21 Ways to Harmony Feature No. 4

Solstice Inspirations:  Dreaming on a Midsummer’s Night

Sunday, June 20th, 2021 at 6:30 pm

Premiering on YouTube

Solstice Inspirations

Hosted by Kristjon Imperio, Director of Programs & Outreach

What to Expect

Join Pakachoag Music School to celebrate the summer solstice.

The solstice, our longest day of the year, has been celebrated by people and cultures throughout the ages.

For this midsummer reverie, we will explore the works and musings of poets and composers within the western classical tradition as inspired by light and energy associated with summer and the solstice.

What significance does the summer solstice “hold” for you? Are you drawn to the iconic or the scientific; the spiritual or the physical? Consider your thoughts and practices surrounding this event and compare them alongside those whose imagination and creativity remain illuminated through words and art.

Additional Features Upcoming

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

About 21 Ways to Harmony

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’re digging deeper to uncover, in a different way, what those commonalities CAN be, for 2021 and beyond.