Worcester - Music Worcester

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To perpetuate the legacy of the historic Worcester Music Festival, the nation's oldest festival, by enriching the cultural life of Central Massachusetts and its surrounding areas.


To be a community-minded, professionally-managed arts organization through the presentation of extraordinary performances by some of the world's most distinguished artists representing the symphony, chamber, dance and jazz genres.

To generate interest in music and enhance its understanding among people of all ages, including outreach to children in schools.

To be a cultural resource that contributes to the economic well being of the greater Central Massachusetts region.


Music Worcester, Inc., originally known as the Worcester County Music Association, for years ran the Worcester Music Festival. Current programs reflect the merger in the mid-1990s of the Festival with International Artists Series and the MA Jazz Festival.  Great performances by world-renowned orchestras and guest soloists, chamber music, ballet, world music and dance, jazz and choral masterworks are hallmarks of Music Worcester's annual operations. Multiple educational programs currently serve youth and families of greater Worcester: Music-To-Go, Tickets to Opportunity, Festival Singers, Symphonic Project, in-schools residencies, and the Young Artist Competition.

Music Worcester also welcomes the activities of two subsidiary groups each year - The Worcester Chorus, which has been an integral part of the Worcester Music Festival since the very beginning in 1858, and The Music Guild, Music Worcester's volunteer league.


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Recent News

FREE Concert on June 11, 2017 - Pianist Simone Dinnerstein & Havana Lyceum Orchestra

Havana Lyceum Orchestra from Cuba, touring with stellar pianist Simone Dinnerstein, marking a U.S. debut for the orchestra.  Music Worcester and Mechanics Hall collaborate to present a FREE concert on June 11th at 4 PM in the historic hall in Worces…

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Music Worcester Brings Canadian Brass to South High Band Program

On Friday, January 23rd, the day of their Mechanics Hall performance, the Canadian Brass will spend the afternoon at South High in Worcester working with the band program. Many of the students will attend the Mechanics Hall performance that night. Th…

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Music Worcester Announces Endowment Campaign

The Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester Announces Endowment Campaign for Artistic Director Position Campaign Launch Announced at Music Worcester Opening Night Performance   Music Worcester takes great pride in announcing a Campaign for the Ch…

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Music Worcester Announces New Media Partnership

Worcester, August 11, 2014 For Immediate Release Contact:  Midge Hamilton, Music Worcester Music Worcester proudly announces a new media partnership with CharterTV3, which airs news, sports & local programming and serves Worcester & Central…

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Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester Announces Scholarship Winner 2014

June 23, 2014 Christopher Kennedy, a graduating senior from Worcester has won the Dr. Gerald Mack Music Scholarship for 2014.  The committee from the chorus was very impressed with Chris' extensive abilities, his versatilty and school performance re…

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Music Worcester Young Artist Competition Winners

Winners Announced!  The Music Worcester Young Artist Competition is held each Spring and is open to Worcester County residents ages 12-18.  Student musicians performing pieces from the classical repertoire, on orchestral or band instruments, are en…

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Jazz Guitar & Vocalist John Pizzarelli Returns to Music Worcester Stage

Worcester favorite John Pizzarelli, son of the iconic Bucky Pizzarelli, returns on May 10, 2014 to Mechanics Hall for an evening of American Songbook standards, exciting arrangements of jazz and pop favorites from Sinatra to the Allman Brothers!  Th…

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Music Worcester Announces 2014 Young Artist Competition

Music Worcester announces the 2014 Young Artist Competition, which will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 and Thursday, May 8, 2014. Open to 12-18 year old Worcester County residents Classical orchestral and band instrument student musicians   Wedne…

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