About the Concord Orchestra

The Concord Orchestra is composed of 70 musicians living in Concord, Massachusetts and the greater Boston metropolitan area. Richard Pittman, the versatile founder and music director of Boston Musica Viva, has been the music director and conductor of the Concord Orchestra since 1969.

The orchestra was founded in 1953, making 2017-2018 our 65th season.

Our season consists of three regular concerts performed in the fall, winter, and spring, a family concert in December, and Pops concerts in May. Concerts are held at The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden in Concord. Subscriptions and individual tickets may be ordered by calling (978) 369-4967, or purchased on-line with a credit card using:


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.

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History of the Concord Orchestra

  • The history of the orchestra
  • What we've played in past concert seasons
  • Stories of our 1998 European tour
Music in Concord: Program Notes of the Concord Orchestra 1975-2014

Our December 2016 Family Concert is supported in part by a grant from the Concord, Carlisle, Sudbury, and Acton Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
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