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Special Events

Our event listings are shown here by posting date – and may not appear in order of event date.  Each posting notes the exact event date.

Faculty & Friends Concert

Dreams of Harmony:  Music and Reflections for Martin Luther King Day

Monday, January 20th, 2020

2:00 pm

The Sanctuary at All Saints Church
10 Irving Street, Worcester  01609
Free.

A Pakachoag Faculty Special Event, with friends:  The Worcester Children’s Chorus and The All Saints’ Choirs.

Pakachoag Music School invites you to join us for musical and spoken reflections on the contributions and dreams of Martin Luther King, Jr.  The program features tenor and Pakachoag faculty member Christon Carney, with pianist Kristjon Imperio in art songs, spirituals, and “Make Them Hear You” from Ragtime.

We’ll be joined by Pakachoag students, the Worcester Children’s Chorus, and members of the All Saints Choirs in this program of reflection and inspiration.

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Faculty Concert with Harp, Clarinet, Piano

The Night Dance: Folk Music of Ireland and Dance-Inspired Classical Selections.

  • With special guest The Worcester County Poetry Association

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

2:00 pm

The Sanctuary at All Saints Church
10 Irving Street, Worcester  01609

Free.

Featuring Susan Howland, Celtic Harp; Emma Gregory, Clarinet; and Kristjon Imperio, Piano.  Enjoy the beautiful traditional melodies of Ireland played by accomplished harpist Susan Howland.   We’ll also treat you to an unusual transciption of a Bach Chaconne and more recently composed dance-inspired songs for Clarinet.  Members of the Worcester County Poetry Association will share readings similarly inspired by dance, including Thomas Moore’s The Night Dance.

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Honors Student Masterclass & Social

With select high school students

Friday, April 3rd – 7:15 pm

Watch for more information in the new year.

Come ‘Experience The Harpsichord’

Harpsichord Masterclass, Demo and Concert
Saturday, March 16th, 2019 Harpsichord made by Robert Goble
3:00 pm Class & Demo
5:00 pm Concert, Sponsored by The All Saints Music Series

Come hear why the harpsichord is still alive and plucking. 

Ian Watson, Associate Conductor with the internationally respected Handel & Haydn Society and featured harpsichordist for the 1984 ‘Amadeus’ movie soundtrack, will lead us in learning about the instrument’s history and different types of harpsichords.  He’ll coach one or two pre-selected students, and conclude our time together with a spirited demonstration of the instrument.

Attendees are invited to stay for the 5 pm concert featuring Mr. Watson, Harpsichord, and Guy Fishman, principal cellist with the Handel and Haydn Society.

The Sanctuary at All Saints Church
10 Irving Street, Worcester, MA  01609

Handicapped accessibility available but please call us ahead – 508-791-8159  – to review logistics.

Information about All Saints Church Music Series.

Read about Pakachoag’s Annual Special Events.

 

From beginners to high schoolers, this concert is energizing and inspiring as all of our Suzuki violin and cello families come together to share music – as part of an array of small groups.

The program will run from 6:30 to about 8:15 pm.  We begin with our littlest ones (around age 5 and 6) and proceed all the way up to our high school fiddle band.  The program closes out with everyone playing together!

If you are considering violin, viola or cello lessons in the future, this can be a fun way to introduce younger children to what it feels like (and sounds like) to be a string player.  If you are not enrolled with Pakachoag and would like to attend, please call ahead or email Sarah@pakmusic.org so we can confirm building entry, parking, and disabled access.

We’ll be in the Sanctuary at All Saints Church.

Star Musing

Saturday, March 9, 2018
2:00 pm

A Pakachoag Faculty Special Event

Join us for music with friends and colleagues.  Our relationships at Pakachoag are tightly anchored around our love for music and teaching.  A cluster of faculty are pairing up to present this concert featuring Four Hands Organ, Violins with Harpsichord, Soprano & More.

This will be our first official performance that includes the Goble Harpsichord donated in 2014 and recently repaired.  The All Saints Church organ, made by Aeolian-Skinner, is also included in this program.

Music by Debussy, Holst, Mozart, LaGrenzi and other surprise selections.

  • Victoria Bartolomeo, Soprano
  • Amy Matherly, Laurie Knorr, Janeen Baker:
    Violins with Harpsichord
  • Sheila Reid, Violin & Debby Sedgwick, Piano
  • Curtis Smith & Kristjon Imperio: Four Hands Organ

The Sanctuary at All Saints Church
10 Irving Street, Worcester, MA  01609

If you need special disabled access, please call ahead so that we can review logistics.  A ramp is available from Irving Street coming into the Sanctuary at front of Church.

