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located at 51 Walden Street in Concord, Massachusetts
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With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, fall performances at 51 Walden had to be cancelled, but the resident groups have been rehearsing in small groups and recording performances to stream to the public.
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is based on the classic holiday movie with a clever twist thrown in: the story is staged as a live radio broadcast. Sound effects are done through Foley artists and only five actors take the stage to portray numerous characters, satisfying our practice of social distancing while also enabling the Concord Players to continue to bring quality theatre to our community during this trying time. A live recording of the show will take place at 51 Walden on Saturday, November 14, and you will be able to view the performance-for FREE!-from the safety of your own home on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 20th-22nd, all at 7 p.m. More information (including how to stream the show) can be found on the Concord Players website.
The Concord Band
The 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.
As is the case with the other performing groups, Opera51 will not be performing until local authorities indicate it is safe to do so.