September 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Concord Orchestra Gala Benefit with chamber music to kick off Richard Pittman’s Golden Jubilee Season as Music Director of the Concord Orchestra.
- Siri Smedvig, violin, Prokofiev Sonata
- Richard Sebring, horn, Dukas Villanelle
- Jan Müller-Szeraws, cello, Bach Suite
- Sonya Ovrutsky Fensome, piano, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
- Robin Farnsley, soprano, Selections from Hansel and Gretel, Habernera from Carmen
Followed by a lovely reception with food and drink. Gala tix are $19. Buy tix online.
October 12 and 13, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
The Concord Orchestra Fall Concert. Randall Hodgkinson performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Also on the program is Maskerade Overture by Nielson and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9. Tickets $30 for center sections, $25 for side sections, $10 for kids and students under 21. Call 978 369-4967 or purchase on-line.
October 20, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
The Concord Band Fall Concert: Celebrating Our Heritage. North Bridge Portrait by Stephen Bulla, Triumphant Entrance by Warren Baker, both commissioned by the Band, and Folk Dances by Shostakovich. Free admission, donations gratefully accepted.
October 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
The Concord Players Fall Huddle. Meet the directors of this season’s shows: Arcadia, directed by Doug Sanders, The Country House directed by J. Mark Baumhardt, and The Secret Garden, directed by Julia Deter. Free admission, entertainment and light refreshments.
November 2-17, 2018, Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m., Sun. Nov. 11 at 2:00 p.m.
The Concord Players Fall Show: Arcadia by Tom Stoppard. A comedy about time, truth, love, and literature, and the disruptive influence of sex on all other things we know about life. Tickets $24. Call 978 369-2990 or buy on-line.
December 1, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Concord Orchestra Holiday Family Concert: Joyce Kulhawik narrates The Composer is Dead, by Nathaniel Stookey. Also on the program is Rounds for String Orchestra by David Diamon and Chabrier’s Marche Joyeuse. Tickets $20, $10 for children and students. Call 978 369-4967 or buy on-line.
December 7 and 8, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Concord Band Holiday Pops. The concert features music and visions of the season. Table seating and light refreshments, an appearance by Santa and a holiday gift raffle. Tickets $25/$15 children under 12. Call 978 897-9969 or buy on-line.
December 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., December 16, 2018 at 2: p.m.
Hansel and Gretel, an opera by Englebert Humperdinck based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. This Opera51 performance will be semi-staged, with chorus and orchestra conducted by Alan Yost. Lead singers are Robin Farnsley (Gretel), Kathryn Tolley (Hansel), James Liu (Father), Lindsay Burroughs (Mother), Margretta Beaty (Witch), Emily Adams (Sandman), and Laura Proctor (Dew Fairy). This is a special event to benefit the operation of 51 Walden. Tickets are $20 adults/$10 children. Call 978 369-7911 for more information or visit www.51walden.org.