From C to E:  Bach & More for Cello

Saturday, January 12, 2018
2:00 pm

A Pakachoag Faculty Special Event with Ashley Peck, Cello
Special Guest:  Shuangning Liu, Piano

Ms. Peck will perform the Bach Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat Major for Unaccompanied Cello and Prokofiev Sonata for Cello in C Major.  Join us and you will also be treated to a selection in D.  So why exactly did the composer pick that key?  We’ll share a little background on the composers and these famous works for Cello.

The Sanctuary at All Saints Church
10 Irving Street, Worcester, MA  01609

Handicapped accessibility available but please call us ahead – 508-791-8159  – to review logistics.

Win a Prize!

Bring a friend, and your chances to win increase exponentially 🙂

Lots of great music and activities planned.

Everyone who checks in can fill out a raffle ticket to win one of three great prizes; AND bring a friend!  Check in with a friend and  you can request a 2nd ticket for the raffle.

Win one of three great gifts:

  • $200 gift certificate for a visit to 111 Chop House/Via/Sole Proprietor
  • Wine & Dine Gift Basket
  • Surprise Basket

Parking Information & Building Entry

Guests may park in the church lot, back of church, accessed via Pleasant Street; enter the church at the rear entrance off the lot.  OR,  park on Irving Street in the Worcester Public Schools Admin. Building (we have permission); metered parking available on Irving Street.

A front of church door is likely to be open most of the day – but if front doors are not open, please do come around to back.  The door that sits a few steps down from back parking lot serves as the general main entry.

Or, you might wish to use the Pleasant Street Parking Garage two blocks east on Pleasant Street.

We’re excited for the new school year as we settle into our new home in Worcester. So much is NEW for the new year. On September 29th from 10 to 4, we’ll host an open house here at All Saints for the community to see and hear all that this wonderful facility has to offer. Enjoy the free puppet show, student and faculty music, sample the instrument petting zoo. The All Saints Organ and choirs will be making music in the sanctuary; fiddle music and lemonade in the courtyard, and building tours. Check our Special Events page for a schedule of events to be posted in early September.

Pakachoag Music School is On the Move!

We’re excited to announce that Pakachoag Music School is expanding its footprint into Worcester.  We’ll be moving our offices on December 18 and 19th to All Saints Church, at the corner of Irving and Pleasant Streets.    Private lessons and related programming will gradually transfer to All Saints starting in January, 2018 and continuing through June.

We’d like you to know how to find us!!

  • Our offices move December 18 and 19, 2917
  • Music Together classes will continue as previously scheduled, at the five locations currently offered.
  • Private Lessons and related programming will transfer into Worcester starting in January and continuing through June.
  • Auburn lessons and classes will begin to function as satellite programs as of next week.
  • Our West Boylston lessons and classes will continue as a satellite program.

Our new address:  10 Irving Street, Worcester, MA 01609 at All Saints Church, corner of Irving and Pleasant Streets.

For more complete information on how to find us, parking, and office hours visit our Office/Staff page.

We’re excited to be celebrating our 35th anniversary year by moving forward in new ways.  As we begin our journey to anchor in Worcester during 2018, we hope you’ll join us along the way – for lessons, classes, and concerts.

Why the Move?

The School’s move into Worcester responds to long-term strategic needs, along with changes underway at Pakachoag Church.

We’re excited to link more closely with Worcester’s cultural community, to be able to position ourselves for future growth, and to build on pre-existing partnerships with All Saints Church and The Hanover Theater.

Many thanks to All Saints Church, known for its long standing-commitment to excellence in music, for the warm welcome.

We extend our thanks to Pakachoag Church, the School’s founder,  who has been generous over many years through the provision of space at reduced rental rates.

If you would like more information about the School’s move and associated strategic planning, please e-mail Executive Director Sarah Smongeski at Sarah@pakmusic.org.

Sincerely,

Sarah Smongeski, Executive Director
Pakachoag Music School

Pakachoag Music School presents
A Student Recital Honoring Veterans
Saturday, November 11th
2:00 pm
The Great Hall at Pakachoag Church
203 Pakachoag Street, Auburn, MA 01501

The school welcomes veterans and community friends to join School families, faculty and students for this concert. We’ll have a few special patriotic selections programmed, as well as our traditional student favorites featuring beginners through advancing music students.

Refreshments will follow the program.
Free.

Pakachoag special events are made possible in part with the support of Pakachoag Church through use of the Great Hall, and the Steinway concert grand piano.