Welcome, all!! Concerts are held at the Academy, South Ireland Street and Rte. 112, South Worthington, MA.
Sevenars Concerts, established in 1968, was selected one of the six best small music festivals in the USA by Time Magazine. Founded by internationally known pianist Robert and his celebrated composer/songwriter/pianist wife Rolande Young Schrade, it all began with “Family Concerts” starting in 1968 in the small Methodist Church of the idyllic town of South Worthington, Massachusetts, a village now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Robert and Rolande included in their concerts their five young pianist children, Robelyn, Rhonda Lee, Rolisa, Randolph, and Rorianne (hence the name “Sevenars” as all seven performers had names starting with the letter “R”), and concerts drew growing crowds that spilled out of the church. A larger space was needed!
In 1976, the concerts moved across the little street to the historic Academy building, established in 1895 by Russell Conwell, founder of Temple University and author of the famous “Acres of Diamonds” lecture.