Free Concert – ‘A Musical Fantasy for the Holidays’

by | Nov 23, 2015

Pakachoag Music School presents ‘A Musical Fantasy for the Holidays’, free and open to the public.

Sunday, November 29th
3:00 p.m.
The Great Hall at Pakachoag
203 Pakachoag Street
Auburn, MA  01501

The program includes Haydn’s ‘Trumpet Concert’, Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’, ‘A Fantasy on Carmen for Flute’, Ibert’s ‘Flute Concerto’ and more.  The event will be topped off with some light holiday selections.

Performed by award-winning faculty Jung-Yi Hsieh (Alice Daugherty), Flute; Scott Daugherty, Trumpet; and special guest Ilya Kazantsev, Piano.

IIlya Kazantsev

IIlya Kazantsev

Ilya Kazantsev has been described as “a fresh and exciting presence on the international music scene”.  He has been hailed by The Washington Post as  “virtually flawless.” He has performed extensively with orchestras  in Russia and the United States, as well as appearing in recital in Germany, Japan, Italy, France, Canada, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, the United States, and Slovenia.  His many awards and honors include first prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein International Competition (Paris); he also won the International Chopin Competition (Moscow) and the 2007 & 2008 World Piano Competitions (Cincinnati).



daugherty_pakScott Daugherty, has played on Broadway and with the Albany Symphony Orchestra. In 2008, Scott was awarded the James E. Huges, Sr. Memorial Award for Performance from Mannes College of Music presented annually to an outstanding graduate.Scott has performed at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York City and in Symphony Hall in Boston. Scott is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at Stony Brook University, studying with American Brass Quintet Member Kevin Cobb. Scott’s teachers have included Thomas Smith of the New York Philharmonic and Raymond Riccomini of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.


Hsieh_PakJung-Yi, Alice, flute, has won first prize in a number of competitions, including the Taipei Music Competition, the Jui-Shin Music Competition and the Sun Yat-Sen University Concerto Competition.  Alice was a finalist in the 2009 Kousseyitzky Young Artist Award Competition and a Prize Winner of the 2011 Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition.

Jung-Yi’s musical abilities allowed her to earn a scholarship to attend the National Sun Yat-Sen University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree and was Principal Flute of the orchestra for four consecutive years.  Ms. Hsieh later earned a Master of Music Degree and Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes College. the New School for Music, in New York City where she received a scholarship and studied with Judith Mendenhall, Principal Flute of the American Ballet Theater.

“Jung-Yi is a very talented flute player and possesses a warm sound and a solid technique” – Stefan R. Hoskuldsson, Principal Flute Metropolitan Opera.

Alice is an active member of several ensembles and has performed Orchestral works at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Space and Chang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan.   In 2008, Ms. Hsieh was invited to perform for the Consulate General of France in New York City.