | 8PM
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
“A star in the making,” according to The New York Times , and hailed as “the most gifted Chinese soprano of her generation,” by the Ningbo Daily , Ying Fang is cultivating a burgeoning international career on some of the world’s most important opera and concert stages. She has appeared in ten productions at the Metropolitan Opera, most recently her role debut as Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito in 2019.

Nearly sold out.

Neave Trio: In The Air

Friday, February 14 | 8PM
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Forgo the mixed chocolates this year and treat yourself to an intimate Valentine’s Day concert in the round. Our grand, romantic gesture will feature the Neave Trio, alumni artists and faculty ensemble-in-residence, performing works brimming with emotion, passion, and seduction.
Spencer Myer piano

Reflections and Narratives: Spencer Myer, piano

Sunday, February 16 | 7:30PM
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Piano faculty member Spencer Myer explores late works of Leoš Janáček and Ludwig van Beethoven in the first half of this program. Janáček’s “In the Mists” (his final work for piano) and Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 110 both possess very introspective, searching, reflective qualities—as if the composers were reminiscing, or in a way searching for something deeper in their compositional voices. Veering in the narrative direction, Frédéric Chopin’s four ballades are musical stories left up to the imagination of the listener, as Chopin didn’t assign them specific plots. But through them, he turns the piano into a narrative medium, making the instrument essentially “speak” with his gift of melody and line.

Aberration
Rachael Elliott, bassoon | Andy Kozar, trumpet

Tuesday, February 18 | 7:30PM
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
“Aberration”—essentially, an instance of deviating from a standard, or “normal” state. What is a bassoon and trumpet recital, if not the very definition of an aberration? But why should bassoon and trumpet not be as valid a combination as a violin and cello? Join us for this faculty performance featuring works by Paul Hindemith, Elliott Carter, Taylor Brook, Brad Balliett, Eve Beglarian, and Longy student, Ryan Garvey.
Hugh Hinton piano

Beethoven @ 250: Form and Fantasy
Hugh Hinton, piano

Thursday, February 20 | 7:30PM
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
To mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, this all-Beethoven program by Longy faculty Hugh Hinton aims to provoke responses to the question “How do we hear Beethoven today?” Three piano sonatas reveal Beethoven’s form and fantasy, the traditional and the disruptive, the expected and the irrational in quick juxtaposition.

Longy at Regattabar: Earthy, Smoky, and Smooth 

Monday, February 24 | 7PM | Doors open at 6:30PM
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
It might sound more like a digestif, but trust us, this concert is dessert, and you won’t want to miss this treat of cabaret and vocal jazz. Join us for a night of smoky and smooth tunes, featuring Eric Hofbauer (guitar), Adriana Ausch (voice), Ana Guigui (voice), and Sara Bielanski (cello).

A n extensive bar menu is available for purchase.

New York Stories
The artists, the immigrants, the American dreamers
Corrine Byrne, soprano
Guest artists: Gennard Lombardozzi, tenor | Timothy Long, piano

Thursday, February 27 | 7:30PM
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Life in New York means being surrounded by artists who embrace diverse cultures and ideas. The city’s rich and complex history makes it the perfect setting for the “dream of a better life” in America, and we hope to shed light on struggle for that dream through this recital. The stories include those of composers, poets, and/or characters who have endured hardships because of their gender, sexual orientation, artist lifestyle, immigration status—the list goes on—showing both the optimistic and harsh realities of life in America.
Join Us! Longys Annual Gala Celebration. Monday March 16 2020.

Longy's 2020 Gala Celebration
Joan Tower, Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award for the Elevation of Music in Society
Nathan Meltzer, guest artist, violin

Monday, March 16
Sanders Theatre and Annenberg Hall
Longy hosts our biggest party of the year! Join us for an unforgettable evening of music celebrating Longy’s innovative programs, exceptional faculty, and extraordinary students alongside special guest violinist Nathan Meltzer, performing on the long-lost Ames-Totenberg Stradivarius. The event also features Longy's Sistema Side-by-Side ensembles and performances honoring acclaimed composer Joan Tower.

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Wednesday, February 12 | 12PM

Wednesday, February 13 | 12PM

Tickets are not required.


The Multifaceted Career Speaker Series
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Wednesday, February 19 | 12PM

Wednesday, February 26 | 12PM

Longy is proud to present The Multifaceted Career Speaker Series featuring conversations with musicians who defy categorization. As an essential component of Longy’s career coaching program, this series fosters an exploration of how we (re)define individual success in our diverse and growing field.

Tickets are not required.


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