Special Events

2014-2015 Special Events

For a full roster of happenings, please check out the weekly/monthly school calendar page.  This page includes highlights of various activities/events scheduled throughout the year.


Student performance events are scheduled during April and May.

Senior Voice Recital with Kat Meyer

Saturday, June 13th, 2015
1:00 p.m.
The Great Hall at Pakachoag

Kat is a student of Silvia Irving.  She graduates from high school this spring of 2015; and will attend college as a music theater major in the fall.


Past Special Events:

A Pakachoag Faculty Special Event – Violin & Piano

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Vladimir Odinokikh (Piano; left) and Leah Zelnick (violin) will present “Love, Death & Heroism” at All Saints Church on March 21st. See our faculty pages to learn more about these two accomplished musicians and Pakachoag faculty.

Saturday, March 21, 2015
3:30 p.m.
All Saints Church, 10 Irving Street, Worcester, MA

Love, Death & Heroism:  Music of the Late Great Romantics

Leah Zelnick, Violin and Vladimir Odinokikh, Piano

Featuring music by Glazunov, Sarasate, Wagner, Strauss; a little Chopin too.

Arrive early for student performances starting at 3:00 p.m.



A Pakachoag Faculty Special Event – Jazz Program

Pakachoag Music School-Jazz Concert
Betsy Bronstein, Cello, and partner Sam Politz, Piano, are definitely thinking It Might as Well Be Spring.

Saturday, February 7, 2015
2:00 p.m.
The Great Hall at Pakachoag

“It Might As Well be Spring:  An Afternoon of Eclectic Jazz” with Driftin’ Sam and Friends, including faculty:

Sam Politz, Piano
Betsy Bronstein, Cello
Scott Daugherty, Trumpet
Jung-Yi Hsieh, Flute
Debby Sedgwick, Piano
And special guests, Noel Cary, Sax/Clarinet; Scott Chaurette, Bass.

Join us for an afternoon of ‘eclectic’ Jazz, including Rhythm & Blues, jazz standards, and a taste of ‘cross-over’ composition.

First Night Worcester:  Partners In Music Student Concert

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

These two gentleman, seen here in a recent School recital, will also perform selections for four hands piano for First Night Worcester.
These two gentleman, seen here in a recent School recital, will be among a number of young musicians featured for First Night Worcester.

Partners in Music, The Worcester Youth Orchestras and Pakachoag Music School, play-in the New Year with youth ensembles, fiddlers, and featured soloists. We’re mixing it up for a smorgasbord of musical entertainment and engagement.

Please join us for a terrific array of inspirational performances, including selections by the Pakachoag Fiddle Band; Four Hands Piano;  Mozart’s Rondo alla Turca; vocal selections; Beethoven’s Sonata Pathetique – first movement; Music for two cellos and piano; and more!

4:00 to 5:45 p.m.

Wesley United Methodist Church
114 Main Street
Worcester,  MA  01608

Free admission with a First Night Button. (Click here for more information).


A Pakachoag Music School Faculty Special Event

Purely Classical:
An Afternoon with Beethoven and MozartPakachoag Music School Faculty Concert - Worcester - Auburn

Saturday, October 25, 2014
3:00 p.m.
The Great Hall at Pakachoag
203 Pakachoag Street
Auburn, MA 01501

Free; Donations Gratefully Appreciated.

Maxim Korn, Violin
Vladimir Odinokikh, Piano

Sponsored by South County Physical Therapy

RSVP encouraged to ensure seating: info@pakmusic.org.

Both Maxim and Vladimir have taught at the conservatory level, with performance careers spanning Russia, Israel and the US, for Dr. Korn; and Europe, South America and the US, for Mr. Odinokikh.

Tuesday, September 3, 2014:  Music Together / Early Childhood Music Parent 08_MTDrumGroupEducation Evening

If you are new to Music Together, already enrolled for the upcoming session, or considering Music Together for the future, this evening is for YOU!

Come learn how Music Together supports your child’s natural musicality.


Tuesday, September 3, 2014:  Open House at Pakachoag with our Partners In Music:
Worcester Youth Orchestras; Worcester Children’s Chorus

6:00 to 7:30 p.m. – Education Wing at Pakachoag.

