About Music Worcester
Celebrating 160 Years of Music
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: masterclasses by visiting artists, Tickets to Opportunity, Festival Singers, in-schools residencies, and the Young Artist Competitions. View our TIMELINE.
Integral to Music Worcester’s annual operations, The Worcester Chorus has been part of the organization since the very first concert season in 1858.
The legendary pianist, Van Cliburn, performed at the Worcester Music Festival in 1958.
Music Worcester brings inspiring and varied musical experiences to expanding audiences through concerts, performances, and educational programs.
To achieve this vision, Music Worcester aspires:
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.