October 18 and 19, 2019 at 8 p.m.
The Concord Orchestra Fall Concert featuring a concert version of the opera Bluebeard’s Castle by Bartok, with soprano Sarah Pelletier and baritone David Kravitz. In this gothic tale, Duke Bluebeard and his new wife Judith enter the great hall of his large, gloomy, chilly castle. The duke has a mysterious past and Judith notices seven locked doors; find out what is behind them! Also on the program is Haydn’s Symphony No. 82, The Bear.
October 20, 2019 at 7 p.m.
The Concord Players Birthday Bash: To kick off its 100th anniversary season, the Players are throwing a birthday party featuring writer and entertainer Trav SD, who will present a program about the early days of stage entertainment. The cast of the fall show Funny Girl will perform, and birthday cake and champagne will be served to celebrate the occasion.
October 26, 2019 at 8 p.m.
The Concord Band Fall Concert: Carnival of the Animals, featuring the famous piece by Saint-Saens. Also on the program is Hoedown from Rodeo by Copland, Sailors and Whales by McBeth, and Highlights from the Soundtrack of Jurassic Park by John Williams. The concert is free, donations gratefully received.
October 27, 2019 at 3 p.m.
November 8-23, 2019, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.
The Concord Players fall show, Funny Girl. Book by Isobel Lennart from an original story by Miss Lennart. With humor, talent and chutzpah, young Fanny Brice, an awkward Jewish girl from New York’s Lower East Side who “isn’t pretty,” is determined to become a headliner. See how she defies the odds to become one of the greatest entertainers of her time–a star of the Ziegfield Follies, radio, Broadway, and Hollywood. More information here.
December 8, 2019 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The Concord Orchestra Family Concert, featuring Pinocchio’s Adventures in Funland by Gandolfi, narrated by Joyce Kulhawik. The Longmeadow HIgh School Treble Chorus will join the Orchestra in performing Patterson’s Little Red Riding Hood. Tickets $20/$10 for children and students. Call 978 369-4967 or buy tix on-line.
December 13 and 14, 2019 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The Concord Band Holiday Pops. These concerts feature music and visions of the season. Table seating and light refreshments, an appearance by Santa, and a holiday gift raffle make this a festive evening. Tickets $30/$15 for children under 12. Call 978 897-9969 or buy tix on-line.
December 21 and 22, 2019 at 2 p.m.
Opera 51 performs Hansel and Gretel, by Englebert Humperdick, an opera based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. The performance will be costumed and semi-staged, with chorus and orchestra conducted by Alan Yost. Lead singers are JoAnna Pope (Hansel), Robin Farnsley (Gretel), Lindsay Burroughs (Mother), James Liu (Father), Alyssa Mae Dogget (Sandman/Dew Fairy, and Margaret Beaty (Witch). Tickets are $20 adults/$10 children. Call 978 369-7911 for more information or visit 51walden.org.
January 24 and 25, 2020 at 8 p.m.
The Concord Orchestra Young Artist Concert