Concord Orchestra Season Gala
Sunday September 18, 4:00 PM
We’ve got a great event planned for everyone who is a lover of classical music, live and local in Concord, MA. All of you who come to Concord Orchestra events know that we play exciting orchestra concerts from October to May. You know that you can meet the musicians after the concert in our friendly receptions – extra-friendly because they’re crowded into the front hall!
This year, for our season prelude, we invite you to a Gala reception with chamber music at the orchestra’s home at 51 Walden, Concord, MA. Listen up close to our musicians playing intimate chamber music. Several orchestra members are featured as soloists. Then, after the music, meet orchestra members and fellow music lovers over refreshments.
- Robin Farnsley, well-known around Concord as the beloved diva of Opera51, sings Musetta's Waltz from La Boheme.
- Concertmaster Siri Smedvig plays Biber’s Passacaglia.
- Long-time principal clarinetist Grant Anderson is the soloist in selections from Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet.
- Jeff Stewart, principal horn starting his second season, plays selections of Mozart’s Horn Quintet.
Plus chamber music including
- Mendelssohn Octet
- Barber Adadio for Strings
- Bach Double Violin Concerto
At the Gala, meet orchestra members and fellow concert goers. Bring your friends and introduce them to our musical community. After they check out our musical offerings, they’ll be signing up for a subscription too, don’t you think?
If you’ve already subscribed, you can pick up your season tickets at the Gala. Our manager David Bearg will be there with tickets and you can change seating or make exchanges, too.
The Gala reception is $25 at the door, open seating. However, it is free to anyone who supports the orchestra in any way — including Donors and their guests, Subscribers and their guests, Volunteers, Orchestra Members, family and friends. Invite your friends and introduce them to the Orchestra. Potential subscribers and donors may attend free too. Turn the Gala into a community party!
Open Rehearsal Tuesday September 6 at 7:30 PM.
51 Walden Street, Concord, MA 01742.
All instruments welcome to come read the Rachmaninoff and Berlioz! Looking for season players: Trumpets, Percussion, and strings.
2016 -- 2017 Season
Music of the Spheres
A Sphere of Melody
Berlioz, Mozart and Rachmaninoff, all masters of melody, will have you
humming to yourself long after this concert is over.
Friday & Saturday October 14 & 15, 2016 at 8 PM
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C
Alex Kinmonth, oboe
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E minor
Coming of Age Family Holiday Concert
Follow along as Copland and Prokofiev describe two very different journeys
Sunday December 4, 2016 at 2 PM and 4 PM
Concord Middle School Strings, Anna Anderson, Director
Copland: Suite from The Red Pony
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Joyce Kulhawik, narrator
Vaughan Williams: Sarabande from Concerto Grosso
Satie/Debussy: Gymnopédie No. 1
Audience sing-along with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, White Christmas
SPHERES OF REVOLUTION
Beethoven’s remarkable symphony started as a tribute to Napoleon and the
ideals of the French Revolution, but became much more. It stands nearly
alone in defining music’s own revolution from the classical to the romantic period.
Friday & Saturday January 27 & 28, 2017 at 8 PM
Lutoslawski: Symphonic Variations
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”
Concerto, played by the Ehlers Young Artist Competition winner
Pre-concert recitals at 7:15 pm by other competition honorees
Eric Sawyer’s new work focuses on Thoreau’s famous essay, while Hoffer’s
concerto has echoes of Walden Pond. And in keeping with transcendentalism’s
connection to nature, Liszt’s piece is based on the four elements.
Friday & Saturday March 31 & April 1, 2017 at 8 PM
Robert Schumann: Manfred Overture
Hoffer: Piano Concerto
Randall Hodgkinson, piano
Sawyer: Civil Disobedience (world premiere)
David Gullette, narrator
Liszt: Les Preludes
POPS 2017: OL’ MAN RIVER
Jeffrey Korn, vocalist. Be it the wild waters of the Moldau,
majestic stretches of the Mississippi, or the open ocean, these currents will
sweep you away. But beware of those great whites!
Friday & Saturday May 19 & 20, 2017 at 8 PM
Sunday May 21, 2017 at 2 PM
Franz Strauss: Nocturno for Horn and Strings, Jeff Stewart, horn soloist
John Williams: Jaws
Duke Ellington: The River Suite
Hoffer: Jerome Kern Medley
Smetana: The Moldau
Grofé: Mississippi Suite
Rogers & Hammerstein: Selections from The King and I
SAME PRIORITY SEATS ALL SEASON
Priority Seating – best seats available!
Your seats are reserved for each concert you select.
SPECIAL SAVINGS & INCENTIVES
Save 25% off single ticket prices if subscription purchased before September 1, 2016.
Receive one complimentary ticket voucher, good for any concert, to share with friends.
Receive a 10% discount on additional tickets throughout the season.
FLEXIBLE EXCHANGE POLICY
Exchange your tickets for another performance when your plans change, OR donate your tickets for re-sale and receive a receipt for tax purposes.
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