The Concord Orchestra

Spring Has Sprung!

Saturday May 22, 2021

Two 30-minute String Orchestra performances, 7:45pm & 9:00pm

Eric Culver, Guest Conductor

Dear Friends,

This spring, as we watch the plants grow, the birds build their nests, and the outside world greening around us, we have also witnessed the robust vaccination efforts here in Massachusetts. The Concord Orchestra has awakened from its winter slumber to start making music again! The strings have been rehearsing weekly at 51 Walden since April 27th and while we are not able to offer our traditional Concord Pops concerts this season, we are delighted to present a short musical offering, live at 51 Walden, on Saturday evening, May 22nd!! Social distancing and masks for all.

Warm regards,

Edith Epstein, President, Concord Orchestra Board


Percy Aldridge Grainger Irish Tune from County Derry
Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer Concerto Armonico #1 G Major
Josef Suk Serenade, Op. 6 – Movement 1: Andante con moto
Percy Aldridge Grainger Mock Morris
Reservations Required: 30 seats per concert. Please reserve seats using the following links:

Doors to 51 Walden and Hall open 15 minutes prior to each concert.

Note: If you are able to sign up, then you have a seat!

You will receive a confirmation that includes Covid-19 protocols for everyone - musicians, volunteers, and patrons.

Free concert: donations gratefully accepted online or at the door (cash only).

Questions: Contact or call 978-369-4967.


Vaccination profile of Concord Orchestra strings, ushers, and other volunteers as of May 22, 2021:

  • 100% - at least one vaccination
  • 80% - fully vaccinated




2020-2021 Concert Season


Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, all concerts and programs are subject to change and cancellation.
Tickets will go on sale two weeks prior to each concert.



October 16 and 17, 2020  8pm

Eric Culver, Guest Conductor

Chamber Ensembles

 Bernard Hoffer Fanfare for Dick
 Herbert Haufrecht Symphony for Brass and Timpani
 Joachim Raff Sinfonietta for Winds, Op. 188
 Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis


December 4 and 5, 2020  8pm

Channing Yu, Guest Conductor
Aron Zelkowicz, Cello

String Orchestra

Alessandro Scarlatti Concerto Grosso No. 1 in F minor
Luigi Boccherini Concerto in G major, G480
Ernest Bloch From Jewish Life: Prayer
Josef Suk Serenade for Strings in E-flat major


Full Orchestra

Julia Perry A Short Piece for Orchestra
Max Bruch Symphony No 3
Robert Schumann Concerto in A minor, Op. 129



January 29 and 30, 2021  8pm

Geneviève Leclair, Guest Conductor
Alex Kinmonth, Oboe

Chamber Orchestra

Georg Philipp Telemann Don Quixote Suite
Ludwig August Lebrun Concerto No. 1 in D minor
Jacques Ibert Divertissement
Igor Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks, Concerto in E-flat


Full Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Don Giovanni Overture
Ludwig August Lebrun Concerto No. 1 in D minor
Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 8



March 19 and 20, 2021   8pm

Robert Lehmann, Guest Conductor
Young Artist Concerto Competition Winner

Full Orchestra


Engelbert Humperdinck Prelude to Hansel and Gretel
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 3
Young Artist Piece TBD


Chamber Orchestra

Antonio Vivaldi Concerto No. 11 in D minor, Op. 3
Richard Strauss Serenade Eb major, Op. 7
Jean Sibelius Valse Triste
Richard Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Giovanni Gabrieli Canzon duodecimi toni
Igor Stravinsky Eight instrumental miniatures



Pops: May 21 & 22, 2021 8pm and May 23, 2021 2pm

Eric Culver, Guest Conductor
Jeffrey Korn, Vocalist
Siri Smedvig, Violin

Full Orchestra

Josef Suk Scherzo Fantastique
Pablo Sarasate Zigeunerweisen
George Gershwin An American in Paris
Bernard Hoffer/Kurt Weill Kurt Weill Songbook
John Williams Superman March
John Philip Sousa Stars and Stripes Forever