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Concerts/Comedy

The PCA offers a variety of concerts and comedy shows from classical to jazz to rock & blues. Charming, historic, intimate, unique…no words do justice to the experience of a PCA concert. Evenings concerts are cafe-style with a BYO policy, making them the perfect family-friendly venue to gather with friends and neighbors. Our intimate space has a capacity of about 125 seated cafe-style so there isn’t a bad seat in the house. And you will almost always run into neighbors and friends at each event!

A brand-new collaboration with the Boston Classical Guitar Society will bring four great guitar ensembles and soloists to Westford in 2019-2020. Combined with our Piano Heritage and Chamber Music series, the season will feature an afternoon classical concert almost every month of the season.

Browse our upcoming shows below.

Scheduled Shows

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Sun, Sep 22 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Newsam-Herlehy Duo

David Newsam and Margaret Helfer Herlehy present selected works for guitar and oboe.

Shakir Khan

Sat, Oct 5 7:30 pm

North Indian Ragas

Shakir Khan, son of Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, presents an evening of north Indian ragas, accompanied by Amit Kavthekar on tabla.

Sat, Oct 19 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Comedy - Tom Hayes, Judy Sloane

Join two of New England’s talented comedians, including Westford’s own Judy Sloane, for an evening of laughter.

Jose Lezcano

Sun, Oct 20 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Jose Manuel Lezcano, Guitar

Music by Pernambuco, Pereira, Morel,  Brouwer, J.S. Bach along with original compositions. A guitar clinic featuring Cuban and Brazilian rhythms will precede the performance.

Tim Ray

Sat, Nov 2 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Tim Ray Trio

The venerable Tim Ray Trio performs selections from their new CD, Windows.

Pumpkin Bread band

Sat, Nov 9 7:30 pm

Pumpkin Bread

A dynamic five-piece folk ensemble dazzling audiences with original acoustic music, blending influences from traditional folk songs and fiddle tunes with modern sensibilities and intricate arrangements.

Shay Rudolph

Sun, Nov 17 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Classical Cabaret

Relax with a string quartet featuring Nicki Payne and Lynn Basila – violin, Elaine Leisinger – viola, Shay Rudolph – cello. A sampling of music inspired by dance. Composers include Strauss, Haydn, Shostakovich, and Piazzolla.

Sun, Dec 15 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Luca Duo, Guitar and Voice

Meng-Chieh (Mavis) Hsieh, Vocal
Jaclyn Jones, Guitar

Works by Manuel de Falla, Joaquin Rodrigo, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Leo Brouwer, and others

Stella Owen, piano

Sun, Jan 26 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Anderson-Owen Duo: Four Hands at One Piano

Bonnie Owen and Stella Owen, pianists

3:15 PM Pre-concert talk / 4:00 PM Concert

 Music from France, Germany, and Russia. By popular demand, the Anderson-Owen Duo returns to the PCA to perform L’Apres midi d’un faun by Debussy (arranged by Ravel), Morceaux by Rachmaninoff, and dances by Mozart, Brahms, and a couple of surprise composers.

Sat, Feb 15 7:30 pm

Lydia "LovelySinger" Harrell - Valentine celebration

Grab your sweetheart and come celebrate a Valentine’s jazzy and soulful musical treat with Boston’s own singer/songwriter and award-winning Lydia “The LovelySinger” Harrell and band. Candlelit cabaret tables. BYOB and food.

Steve Zocchi

Sun, Feb 16 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Man vs. Piano, An Afternoon of Piano and Levity

Steve Zocchi, Piano

3:15 PM Pre-Concert Talk / 4:00  PM Concert

Mr. Zocchi presents an entertaining afternoon about growing up playing the piano as a young boy. He will intersperse humorous stories with performances of famous piano pieces by Mozart and Schubert, jazz composers, and his own compositions and improvisations.     

Sat, Feb 29 7:30 pm

Sean Watkins and the Bee Eaters

Sean Watkins, co-founder of Grammy-winning bluegrass band Nickel Creek, is joined by brother-sister duo Tristan and Tashina Clarridge, both Grand National Fiddle Champions, and hammer dulcimer wizard Simon Chrisman. Together, they weave a tapestry of sound all their own, drawing on roots in bluegrass, Celtic, jazz, and old-time traditions.

Sat, Mar 14 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

No Static “Steely Dan Tribute” band

“Kick off your high heel sneakers…it’s party time!”

No Static, 10 musicians from the Boston area, bring their bluesy jazz-rock Steely Dan sound to the Parish Center for the Arts.

Sat, Apr 4 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Love Dogs

Take one red-hot horn section – we’re talkin’ alto, tenor, baritone saxes and trombone – down and dirty. Add liberal amounts of barrelhouse boogie-woogie piano and stinging Fender guitar. Pour over a funky and swinging rhythm section that Blues Review magazine called “the best in the business”, and top it all off with a crazy and charismatic frontman with one of the biggest blues voices around. Season with a few years on the road tearing up juke joints, festivals and concert halls across the U.S. and Canada and on both sides of the Atlantic.

Seating and tickets

  • Doors open 7:30 p.m.
  • Cafe-style table seating
  • BYOB (drinks and appetizers)
  • Tickets will be available at the door- cash or check only

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About the PCA

Parish Center for the ArtsThe PCA is a warm, intimate performance venue that seats up to 125 people in a historic former church building at Westford Common. Each season we present New England’s best Folk, Jazz, Classical, Rock, and Comedy shows. As a non-profit community arts center, we also feature rotating art exhibits, barn dances, open mics, and theater performances.

PCA Virtual Tour

 

Sat, Apr 11 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Don White

The storyteller-comedian-author-troubadour-folk singer-songwriter returns for his annual PCA show.

Sat, Apr 18 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Jason Anick / Jason Yeager Quartet featuring Jason Palmer

Rejecting the confining roles of strict categorization, the Jason Anick/Jason Yeager Quartet draws on the wide swath of musical interests of its co-leaders, blending straight-ahead and post-bop jazz, world music, funk and pop, eagerly embracing what Anick and Yeager have defined as “jazz without borders.”

The Great Necks Trio

Sun, Apr 19 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Great Necks Trio

The Great Necks Guitar Trio has enchanted audiences across the US with whimsical, interactive, and dynamic performances that stretch the conventions of the guitar.

Shay Rudolph

Sun, May 17 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Eloquence of Brahms: Anderson-Rudolph Duo

Bonnie Anderson, pianist, and Shay Rudolph, cellist, are back for their third annual duo concert at the PCA.  Their shared affinity for beauty of sound, fullness of harmony, sweeping lines, and emotional expression naturally draws them to the repertoire of the Romantic Era.  The centerpiece of this concert is the Brahms Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, a cherished mainstay of the sonata repertoire.

Beth Bahia Cohen

Sat, May 30 7:30 pm

Beth Bahia Cohen with Vasilis Kostas

Violinist Beth Bahia Cohen and guitarist Vasilis Kostas bring a diverse musical palette to Westford.