Pach taught at the University of New Brunswick, the Banff SFA, and the Institute de Ribaupierre (Lausanne, Switzerland). An experienced lecturer, she also appeared on the CBC as music critic and commentator, and was columnist for the Vancouver Daily Province. Pach was vice-president 1980-8 of the Canadian Music Council. She and her husband remained at the University of New Brunswick as resident musicians until 1993; they continued to record, and to perform on CBC radio and in concert through the 1990s. The Vancouver Sun has called the Duo Pach "a splendid and well-matched team." The RCM offers the Arlene Nimmons Pach Endowment Fund.
See also Joseph Pach; and discographies for Joseph Pach, the Brunswick String Quartet.
Author Barclay McMillan, Betty Nygaard King
Claus, Jo Anne. 'The music of friends,' Atlantic Advocate, Aug 1977
Turney, William. 'Jazz and chamber music - creating a heritage,' Arts Atlantic, Summer 1981
University of New Brunswick website: www.lib.unb.ca/Texts/Perspectives/Mar13-00/memoriam.html
Links to Other Sites
Arlene & Joseph Pach
A brief profile of musical couple Arlene & Joseph Pach. From the “Faces of Our World” website.
Arlene Pach mourned
A brief 2000 obituary for celebrated pianist Arlene Pach. From the University of New Brunswick.
A website dedicated to violinist Joseph Pach. Check out the online audio clips from his recordings.
Giovanni Bottesini's Gran Duo Concertante
View a CBC TV "Showcase" segment featuring Arlene Nimmons Pach, piano, Joseph Pach, violin and Gary Karr, double bass, performing Giovanni Bottesini's Gran Duo Concertante. From YouTube.