Friday, November 17, 2023

Commonwealth Ballet Company performs The Nutcracker

Commonwealth Ballet Company

The Concord Band will present its Holiday Pops! concert at 7:00 pm, Saturday December 9, 2023 at the 51 Walden Performing Arts Center in Concord.

The program features dancers from the Commonwealth Ballet Company of Acton, performing James Curnow’s arrangement The Nutcracker Suite, based on the all-time holiday classic by composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

The Band has moved the starting time to 7:00 pm and invites families to enjoy the concert together.

The program, appealing to all ages, also includes a suite of Celtic Folk Songs, a Hanukah medley, two more delightful Curnow arrangements of traditional music themes, a holiday sing along, and Cambridge composer Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride, a perennial audience favorite. There may also be a special visitor!

The concert will have open seating with complimentary refreshments at intermission as well as before and after the concert. Tickets are available from Ticket Stage at at $25 for adults and $10 for children.

Additional information about the Concord Band is at and about the Commonwealth Ballet Company at

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

Concord Tree Lighting & Parade

Due to forecasts for rain showers Concord's Tree lighting festivities have been canceled.

All are welcome at the Town of Concord's Annual Tree Lighting on Sunday, December 3, 2023, between the hours of 3:00 and 6:00pm.  This year's event will be host to a variety of outdoor entertainment, a parade and festive store fronts. Santa will make his way down Main Street aboard one of Concord's Fire Trucks to light the Town Tree. 

CB Saxophone Quartet performs at Tree Lighting festival.
(l. to r.) David Southard, John Rabinowitz, Judy Piermarini, Seychelle Dunn-Corbin

The Concord Band will entertain with small ensembles performing in the lobby of the 51 Walden Performing Arts Center. Before the parade, stop by 51 Walden for some music, cookies and cocoa!

Clarinet sextet
4:00 pm
Saxophone quartet
4:30 pm

Monday, November 6, 2023

Holiday Pops!

2023 Holiday Pops! poster

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 9, at 7:00 pm for the Concord Band Holiday Pops! This program presents the Commonwealth Ballet Company interpretation of James Curnow's arrangement of The Nutcracker Suite by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The festivities include refreshments, traditional holiday music, new favorites, a sing-along, and a visit from a Very Special Guest!

Please note the new family-friendly starting time. Tickets may be purchased at