Workshops and Concerts 2017-2018

About Pacem Workshops and Festival Concerts

Workshops and Festival Concerts take place at Pacem Music Studio, 62 Sherburne Road South, Lexington, Ma 02421. They are free and open to the public, and you are invited to attend. For more information, please contact Carroll Ann Bottino at 781-862-3337.

Regular features of our Workshops:

All students deliver program notes relative to the composers and their pieces that they are performing.

All students participate in our musical terminology game. Performers draw the terminologies used from a hat when they come to perform. Correct answers come with rewards!

All Piano II and above students choose a ‘Challenge Key Signature’ at the beginning of the academic year. At our Fall, Winter & Spring Workshops, they present their progress on the Scale, Cadence and Arpeggio of their ‘Challenge Key Signature’. These performances also come with rewards!

Students at Piano II level and above present the Hanon Exercise they are currently working on and the Scale, Cadence and/or Arpeggio of the pieces they are presenting.

At Pacem Concerts:

All students deliver program notes relative to the composers and their pieces that they are performing.


100th Festival Concert June 2018

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Solo & Ensemble Music from the Renaissance through Contemporary Periods for Piano, Harpsichord & Recorders

On piano, Rajeev Ragahavan will perform all movements of the Moonlight Sonata Op.27 No.2 (Adagio sostenuto, Minuet and Trio, Presto agitato) by Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827. This is considered one of Beethoven's most notable works and is highly regarded as one of the most famous pieces ever. In addition, he will play measures No. 1-38 of The Entertainer by Scott Joplin, 1868-1917, from Ragtime Classics.

On piano, Judie Toti will perform Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 19. No. 1, No. 2, and No. 4 by Felix Mendelssohn.

On piano, Aditya Rao will play Sonata in C, hob. XIV: 35, by Franz Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809. He will be playing all three movements: Allegro con brio, Adagio and Finale.

On soprano recorder, Jim Burns will play Fugue in d, Cum sanctis tuis by W. A. Mozart, 1756-1791 and Sinfonia I in C by J. S. Bach, 1685-1750. He will also play a Southern Appalachian Mountain folk tune, Cindy, on alto recorder.

On tenor recorder, from Der Fluyten Lust-hof by Jacob van Eyck 1589-1623, Marion Kilson will present No. 8, Pavane Lachrymae, Theme and Modo 2. On alto recorder, Marion will perform Allegro from Sonata No. 1 for Recorder by G. F. Handel 1685-1759, and 5 selections from The Bird Fancyer's Delight.


Spring Workshop May 2018

Sunday May 6, 2018 at 6:00pm

On alto recorder, Jim A. Burns will play Gabrielle Maditelle, from Der Fluyten Lust-hof by Jacob van Eyck 1590-1657.

Joined by Marion Kilson on tenor recorder, Jim and Marion will perform It was a Lover and his Lasse by Thomas Morley.

On tenor recorder, Marion Kilson will perform Vierde Carileen's Theme, and Modo 2 and 3 from Jacob Van Eyck's Der Fluyten Lust-hof.

On piano, Judie Toti will present Hanon No. 21 HT @ 112. Contining on piano Judie will perform the following pieces from Lieder ohne Worte by F. Mendelssohn 1809-1847; I Andante con moto, II Andante expressive, and IV Moderato. Judie will also perform an original composition on piano, Giorno Soleggiato, Sonata-Allegro, that she composed as her final project for the Music Theory IV course she is completing at UMass Boston.

On piano, Rajeev Raghavan will present Hanon No. 22 HT @ 112. Continuing on piano, he will play Valse Sentimentale: D 779/13 from 34 Valses Sentimentales by Franz Schubert, a portion of The Entertainer from Ragtime Classics by Scott Joplin, and the third movement of Sonata Quasi Una Fantasia, known as the Moonlight Sonata, by Ludwig van Beethoven.

On piano, Jui Bhiwankar will play from Diller Quaile's First Solo Book: There was a Maid Went to the Mill, an English Folk-Tune; Natural, Harmonic, and Melodic Minor; Autumn Song, a Slavonic Folk-Tune; and Skipping, a French Folk Tune.

