2015-2016 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.
Click Special Events at Pakachoag for 2015-2016 to view a two page pdf of our three advance notice special events planned, as outlined below.
Additional special events are now posted for Spring/Summer 2016 !
Please scroll down for more information about the Nico Duchamp flute concert and masterclass scheduled for June.
From Paris to Pakachoag:
Nico Duchamp, former Principal Flutist of the Opera Comique, Paris:
Masterclass & Concert
The Great Hall at Pakachoag Church
Read more about Nico on his website here – including a sampling his beautiful playing in the French tradition of Philippe Gaubert.
Nicolas Duchamp is an internationally acclaimed performer and respected teacher, in the tradition of the Paris Conservatory French school of flute playing, of which Philippe Gaubert was a most notorious example.
He has served for many years as principal flutist for the National Opera Comique in Paris and toured extensively in his native France as well as Europe, Japan and North America.
With his ‘’warm tone, distinctive charm and creative poetic eloquence”, Mr. Duchamp has performed as soloist with many of France’s leading chamber music ensembles and orchestras, including Paris Opera Bastille, Nice Opera, Strasbourg National Opera, Lamoureux Orchestra, Metz Orchestra and the Bordeaux National Opera, with conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Georges Prêtre, Myung-Whun Chung, Philip Walsh, Brian Schembri, Yutaka Sado, Laurent Petit Girard, and Philipp Morehead.
He has performed internationally in solo recitals, chamber music ensembles and as orchestra soloist in prestigious concert halls including Salle Pleyel, Cité des Arts, Salle Gaveau and Salle Cortot in Paris, Claude Champagne Hall in Montreal, the Zitadelle Spandau in Berlin, Olympia Hall in Munich, Spivey Hall in Atlanta and Weill Recital Hall in New York.
Duchamp’s active international career takes him regularly throughout Europe, North America and to Japan.
Nico is a prominent flute teacher who travels between Paris, New York, and South Carolina. Jung-Yi Hsieh (Alice Daugherty), a Pakachoag faculty member, studies with Nico in New York. We are so appreciative that both Alice and Nico are taking the time to share their beutiful music with us.
Additional thanks to faculty member Andrey Karpyuk who will play piano for Nico while at Pakachoag; also to Pakachoag Church for providing access to the Great Hall and the Steinway concert grand which will be used during this special event.
Please note: Our special events are recommended for Age 8 and up. If considering attending with a younger child, we suggest a child be able to sit for a span of roughly 1 1/2 hours. This allows all audience attendees to be able to reap the full benefit of the concert without interruptions.
Past Special Events – 2015-2016
Three Plus One: A Family of Pianists
Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
3:00 to 4:30 pm
The Great Hall at Pakachoag Church
Dan Sedgwick, Piano
Eric Sedgwick, Piano
Debby Sedgwick, Piano
Marji Gere, Violin
The Sedgwicks treat us to an afternoon of family music-making.
Works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and Granados.
Dan Sedgwick is a composer, pianist, and teacher holding advanced music degrees from Harvard and Rice. Eric Sedgwick is a pianist, accompanist and vocal coach whose clients have appeared on Broadway and in opera houses around the world. Pakachoag faculty member Debby Sedgwick is an active musician, studying piano and playing collaboratively with other musicians.
Marji Gere, Violin, is a member of the Red Hedgehog Trio.
Sponsored by SEM, Security Engineered Machinery and Paul & Patti Verderese.
Honors Student Recital
Come be inspired! This recital features some of Pakachoag’s advancing students. Open by audition, the selection of students and instruments varies from year to year.
Sponsored by Paul and Patti Verderese.
Pakachoag Student Pianist Featured Soloist with
The Worcester Youth Orchestras’ Baroque Orchestra Concerto Concert.
Friday, March 11th, 2016
The Great Hall at Pakachoag Church
Come hear piano student Andrew Lefferts, age 16, play the first movement, Vivace, from Haydn Piano Concerto in D Major with the Worcester Youth Orchestras’ Baroque Orchestra, one of WYO’s more competitive ensembles. Andrew is a 10 year piano student of faculty member Inna Muravnik.
A Musical Fantasy for the Holidays
With award-winning Pakachoag faculty:
Ilya Kazantsev, Piano
Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto
Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue
A Fantasy on Carmen for Flute
Ibert Flute Concerto & More
Topped of with some light holiday selections.
Donations for this concert will support the Faculty in Performance Fund.
Drop in for our “Partners in Music” Open House.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
The Education Wing
203 Pakachoag Street – Please park and enter at rear of building.
Come learn more about Pakachoag Music School, The Worcester Children’s Chorus and The Worcester Youth Orchestras.
Check back in the new school year for more posting for upcoming events.
2014-2015 Special Events – In review
Senior Voice Recital with Kat Meyer
Saturday, June 13th, 2015
The Great Hall at Pakachoag
Kat is a student of Silvia Irving. She graduates from high school this spring of 2015; and will pursue local theater opportunities in the Greater Boston area in the Fall of 2015.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
The Great Hall – Pakachoag Church
In honor of the 75th Birthday of Maxim Korn with
Michael Korn, Gabriel Korn
And Levon Hovsepian, Piano
Featuring the music of Anderson, Bloch, Brahms, Frolov,
Paganini, Saint-Saens, Sarasate, Schubert, Seitz, & Shostakovich
A Pakachoag Faculty Special Event – Violin & Piano
Saturday, March 21, 2015
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.
Student performances starting at 3:00 p.m.
A Pakachoag Faculty Special Event – Jazz Program
Saturday, February 7, 2015
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.
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
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.
A Pakachoag Music School Faculty Special Event
Saturday, October 25, 2014
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: email@example.com.
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.
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
- Saturday, May 31st at 3:30 p.m.
- All Saints Church, Worcester (Pakachoag Choir Program Partner)
Honors Student Recital: March 15th, 2:00 p.m. in the Great Hall at Pakachoag
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.
- Sunday, February 23, 2014
- 1:30 p.m.
- Worcester Art Museum: Renaissance Court
Special Student Events:
Simone Dinnerstein Piano Masterclass
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
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.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
Shifting Seasons: The Colors and Moods of Debussy, Franck and Brahms.
November 9, 20133:00 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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
Saturday, 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
* * *
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.
~ ~ ~
Saturday, October 27, 2012
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
The 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