September 21, 2014 1:30 p.m. refreshments, 2:00 p.m. concert
Concord Orchestra Annual Benefit Concert. Menotti’s radio opera The Old Maid and the Thief starring Robin Farnsley, Ray Bauwens, Cindy Vredeveld, and Pamela Wolfe. Conducted by Alan Yost. Tickets are $50 for benefactors, $30 for adults and $10 for students. Call 978 369-4967 to reserve or purchase at www.concordorchestra.com
September 27, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Concord Youth Theatre presents legendary singer Livingston Taylor as a fall fundraiser. Tickets $25-$100, available on TicketStage. Call 978 371-1482 or visit concordyouththeatre.org for more information.
October 17 and 18, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
The Concord Orchestra Fall Concert: Austrian Stars. Renowned pianist Randall Hodgkinson performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. Also on the program is Bruckner’s Symphony No. 2. Tickets $30 adults, $25 seniors, $10 students. Call 978 369-4967 or www.concordorchestra.com.
October 19, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
The Concord Players Fall Huddle.Meet the directors of this season’s shows: The Matchmaker, by Thornton Wilder; The Desk Set, by William Marchant; and Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate. Free admission, entertainment and light refreshments.
October 25, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Concord Band Fall Concert: Monuments. The program includes The Grand Canyon Suite by Grofè, Sparke’s Spirit of the Sequoia, Threnos by Bukvich (based on the Gettysburd Address) and Monument by Robert W. Smith. Tickets $20/$10 for seniors and children under 12 at the door. For more information call 978 897-9969 or visit www.concordband.org.
November 7-22, 2014, Fri. and Sat. at 8:00 p.m., Sun. Nov. 16 at 2:00 p.m.
The Concord Players Fall Play: The Matchmaker, an uproarious farce by Thornton Wilder starring Dolly Gallagher Levi, who inspired the Broadway musical Hello Dolly! Through Dolly’s subtle machinations, several unlikely couples come together to find happiness in 19th century New York. Tickets $22. Call 978 369-2990 or buy on-line at www.concordplayers.org.
December 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Concord Orchestra Holiday Family Concert: Lovable Stars. Paddington Bear’s First Concert by Herbert Chappell, narrated by Joyce Kulhawik. Also Three Christmas Carols by Gustav Holst featuring the Fenn School Treble Chorus, Bizet’s Prelude to Carmen and an audience sing-along to Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Tickets $20, $5 for children. Call 978 369-4967 or visit www.concordorchestra.com.
December 12 and 13, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Concord Band Holiday Pops. Selections of the season, festive music from different countries, and an audience sing-along. Table seating and light refreshments, an appearance by Santa and a holiday gift raffle. Tickets $20/$15, call 978 897-9969 or www.concordband.org.
December 21, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Fantasia, a FOPAC special event featuring soloists Robin Farnsley and Ray Bauwens. Barry Singer is the chorus master, and the orchestra and brass choir will be conducted by Alan Yost. The program includes Fantasia on Greensleeves by Vaughn Williams, Exsultate Jubilate by Mozart, selections from Handel’s Messiah, and Vaughn Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols. Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for students, available at the door.