Join us for our 2021 – 2022 Season
We are planning a full and exciting season! Please save the dates
What’s new for this season?
- Five music director candidates as guest conductors
- Five classical music programs
- Family and Pops concerts are taking a "sabbatical" year
- More varied concert dates/times: Sunday matinees available for October, March, May
- Performance venue: 51 Walden is open to the public, various groups are rehearsing, and a full building ventilation system is being installed this summer.
Subscriptions and Tickets
We plan to sell subscriptions and individual tickets. Look for more information here in August 2021.
Music Director Search
The Concord Orchestra Music Director Search is underway. We started working on this during the pandemic year. This is the first music director search in over 50 years! This is both an exciting and challenging undertaking for the orchestra, requiring us to think hard about who we are as an organization and what we want for the future. Click here for details about the search process.
We have selected seven finalists and have invited them to be guest conductors for both the 2021 – 2022 season and Fall 2022.
- 2021 - 2022 Season: Geneviève Leclair, Zeke Fetrow, Robert Lehmann, Filippo Ciabatti, and Jeffrey Rink
- Fall 2022: Lawrence Isaacson and Alyssa Wang
We will update the website in July - August with more information about the individual candidates and their concert programs.
Please join us on this journey! Come to our concerts this season and next to experience these wonderful conductors. We are very excited to work with and present each of our finalists. There will be opportunities for you to meet them and we welcome your reactions as we move through this process.
Celebrating Richard Pittman
The Concord Orchestra would like to recognize our music director Dick Pittman, for his dedication and commitment to the orchestra during the past 51 years. In March 2020, Dick suffered from a stroke, and he will not be able to return to conduct the Concord Orchestra.
Dick’s artistic leadership has provided tremendous growth for the orchestra and his high standards have continuously raised the level of our performances. Since 1969, Dick programmed and conducted nearly 250 different programs involving over 700 compositions and 19 world premieres. He encouraged us all to open our ears and explore unfamiliar and new music.
Dick’s energy, enthusiasm and attention to detail gave him the ability to bring out the best in the Concord Orchestra. He has motivated and inspired many of us over the years to become better musicians and performers. As we create a new chapter for the Concord Orchestra, we bring along Dick’s high standards, passion for music, and enthusiasm for adventurous programming.
We have put together a webpage celebrating our Music Director Richard Pittman with photos, stories, and music. We send him our heartfelt wishes for a steady recovery. We miss him greatly.
Please enjoy our offering: Celebrating Richard Pittman
The Concord Orchestra is supported in part by grants from the Acton-Boxborough, Bedford, Carlisle, and Concord local cultural councils, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
To see our full sponsor list please click HERE
Note: If you are looking for the Concord Chamber Orchestra in Milwaukee, WI please click HERE
Donate now to support the orchestra
We are most grateful for individual and corporate contributions, which enable us to perform a wide variety of concerts enjoyed by concert-goers of all ages, support our young artists competition and commission new works.
E-Coustic Fund: support the installation, calibration, and tune up of our brand new E-Coustic Systems music enhancement system. The new system was installed summer 2019, and is being calibrated and tuned up during performances this season.
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