Special Events

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Please join us for this special kick-off concert for the 2016-2017 season.palacios_222_312_90

Saturday, October 15, 2016
4:00 p.m.
The Great Hall at Pakachoag Church

Free.  Donations gratefully accepted for the Save The Instruments Fund.

Making Music For Life
Guest Alumnus Concert

Martin Palacios, Violin

Kamilla Isanbaeva Irving (Faculty), Piano

  • Partitia No. 2 in D minor J. S. Bach
  • Concerto in B minor Camille Saint-Saens
  • Five Pieces for Two Violins Dimitri Schostakovich
    With Maxim Korn, Faculty Emeritus

Martin returns from Memphis, Tennessee where he plays as a member of the Jacksonville Symphony and is completing an MM degree (in Suzuki Pedagogy) at the University of Memphis.

WYO Baroque 1-30-16-AW3_3083_optJoin Cellists Abbie O’Connor and Renae Renihan for their senior year recital.

Music by Bach, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Shostakovich.

Saturday, June 4th
1:00 pm
The Great Hall at Pakachoag Church

The girls will pay selections by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bach and Shostakovich.

Abbie and Renae both began cello lessons at Pakachoag in September, 2010.

Abbie also previously took piano lessons starting around the age of 9.  The girls’ families have been involved with Pakachoag for over 13 years, with numerous older siblings also enrolled.  Abbie is the “new” face of Pakachoag as seen in our opening photo of the website.

Both girls have been actively involved with the Worcester Youth Orchestras.

Renae will continue her music studies next year as a student at Worcester State University.  Abbie will remain involved in local music-making activities.

Nico Duchamp, former Principal Flutist of the Opera Comique, Paris

Masterclass & Concert

Sunday, June 12th, 2016
Masterclass:  1:00 to 3:00 pm*
Concert  7:00 pm – Free & Open to the Public
with Pakachoag faculty Jung-Yi Hsieh, Flute and Andrey Karpyuk, Piano:

The Great Hall at Pakachoag Church

*To apply as a participant for the masterclass or purchase tickets to attend as an auditor please download and complete  Duchamp Masterclass Registration form.

Read more about Nico on his website here – including a sampling of 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