The LONGY BEAT
JANUARY

Happy New Year! We're kicking off 2020 with exciting performances featuring Longy faculty, students, partners, as well as guest speakers for our Multifaceted Career Speaker Series. Join us for spirited and thought-provoking programming. For a full listing, check our events calendar at Longy.edu/e vents .


Sandra Piques Eddy Masterclass

Tuesday, January 21 | 12PM
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy visiting artist Sandra Piques Eddy, with over 100 performances at the Metropolitan Opera, has been praised for her “dark, sensuous mezzo and charming stage presence” (Opera Magazine). Recent career successes include creating the role of "Young Wife" in the World Premiere of Scott Wheeler's  Naga , part of the  Ouroboros Trilogy , produced by Beth Morrison Projects in Boston, her role debuts as "Dido" in  Dido and Aeneas  with Florentine Opera, as "Orfeo" in Gluck’s  Orfeo ed Euridice  at Portland Opera, and as "Meg Page" in  Falstaff  with Opera Colorado Opera. 

No Tickets Required.
Byrne-Kozar Duo

All That’s Left is Dirt and Sky
Corrine Byrne, soprano | Andy Kozar, trumpet

Tuesday, January 21 | 7:30PM
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
This performance by Corrine Byrne and Andy Kozar, respective chairs of Longy's vocal studies and brass departments, explores the earthly and divine music of Hildegard von Bingen, the oppositions inherent in war through Rob Deemer's "Thalia Fields," the "clean" or "dirty" possibilities of tonality in Scott Wollschleger's "Bring Something Incomprehensible Into This World," and our views of life and death through the prism of loss in Chris Cresswell's "all that's left is dirt and sky." These are just some of the remarkable works that will be heard at this event.
Sergio Pallottelli flute

From Earth to Fire: Schubert, Schnyder, Franck
Sergio Pallottelli, flute | with Eri Nakamura, piano

Saturday, January 25 | 8PM
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy flute faculty Sergio Pallottelli presents a recital of two masterpieces of their time. Schubert's sonata for the extinct Arpeggione, a bowed guitar of the 19th century, that had only a few years' existence until it went out of use. This wonderful sonata survived and is most often played on cello, viola, or flute. The middle part of the recital is a setting to music of the four elements, Earth, Water, Air, and Fire, by Swiss composer Daniel Schnyder. The program ends with the monumental Sonata in A major by César Franck, originally for violin but now a staple of the flute repertoire as well. 
Boston Camerata Play of Daniel


Saturday, January 25 | 8PM
First Church Cambridge
The fiery prophecies of Daniel, the young captive in corrupt Babylon, ring forth again. This stunning, contemporary production of the greatest musical play from the French Middle Ages involves lights, movement, urgent poetry, and a sterling cast of seasoned professionals, children, and Longy students—bringing 1310 into the present day.
Detail of cello with more Yale cellists out of focus in background

The Yale Cellos
Ole Akahoshi, Longy faculty/Yale Cellos director

Sunday, January 26 | 3PM
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
The Yale Cellos presents a program of works for cello ensembles, ranging from Jean-Baptiste Barrière to Astor Piazzolla, under the direction of Longy cello faculty Ole Akahoshi.
Flutists playing in orchestra

Naples to Edinburgh
Longy Conservatory Orchestra

Thursday, January 30 | 7:30PM
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
The Longy Conservatory Orchestra performs selections from Mozart’s Così fan tutte with soprano Laura McHugh (MM '18, GPD '19) under the baton of Jorge Soto, as well as Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony No. 3.
Lecolion Washington - Ann Gregg - and Merideth Hite Estevez

The Multifaceted Career Speaker Series
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

Wednesday, January 15 | 12PM

Wednesday, January 22 | 12PM

Wednesday, January 29 | 12PM

Longy School of Music of Bard College 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.


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

Monday, March 16
Sanders Theatre and Annenberg Hall
Join us for the “best gala in Boston!” This festive evening celebrates Longy’s innovative programs, exceptional faculty, and extraordinary Conservatory students with 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.

Your support helps Longy provide extraordinary musical experiences for our Conservatory students, hundreds of children throughout Massachusetts who participate in Longy’s Sistema Side-by-Side Program, and the thousands of concertgoers we welcome each year.

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