21 Ways to Harmony Feature 3
A Memorial Day Special Event
This third feature of seven, part of the 21 Ways to Harmony in 2021 series, will explore, through conversation and music, how composers speak to us, through music, about conflict, loss and healing.
We’ll explore some specific works by Vaugh Williams, Durufle, Haydn and Stravinsky as we individually contemplate common feelings, themes or inner experiences we draw from music during times of turbulence and uncertainty.
We dedicate this feature in memory of all who have served and sacrificed.
- Date: Memorial Day, Monday May 31st (Premiering)
- Time: 6:30 PM
- Place: Facebook/YouTube (Prerecorded)
- Hosted by Pakachoag Program Director Kristjon Imperio
Can’t join us on 5/31? Our premiere presentation will remain on YouTube to view anytime thereafter.
About 21 Ways to Harmony in 2021
Pakachoag Music School entered 2021 with a refreshed commitment to building harmony as part of community – both within and without.
During a difficult 2020, where conflict surfaced all around us – locally and nationally – the School began to receive a different kind of feedback from parents and adult students about the importance of music-making in life and especially for mental health.
The repeated thanks and appreciation coming from School families around the importance of music stood in deep contrast to the divisiveness that was going on externally.
Conversations host and Pakachoag Program Director Kristjon Imperio writes: “In conversations among our staff and board members surrounding the challenges in our community and nation, we realize that these common ‘music messages’ stand as lasting principles, extending beyond popular and passing narratives.”
Throughout the year, Mr. Imperio will lead seven conversations, sometimes accompanied by music. With an array of varied conversational partners planned, we will be looking to uncover – perhaps even create — multiple “resolutions” as part of each conversation that can help each of us become aware of commonalities within our human experience we might not have considered previously.
We’ll encourage reflection on how we use those commonalities to create harmony in life, and along the way provide a little inspiration for what it means to make music locally. We often hear that music is the common language. We plan to dig deeper to uncover, in a different way, what those commonalities CAN be, for 2021 and beyond.
21 Ways to Harmony Feature Schedule
No. 1 – Saturday, February 27th –From Music Lessons to Life in the Sciences: Parallels Beyond the Studio
No. 2 – Wednesday, March 17th – Chasing Dreams to American Shores: A St. Patrick’s Day Special Event
No. 3 – Monday, May 31st – Lost But Not Forgotten: Music of War and Remembrance
No. 4 – Sunday, June 20th – Solstice Inspirations: Dreaming on a Midsummer’s Night
No. 5 – Friday, August 13th – The Reality of Fear: Resolving Music Stereotypes
No. 6 – Monday, October 25 – International Artist’s Day: Contouring Melodies & Masterpieces
No. 7 – Friday, December 31 – 21 to 22. Ways Forward