March 22 and 23, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
The Concord Orchestra Spring Concert featuring Hayden Idson, the winner of the Ehlers Young Artist Competition. He will play Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme. Also on the program is Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite and Four Sea Interludes by Benjamin Britten. Competition runners-up will play pre-concert recitals: violinist Hannah Ryu (Friday) and cellist Zehavi Rodriguez (Saturday). Tickets $10-$30. Call 978 369-4967 or buy on-line.

April 5, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Violinist Sarah Whitney presents Beyond the Notes with guest artists PUBLIQuartet, a creative and mind-bending string quartet from NYC. This is a unique and interactive concert experience which includes questions chosen at random from the audience. More information and ticketing is available here.

April 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Opera Gala to raise funds for Opera51’s production of Carmen on June 7, 8 and 9. The Gala will be held in the parish hall of Trinitarian Congregational Church at 54 Walden St., Concord, across the street from 51 Walden. Light fare, drinks, a silent auction, songs performed by the cast of Carmen, and a talk given by a guest speaker. Tickets $50 a person. Call 978 369-7911 to reserve or purchase on-line.

April 12 and 13, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
The Concord Band Spring Pops Concerts. Click here for more information.

April 27, 2019 to May 11, 2019. Fri. and Sat. at 8:00 p.m., April 28 and May 5 matinees at 2 p.m.
The Concord Players musical version of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden is a timely classic about loss, discovery, and redemption. The story follows the indomitable spirit of Mary Lennox as she restores the faded beauty of her aunt’s garden and brings healing to her uncle’s grieving heart. For tickets call 978 369-2990 or buy on-line.

May 16, 17 and 18, 2019. Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m. Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.
The Concord Orchestra Pops with jazz vocalist Maureen McMullan performing Johnny Mercer songs arranged by Bernard Hoffer and a sing-along to Sound of Music. Also on the program are Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 1, Theme from Harry Potter by John Williams, Suppe’s Light Cavalry Overture. Table seating and refreshments for sale. Click here for ticket information.

June 7, 8, and 9, 2019. Fri. and Sat. at 8:00 p.m., Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.
Opera51‘s performance of Carmen, by Georges Bizet. Fully costumed and staged, with chorus and orchestra conducted by Alan Yost. Sung in French, with projected English surtitles. Lead roles will be sung by ┬áKartik Ayysola, Margaret Beaty, Christopher Eaglin, Ethan Bremner, Theodora Cottarel, Juhan Choi, Cartoline Corrales, Veronica Nguyen, Max Rydqvist, Joshua Dixon, and Thaddeus Zuniga. Advance tickets are $30/$25 seniors and students, available for purchase on-line. All tickets at the door are $30.

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