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

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2022-23 Season

Save the Date! (April 14th)

If you attended a concert or play last fall you might have noticed buckets in the hallway to catch drips from overhead. Yikes, we’ve sprung a leak! We made a temporary patch but are now asking members of the community to help raise the funds to repair our roof by attending a gala Spring Pops concert on April 14, 2023. This festive event, which is being sponsored by Newbury Court, Middlesex Savings  Bank, and The Ridick Revis Group, will feature The Concord Band and jazz vocalist Amanda Carr. There will be table seating and refreshments available for purchase. There will also be a mini auction of an array of unique items and adventures with Cory Atkins wielding the gavel. Tickets are $30 a person, $25 for groups of four or more. This is a chance to enjoy sparkling music and help save a community treasure at the same time. The downbeat is at 8 p.m.—don’t miss it! Buy tix.

Amanda Carr

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

Up Next

March 25 and 26, 2023
Sat.  8 p.m.  Pre-concert recital by Henry Lee, young artist runner-up at 7:15 p.m.
Sun. 3 p.m.  Pre-concert conductor talk by Channing Yu, 2:15 p.m.

The Power of Nostalgia, presented by The Concord Orchestra with guest conductor Channing Yu. The program includes Bamboula:Rhapsodic Dance by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Bruch’s Symphony No. 3, and Elgar’s Cello Concerto, performed by Young Artist Competition winner Lazar Kaminsky, 16 years of age. For tickets call 978 369-4967 or buy online.

Lazar Kaminsky

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. Visit the Band’s blog for more information.

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.

51 Walden Art Gallery

An exhibit of the works of Louise Arnold, a landscape painter with a background in landscape architecture. She works both en plein air and from her photographs, painting New England barns, mountains, streams, and abandoned farm machinery and cars.