Come learn about an array of musical programs – something for everyone – aged birth into retirement.  Representatives from each organization on hand, including Pakachoag’s Suzuki Violin and Cello program.

Watch for more information coming this fall with regard to special performances and programs.

Saturday, May 31st:  Outreach Faculty Concert

My Poland; My Love: The Music of Chopin
with faculty member Vladimir Odinokikh, Piano

Honors Student Recital:  March 15th, 2:00 p.m. in the Great Hall at Pakachoag

Sponsored by:  

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Some of Pakachoag’s advancing students participate, by audition, in presenting more advanced selections.  Participants include students who have taken lessons for 4 or more years or who are age 15 and up.  The Honors Student Recital is a great illustration of Pakachoag’s larger mission in action – the desire to support students in understanding artistry, not just technical mastery.



Special Faculty Presentation:

African Roots of New Orleans Jazz and Louisiana Cajun Music
With Deux Amis:   Faculty member Elizabeth Bronstein, Cello and Fiddle; and Sam Politz, Accordian.

Special Student Events:

Simone Dinnerstein Piano Masterclass

Dinnerstein Class webSaturday, March 1st.

10 to noon at Brooks Hall, Holy Cross College, Worcester

By invitation of Music Worcester, Ms. Dinnerstein will coach Worcester area piano students in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young musicians.  Pakachoag will be represented by 19 year old John O’Connor, student of Vladimir Odinokikh.

The class is free and open to the public.

Ms. Dinnerstein performs at Tuckerman Hall as part of Music Worcester’s 2013-2014 season on Friday, February 28th.  For tickets, visit Music Worcester.org

Faculty Recital and 25th Anniversary Recognition Event

Recognizing  Janeen Baker – Piano Faculty and School Accompanist for 25 Years of Service.

Saturday, February 1st
2:00 p.m. to about 3:45 p.m.

Music by Franck,  Schumann, Ravel, Bartok and Arutunian with:

  • Elizabeth Bronstein, Cello with Debby Sedgwick, Piano; playing Schmuann Fantasy Pieces.
  • Scott Daugherty, Trumpet and Flugel Horn with Vladimir Odinokikh, Piano; playing Ravel and Arutunian.
  • Alice Daugherty(Jung-Yi Hsieh), Flute with Vladimir Odinokikh, Piano; playing Bartok.
  • William Ness, Organ; playing…. To Be Announced
  • William and Vladimir playing Franck for piano/organ duo; and
  • Debby Sedgwick, Piano; playing Ravel

Suzuki Prospective Family Information Session:

  • Monday, January 15, 7:15 p.m.

Join Suzuki Program Coordinator Amy Matherly in the Education Wing:  Parlor for a Suzuki discussion.

First Night Worcester:  Collaborative concert with The Worcester Youth Orchestras.  Wesley Methodist Church, Worcester.
December 31st at 5:00 p.m.

November & December 2013 Student Recitals :  Please see the calendar page for dates and times.

Free Music Together Demo Class

Monday, November 25, 2013 with Linnea Lyerly in Shrewsbury.MTPic46-web
9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

Please RSVP to info@pakmusic.org  in advance to register your attendance.
Held at the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, 19 Church Road, Shrewsbury, MA  01545.

Everyone welcome- moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers.

Pakachoag Faculty Special Event

Special Event Sponsor
Special Event Sponsor

Shifting Seasons:  The Colors and Moods of Debussy, Franck and Brahms.

Even teachers have to practice! and even when they know the music.  Maxim, Violin and Vladimir, Piano rehearse for Shifting Seasons:  The Colors and Moods of Debussy, Franck and Brahms.
Even teachers have to practice! and even when they know the music. Maxim, Violin and Vladimir, Piano rehearse for Shifting Seasons: The Colors and Moods of Debussy, Franck and Brahms.


November 9, 2013

3:00 p.m. to about 4:45 p.m.
The Great Hall at Pakachoag
203 Pakachoag Street, Auburn, MA  01501
Free.  Everyone Welcome.
Suggested Donation:  $10
Refreshments following the program.
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Swipe for WOO Points

Maxim Korn, Violin and Vladimir Odinokikh, Piano will present works rich and contrasting in color, texture and mood.