On piano, Aditya Rao will play Hanon No. 10 at 108 bpm and the scale, cadence, and arpeggio of his current challenge key signature, E-flat major. Additionally, he will present The Battell by William Byrd, 1543-1625, on the harpsichord and piano, and the first two movements of Sonata No. 48 in C, Hob. XVI:35 by Josef Haydn, 1732-1809.


Winter Workshop March 2018

Sunday March 4, 2018 at 6:00pm

On alto recorder, Jim Burns will perform two traditional Irish hornpipes, Off to California and The Maid of the Spinning Wheel. With Judie Toti on Harpsichord, Jim will perform J. S. Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring.

On piano, Judie Toti will perform three compositions by J. S. Bach: Prelude No. 1 from the Well Tempered Clavichord, Invention No. 8 from Tw,o Part Inventions and Sinfonia No. 6.

On piano, Rajeev Raghavan will perform Traumerei by Robert Schumann, the third movement of Sonata Quasi Una Fantasia by Ludwig van Beethoven, and Valse Sentimentale by Franz Schubert.

On piano, Jui Bhiwankar will present four allegretto arrangements of Riggity Jig, in C major.

Aditya Rao will perform on both piano and harpsichord: The First Pavian from My Ladye Nevells Booke of Virginal Music by William Byrd, 1583-1625, and the first movement of Sonata No. 48 in C, Hob. XVI: 35 by Franz Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809.

On tenor recorder, Marion Kilson will perform O slaep, o zoete slaep from Der Fluyten Lust-hof by Jacob Van Eyck 1589-1657. On alto recorder Marion will perfrom two pieces: A Favourite Minuet in Floridante in C by Georg Friedrich Handel 1685-1759 and My Lady Rich's Galliard by John Dowland 1563-1626.


99th Festival Concert December 2017

Friday December 22, 2017
Solo & Ensemble Music from the Renaissance through Contemporary Periods For Piano, Harpsichord & Recorders

On piano, Rajeev Raghavan will perform Reverie by Robert Schumann, 1810-1856.

On both piano and harpsichord, Aditya Rao will play The Firste Pavian by William Byrd (1583-1625) from My Ladye Nevells Booke of Virginal Music. On piano, he will play the Allegro con brio of the first movement of Sonata 48 in C, Hob. XVI:35 by Josef Haydn (1732-1809).

On alto recorder, Jim Burns will perform Sonata III in g by William Croft (1678-1727) which consists of four movements; Grave, Vivace, Grave, and Allegro. On soprano recorder, he will play Alle Welt Springe, Somerset Wassail, and The Holly and the Ivy, which are carols from the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries respectively.

On piano, Judie Toti will perform Mendelssohn's On Wings of Song, Frederick Chopin's Nocturne Op. 55 No. 1 and Rimsky-Korsakoff's Flight of the Bumblebee from his Opera, Tsar Saltan.

Music being studied by other students

Anne De Benedictus is currently studying Brahms Walzer No. 2 in E, and a collection of Christmas Carols; Jingle Bells, the Old Welch Carol, Deck the Hall, two English Carols, What Child is This?, also known as Greensleeves, and The Twelve Days of Christmas and Franz Gruber's Silent Night with words by Joseph Mohr.

On alto recorder Marion Kilson prepared "L'Homme Banni" by Alexander Agricola, 1446-1506, Au Bord d'un Ruisseau by Rene de Boisdeffre, 1838-1906, and O slaep, o zoete slaep, theme and four variations by Jacob van Eyck.

On piano Ravi Raghavan planned to play Waltz, Op. 18 No.5, by Franz Schubert, 1797-1822, and the A section, measures 1-10, of Nocturne, Op. 9 No. 2 by Frederic Chopin, 1810-1849.


Fall Workshop 2017

Sunday November 5, 2017 at 6:00pm

On piano, Rajeev Raghavan will perform Measures 1-202 of the third movement, Presto agitato of the Moonlight Sonata Op.27 No.2 by Ludwig van Beethoven.

