An historic venue located at 51 Walden Street in Concord, Massachusetts
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Having managed to present a very full season despite the pandemic, the resident groups are hoping for a less challenging year and have planned concerts and plays for 2022-2023. Take a look at our scheduled events for this summer and visit the websites of the The Concord Band, The Concord Orchestra, The Concord Players, and Opera51 for more detail.
The Town of Concord has rescinded the mask mandate but at this time the performing arts groups all require proof of vaccination of themselves as well as audiences. Individual groups may ask that audiences wear masks.
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.
Stay tuned for the fall season!
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 paintings of Siri Smedvig, inspired by two pieces being played by the Concord Orchestra May 21and 22: The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Kahn by Griffey and Copeland’s Billy the Kid Suite.