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Art & Music in Concord MA

Concord is rich in graphic and performing arts talent, venues and galleries. Seek out these entertainments.

Concord Players

The Mikado, by the Concord Players
Gilbert & Sullivan's
The Mikado, staged by the Concord Players.

The Concord Players trace their roots back to Louisa May Alcott and her sisters putting on childhood dramas as portrayed in Little Women. The play based on her novel is performed every decade, with Concord citizens playing the parts. 

In other years, the troupe offers comedies, tragedies, Broadway shows and operettas.

Concord Band

Concord Band concert at Fruitlands

Concord Band summer concert at Fruitlands Museum.

The Concord Band offers more than a dozen concerts annually at its home at 51 Walden Street, and in the open air at historic Fruitlands Museum in nearby Harvard MA.

The 65 members are accomplished amateur and semi-professional musicians who enjoy playing show tunes, film scores, popular songs, classical pieces, and occasional marches.

Concord Orchestra

Great music, close-up!

Founded in 1953, Concord's orchestra of seventy professional, semi-professional and accomplished amateur musicians offers five concerts annually of works from the Western classical canon. More...

Concord Chamber Music Society

Founder Wendy Putnam is on the right.

Boston Symphony Orchestra violinist Wendy Putnam founded the Concord Chamber Music Society in 2000. Since that time, it has brought numerous world-class musicians and ensembles to Concord for performances at Concord Academy Performing Arts Center.

Concord Chorus

Concord Chorus

Founded in 1945, the Concord Chorus performs choral-orchestral works by composers dating from the 1500s to the present. Its 100+ members from Concord and surrounding communities, joined by their orchestra and professional soloists, stage Spring and Winter Holiday concerts in Concord.

Concord Women's Chorus

CWC on tour in Scotland

Since 1960, Concord Women's Chorus has been performing "music for women's voices" ranging from works in the traditional choral repertoire to modern pieces and new works often commissioned by the chorus itself. Directed by Jane Ring Frank since 2004, the chorus gives special consideration to compositions by women. The Spring and Winter Holiday concerts are joyous occasions of fine music and close fellowship among the members.

Concord Conservatory of Music

Concord's non-profit school for musical education, the Conservatory, based at West Concord Union Church, offers music lessons, concerts and lectures throughout the year.

Concord Art Association

Concord Art Association
Concord Art Association

Founded in 1917 by painter Elizabeth Wentworth Roberts, the Art Association is a membership organization for artists, would-be artists and art lovers based in a historic house at 37 Lexington Road. Besides its classes and programs for members, it offers numerousvisual-arts shows and exhibitions open to the public.

The Umbrella Arts Center

Umbrella Arts Center
The Umbrella Arts Center

Earlier known as the Emerson Umbrella, the name comes from its location in the former Emerson School at 40 Stow Street, and that it "shelters" a variety of visual and performing artists's studios as well as an art gallery, workshop spaces, and a performance theater. Check the website for current and coming exhibits, classes and performances.

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