December 7, 2019
Your favorite fairy tale princesses and special guests are returning to Concord Players for two events: a musical fairy tale meet-and-greet in the afternoon, and an adults-only “Pixie Dust After Dark” cabaret at night. Save-the-date now! Buy tix on-line.
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 8 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.
Opera51 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. Purchase on-line. Call 978 369-7911 for more information.
January 11, 2020 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Says You! radio — a mainstay of WGBH 89.7FM and public radio stations across the country — returns home again for a national broadcast event. Says You! brings a timeless brand of comedic wordplay to the stage, where two teams face off against each other as their host dishes out some of the toughest challenges on air anywhere. If you are a devotee of Scrabble and Jeopardy— you’re sure to love Says You! – Crosswords without cross words. Come out of the cold and warm up with friends and family for a delightful afternoon of intellectual recreation punctuated with live music. Two shows with a brief intermission. Get tickets here.
January 24 and 25, 2020 at 8 p.m.
Andrew Gu, Winner of the Ehlers Young Artist Competition, will perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with The Concord Orchestra. Also on the program is Brahms’ Tragic Overture and Symphony No. 6 by Shostakovich. Buy tix.
February 28, 2020 at 8 p.m.
Violinist Sarah Whitney presents Beyond the Notes, with Mike Block and Sandeep Das. Tickets $25/$15. Call 800 838-3006 for further information.
February 29, 2020 at 7 p.m.
The Emerson Hospital Auxiliary presents Emersong, an evening of performances by A capella groups. Tickets $25. Call 978 287-3019 for further information.
March 7, 2020 at 8 p.m.
The Concord Band winter concert.
March 21, 2020 at 7 p.m.
New England Folk Arts Center hosts its annual Balkan Night.
March 27 and 28, 2020 at 8 p.m.
The Concord Orchestra Spring concert: Into the Woods. The program features Alex Kinmonth, principal oboe of the Detroit Symphony, in a performance of Concerto No. 1 in D minor by Lebrun. Also on the program is Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 and Tapiola, by Sibelius. Buy tix.
April 3 and 4, 2020 at 8 p.m.
The Concord Band Spring Pops Concerts.
April 24-May 9, 2020
Steel Magnolias, performed by The Concord Players. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sunday May 3 matinee at 2 p.m.
May 15-17, 2020
The Concord Orchestra Pops Concerts: Journeys to New Lands. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday May 17 at 2 p.m.The Orchestra’s concertmaster Siri Smedvig performs Zigeunerweisen by Sarasate. World premier of Bernard Hoffer’s Kurt Weill Songbook with vocalist Jeffrey Korn.
June 6 and 7, 2020
Places Please! Celebrating 100 years in 100 Minutes with The Concord Players. Tickets $25.
June 12 and 14, 2020
Opera51 presents a semi-staged performance of Puccini’s Turandot, conducted by Alan Yost.