An historic venue
located at 51 Walden Street in Concord, Massachusetts
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The resident groups have planned many exciting performances and concerts for the new season. Take a look at our scheduled events and mark your calendars now! We ask that you wear masks in the building for your protection and that of others.
Air Disinfection at 51 Walden
We are making progress in the design and installation of our new ventilation system. In the meantime, in order to help cleanse and disinfect the air at 51 Walden, we have installed UltraVation BioGardUV™ Upper-Room Convection Germicidal UV Units in the main hall and lobby areas. We have also installed three AIRDoctor™ HEPA Professional Air Purifiers in the lobby area. For details, refer to our Airborne-Virus-Mitigation-Notice-Spring-2021 document.
The Telephone and Trouble in Tahiti
October 10, 2021 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Opera51 presents two one-act operas, The Telephone, by Gian Carlo Menotti, and Trouble in Tahiti, by Leonard Bernstein, conducted by Alan Yost. Principals are Margretta Beatty and Michael Prichard.
Both works deal with personal relationships and telephones as a key plot device. Menotti’s The Telephone is a comic gem while Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti has a bit darker theme and is based on his own parents’ relationship. Presented in semi-staged format on the music stage, sung in English, accompanied by a small orchestra.
The Concord Band
The Concord Band performs regularly at its permanent home, the Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden Street in Concord, at its summer home at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts, and has also performed summer concerts at several towns in the Greater Boston and MetroWest regions. The sixty-five volunteer members of the Band represent many area communities and a wide variety of professions.
The Concord Players
The Concord Players mount three major productions a year with multiple performances of each play. Recent seasons have included Barefoot in the Park, Funny Girl, Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone, and The Sound of Music. The Players’ staging of Little Women is regarded by many as Concord’s Passion Play.
The Concord Orchestra
The Concord Orchestra plays a dozen concerts each season including a Family Concert and two Pops weekends. Each year one of our concerts features a performer from one of the Boston area schools who has won our Young Artist Competition. The winner also receives a cash prize from the Ehlers Memorial Scholarship Fund, which was founded in memory of Charles and Arlene Ehlers.
Opera51 raises funds to support 51 Walden through opera performances, associated corporate sponsorships, program ads, individual donations, and through special events like Gala Gatherings and Opera Favorites. Proceeds contribute valuable funds to the maintenance and operation of the facility, a community resource supporting hundreds of local residents each week throughout the year.