Saturday, October 5th – W. Boylston Fall Festival.

Pakachoag on hand with an information table on the common.

From 2:30 to 3:30, we’ll present a Family Hour across from the town common, in the First Congregational Church of W. Boylston, to include:

Fiddle Band performance, Music Together mini demo, and a ‘learn-a-contra-dance’.  Everyone welcome.  Free.

Free Music Together Demo Classes.

Tuesday and Wednesday, September 10 and 11, 2013 9:30 a.m.

Auburn Location

For families new to Pakachoag.  Come find out why Pakachoag’s Music Together program is so popular.  For more information about the Fall Session schedules and Music Together visit Music Together Program page.   Please register your attendance by calling 508.791.8159 or email info@pakmusic.org.

New Suzuki Family Orientation/ Information Session

August 22nd, Thursday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.


What is Suzuki Education?  The parent’s role in the process.Join Suzuki Program Coordinator Amy Matherly in the Education Wing:  Parlor for a Suzuki discussion.  We’ll be talking about:

          • What to Expect during your first 3 months of enrollment.
          • The Suzuki Violin Program at Pakachoag

Please RSVP if attending to amylmatherly@yahoo.com .

2012-2013 Special Events

This page provides information during the course of the year regarding special events, including ticket purchase information.

2012-2013 Marks the School’s 30th Anniversary Year. Please join us, anytime!

Senior Recital with Student John O’Connor

Saturday, June 1st, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Great Hall

Piano student John O’Connor presents a senior recital.  Featuring selections by Mussorgsky, Beethoven, Chopin and John’s own composition  “The Famous Ride of Paul Revere”.  John currently studies with Vladimir Odinokikh.

April and May – Student Recital Season.

Check the School Calendar for dates and times.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 – An Evening in Paris.

Thank you audience members and performers alike; sponsors; advertisers; volunteers; and those who donated a gift for the raffle/silent auction.  We appreciate your support.  All proceeds support Pakachoag’s student financial aid program.

International Competition Winning Student Guest Recital

Saturday, March 9th, 2013:  It was a wonderful concert. We had an overflowing house. Thank you for coming. Thank you everyone who shared such positive feedback. Thank you Miles and Vladimir for sharing your music.
13_MylesW&Teacher_PrintSaturday, March 9th, 2013
2:00 p.m. in the Great Hall

With Miles Walter, age 17, of Keene, New Hampshire,
student of Pakchoag faculty member Vladimir Odinokikh.

To hear a preview of what to expect on March 9th, click Miles on YouTube playing Prokofiev (age 13).

In the spring/summer of 2012, Miles won not one, but THREE! major competitions.

  • First Place, 2012 Stony Brook International Competition
  • A First Prize at the 2012 Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition
  • A First Prize at the 2012 Williams Chorale Bacardi Fallon National competition
    Accepted as one of 20 international participants in the Eastman Young Artist’s International Piano Competition (2012), one of only roughly 8 American pianists accepted to compete.We celebreated Miles’ extraordinary accomplishment achieved with the support of his capable teacher, Vladimir Odinokikh, himself a national competition winner in his youth; and participant in the First International Rachmaninoff Piano Competition in Moscow in 1993. To learn more about Vladimir, visit his web site at: www.VladimirOdinokikh.com

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30th Anniversary Thank-You Celebration

Thank you! to everyone who came out to celebrate with us at Tuckerman Hall.

It was a great day and we were happy to see many old and new friends alike join with us for the celebration.
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Saturday, October 27, 2012
Tuckerman Hall

Pakachoag Music School wishes to thank friends and families for your commitment and contribution
to sustaining music excellence over three decades, in service to thousands of students and the larger community.
Please join us for our special 30th Anniversary Afternoon of Music & Celebration

WOOThe Worcester Cultural Coalition’s WOO Card is a program designed to open the door to Worcester County’s vibrant creative community! Card holders receive discounts and special offers for cool concerts, thought provoking theater, unique museums, great music, street festivals, outdoor adventures and more – throughout Worcester County, throughout the year! Pakachoag music school provides on-going program discounts to families new to Pakachoag who enroll and present their WOO card. For more information, visit www.worcestermass.org/arts-culture-entertainment/woo-card