An historic venue
located at 51 Walden Street in Concord, Massachusetts

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2021-22 Season

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

Upcoming Events

November 27, 2021 at 7 p.m.
Join Medium Maureen Hancock for the most unique family reunion ever witnessed! The first two hours- messages from beyond. The last half hour is a Q&A session. *Not everyone receives a reading. *Doors open at 6pm with Live Music! Event 7-9:30pm.  *Ages 13 & up. Buy tickets.

December 3 and 4, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

Concord Orchestra Concert: Restoring Balance. Music Director finalist Zeke Fetrow conducts a program featuring soloist Randall Hodgkinson, who will perform Edward MacDowell’s Piano Concerto No, 2 in D Minor. Also on the program is Rainbow Body, by Christopher Theofanidis, and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 7 in C-Sharp Minor. Buy season subscriptions and individual tickets online or by calling 978 369-4967.

December 11, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

The Concord Band Holiday Pops. Small ensembles which were featured at the Band’s fall concerts will perform festive medleys. The full Band will play standards such as Sleigh Ride and Auld Lang Syne. Free admission, donations appreciated. More information is available on the Band’s website.

December 19, 2021 at 2 p.m.

Opera51 Messiah Sing conducted by Alan Yost. Soloists are Margretta Beaty, Debra Gleason Schwartz, Kartik Ayysola, and James C. S. Liu.
This is a special event to benefit 51 Walden. Tickets are $20/$10 students, pay at the door. Scores will be available to borrow. Proof of vaccination or negative Covid test will be required.

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.