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Arts Around Town

MUSIC

CONCORD BAND 51 Walden Street | concordband.org

Join the Concord Band for Spring Pops, presented by Music Director James O’Dell. April 8 – 9

CONCORD CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC 1317 Main Street | concordconservatory.org

PAUL RISHELL AND ANNIE RAINES CONCERT AND MASTERCLASS For 25 years, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines have been hailed as one of the world’s best blues duos! In addition to their concert, they will discuss the unique elements of acoustic and electric blues styles and highlight the deep connection between the two. April 2

MILE TWELVE Mile Twelve returns to CCM! This energetic and talented bluegrass band present their spin on traditional bluegrass music while showcasing their own original music. April 29

Mile Twelve
Photo courtesy of Concord Conservatory of Music

JENNA MOYNIHAN AND FRIENDS CONCERT AND MASTERCLASS Delve into the world of Celtic music styles. Jenna Moynihan covers essential forms, ornamentation, and phrasing. Students will walk away with exciting techniques to practice and beautiful tunes to play. Plan to attend a great concert with Jenna and her friends! May 7

Jenna Moynihan
Photo courtesy of Concord Conservatory of Music

WHERE JAZZ MEETS CLASSICAL Jazz and classical music might seem to live on opposite sides of the musical world. Surprisingly, at times, these genres intersect and share with one another. Borrowing from genres, an acceptable practice by many, can create innovative new music that delivers. Enjoy an evening of jazz inspired by classical music. May 20

CONCORD ORCHESTRA 51 Walden Street | concordorchestra.com

POETRY WITHOUT WORDS Join Filippo Ciabatti, Music Director Finalist, and Katherine Liu, Young Artist Winner, for a captivating program featuring works by Walker, Rachmaninoff, and Dvorak. March 26 – 27

AMERICAN VOICES Jeffrey Rink, Music Director Finalist, will conduct a riveting program including “Adirondack Interlude,” “Violin Concerto in D Major (featuring Ayaan Ahmad, Young Artist Winner),” “The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan,” and “Billy the Kid Suite.” May 21 - 22

CONCORD WOMEN’S CHORUS 81 Elm Street | concordwomenschorus.org

Mark your calendar for the Concord Women’s Chorus spring concert on May 7. While the specifics of the show weren’t available at press time, it’s sure to be a wonderful way to welcome spring. Check their website for more information.

OPERA 51 51 Walden Street | opera51.org

TURANDOT Puccini’s dramatic masterpiece, Turandot, premiers this June! This is Puccini’s last opera and is widely regarded as one of his finest efforts. In addition to the wildly popular “Nessun dorma,” there are other arias of transporting beauty as well as richly textured orchestral and choral passages. June 10 - 12

VISUAL ARTS

THREE STONES GALLERY 32 Main Street | threestonesgallery.com

STRAIGHT AHEAD Featuring works by three exciting Massachusetts-based artists, Jon Bolles, Mike Mei, and Leslie Zelamsky. Jon Bolles’ paintings explore color and light found in fleeting glances and ordinary places; Mike Mei’s work incorporates Chinese calligraphy, flying cranes, and solo travelers in vast, yet intimate landscapes; Leslie Zelamsky’s “Dwelling” series uses common building materials to explore pattern and repetition. February 23 – April 3

THE UMBRELLA ARTS CENTER 40 Stow Street | theumbrellaarts.org

“HOME:” 2022 ARTRAGEOUS EXHIBITION Don’t miss this exhibition of visual art by local and regional artists. Pieces will be available by auction to benefit the nonprofit Umbrella Arts Center. March 22 - April 2

MUSKETAQUID EARTH MONTH EXHIBITION & CELEBRATION A Concord tradition returns with an Earth Month art exhibition at The Umbrella in April leading up to the 32nd annual Earth Day celebration. April 4 - 23

OPEN STUDIOS Join more than 50 artists and makers as they welcome the public back to The Umbrella Arts Center Studios. Whether your passion is for paintings, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, or something else entirely, this is your chance to find that unique piece that inspires you and meet the artist that made it. April 29 - 30

THE COLORED MUSEUM: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE Celebrate the work of emerging and well-established Black artists from throughout the Northeast in this mixed media exhibition curated by Cedric “Vise1” Douglas and presented in the Main Gallery. The Umbrella Black Box Gallery features student artwork on “Race and Racial Justice” curated by Nayda Cuevas. May 15 - June 30

Nicholas Johnson, On The Hill
Courtesy of The Umbrella Arts Center

THEATRE

CONCORD PLAYERS 51 Walden Street | concordplayers.org

TITANIC – THE MUSICAL pril 1912 - RMS Titanic sets sail on its maiden voyage across the North Atlantic. This “unsinkable” ship of dreams, carrying more than 2,200 souls, is on a collision course with destiny. From the boiler room workers to the ship’s captain… from the poorest of passengers in steerage to the wealthiest in first class, TITANIC examines the hopes and dreams of those aboard the doomed luxury liner in the nights leading up to its fatal encounter with an iceberg. April 29 – May 14

THE UMBRELLA ARTS CENTER 40 Stow Street | theumbrellaarts.org

HEAD OVER HEELS Perfect for spring, a laugh-out-loud love story set to the music of the iconic 1980’s rock band The Go-Go’s. April 15 - May 8

THE COLORED MUSEUM George C. Wolfe’s satirical play has electrified, discomforted, and delighted audiences of all colors, redefining our ideas of what it means to be Black in contemporary America and undermining Black stereotypes old and new. May 20 - June 5