Pakachoag Music School Plans 'Evening in Paris' Concerts

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Pakachoag Music School in Auburn will hold a fundraising concert titled "An Evening in Paris" on April 6.
Pakachoag Music School in Auburn will hold a fundraising concert titled "An Evening in Paris" on April 6. Photo Credit: www.pakmusic.org

AUBURN, Mass. — Two concerts celebrating the music of 1920s Paris will wind up the 30th anniversary year of Auburn's Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester.

Dubbed "An Evening in Paris," the shows will capture the spirit of such classic pieces as "I Love Paris in the Springtime."

They will take place April 6 and include selections by Debussy, Cole Porter and Louis Guglielmi ("La Vie en Rose") performed by faculty, students and local artists.

Proceeds will go to support of the school and its financial aid fund.

After 30 years of community service, the school is also taking the opportunity to officially release its refreshed mission: "Nurturing musical journeys that cultivate the imagination, inspire creativity, and develop artistry."

Performers for "An Evening in Paris" include:

• Pakachoag faculty members Curtis Smith (piano) from Oakham, Janeen Baker (piano) from Princeton, Aaron Packard (violin) from Southbridge, Julie Holston (vocalist) from West Boylston, and Amy Matherly from Charlton, who will be performing with Pakachoag's violin ensemble group, Unison of Violins.

• Shrewsbury Arts Alive faculty member Christina White (soprano) from Boylston.

• Guest artist Doug Buell (tenor) from Shrewsbury.

The 1 p.m. family matinee is $25 for individuals, $18 for seniors, $40 family discount (immediate family members only); $35 day of event.
 
The 7:30 p.m. evening cabaret performance will include a wine tasting provided by The Wine Wine, plus complimentary hors d'oeurves. Cabaret performance prices are $30 for individuals, $20 seniors, $35 day of event.
 
Tickets are available at the school's main office, 203 Pakachoag St., Auburn, as well as on the school's website.

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