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The Vernacular Express

Presented by Concord Orchestra at 51 Walden, Concord MA

Jan 28 - 29 2023
The Vernacular Express

The orchestra, directed by Eric Culver, performs Bernard Hoffer’s Fanfare for Dick, George Gershwin’s An American in Paris, Bernard Hoffer’s Kurt Weill Songbook, and Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 2.

A pre-concert talk by the conductor is scheduled for Saturday at 7:15 p.m.

The program “The Vernacular Express” celebrates American folk music, jazz, and musical theater.  Charles Ives was influenced by composers such as Dvorak, Bartok and Tchaikovsky whose compositions are inspired by folk music of their native countries.  His Symphony No. 2 contains quotes from American hymns, spirituals, fiddle tunes, marching band tunes, and patriotic songs.  George Gershwin’s  jazz-influenced An

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Tickets for adults and seniors are $25.  Admission for youth under 18 is free.  Seating is general admission.  Tickets are available online and at the door.

Contact: (978) 369-4967


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Additional time info:

A pre-concert talk by the conductor is scheduled for Saturday at 7:15 p.m.


51 Walden

51 Walden Street, Concord, MA 01742


    • Wheelchair Access

COVID-19 Phased Reopening Details


Masks are required in the concert hall. Full immunization against COVID is strongly recommended, but proof of vaccination will not be required for attendance.

Face Masks Required: Yes
Social Distancing: No
Limited Capacity: No
Reservations Required: No
Proof of Vaccination Required: Yes

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