On piano, Aditya Rao will play the scale, cadence, and arpeggio for his challenge key signature, D at 66 bpm and Hanon exercise No. 9 at 96 bpm. He will perform the first section of the first movement of Haydn’s Sonata No. 48 in C, Hob. XVI as well as Erinnerung (Remembrance) in A, Op. 68, from Album for the Young, No. 28 by Robert Schumann. He will also read an essay about The Evolution of Sheet Music, which was his summer 2017 report.

On piano, from the Diller Quaile First Solo Book, Jui Bhiwankar will present Evening, a German Folk Tune.

On alto recorder, James A. Burns will present the first movement, Grave, and second movement, Vivace, from Sonata III in g by William Croft, 1678-1727, and an Aria from the opera Floridante, 1721, by G. W. Handel.

On tenor recorder, Marion Kilson will play from Der Fluyten Lust-hof, by Jacob van Eyck 1589-1623: No. 28, Ach Moorderesse, Theme and Modo 2, 3 and 4. On alto recorder, Marion will perform The Queen's Good Night by Thomas Robinson 1543-1623, and On Wings of Song by Felix Mendelssohn, the second of his Six Songs for Voice and Piano, Op. 34 No.2, 1834.

Following Marion Kilson's performance of Mendelssohn's On Wings of Song, Opus 34, No, 2. on tenor recorder, Judie Toti will perform Mendelssohn's same work on the instrument it was written for--the piano. Judie will also perform Frederick Chopin's Nocturne Op. 55 No. 1 and Rimsky-Korsakoff's Flight of the Bumblebee from his Opera Tsar Saltan.


About Our Pacem Musicians

Here are some brief biographies of Pacem musicians studying in 2017-18:

Jui Bhiwankar, a Level I student began studying piano with Carroll Ann in January 2017. Jui is a fifth grade student at Bowman Elementary School in Lexington. In her free time Jui likes learning gymnastics, swimming and reading fiction books.

Aditya Rao began studying with Carroll Ann in June of 2013, and in earnest in September after visiting his relatives in India. Twelve years old, in the Sixth grade at Jonas Clarke Middle School in Lexington, Aditya enjoys karate, soccer, bicycling, building Lego robots, Math Team, Science Bowl, Magic the Gathering, a card game and playing with his younger brother, Akshay.

Anne De Benedictus is a Piano IV student who began studying with Carroll Ann in 2002. Anne is a retired Human Services Specialist at Tufts University.

Lexingtonian Rajeev Raghavan began his music studies with Carroll Ann in 2005. A Senior at Lexington High School, Rajeev was a debater at the high school and a member of the varsity volleyball team. He also volunteers at a soccer clinic for children with disabilities and is a soccer referee for Lexington and Massachusetts games. Next year he will attend the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to study molecular biology and biochemistry.

Piano and Harpsichord V student, Ravi Raghavan began studying with Carroll Ann in 2006. A Freshman at MIT, Ravi participates on the MIT/Harvard Debate team.

Judie Toti, a Piano & Harpsichord IX student, the highest level in Carroll Ann Bottino's Pacem Studio, commenced studying with Carroll Ann in 1998. Judie retired from a 36-year career at Raytheon, where she was a Senior Program Manager. She lives in Bedford, and is a board member of the Bedford Historical Society. She is currently enrolled at UMass Boston where she is pursuing a B.A. in Music, with a concentration in Classical Guitar.

James A. Burns is a Level IV recorder student who began recorder studies during the Fall of 2010. Since retirement from MIT Lincoln Laboratory in 2006, Jim has volunteered his time as a science educator for middle school students. He is a Concord resident and member of the Concord Housing Development Corporation Board which attempts to establish low and moderate income housing. Jim is a member of a charitable organization which assists residents in financial need. Jim also spends time mountain climbing, biking and enjoying time with family and friends.

Marion Kilson has taken recorder lessons with Carroll Ann Bottino since 1998. She plays alto, tenor, and bass recorders and focuses on Renaissance and Baroque music. An anthropologist, she retired as Dean of the Graduate School at Salem State University in 2001. Her most recent book, Kings, Priests, and Kinsmen: Essays in Ga Culture and Society, was published in Ghana in 2016.