Member Information & Acknowledgements

Rehearsal and Dress Information

The orchestra rehearses on Tuesday nights, September 5 until May, from 7:30 p.m. until about 10:15 p.m. at 51 Walden. The week of our concerts there is an additional Thursday rehearsal.

Concert dress is long black for the women, and tuxes for the men. For our Pops Concerts, women wear black skirts or pants and white blouses, accented with a touch of red. Men wear tuxes and red bow ties.

Board of Directors 2017 -- 2018

Tim Arnold, President
Avril Waye, Treasurer
Grant Anderson, Secretary
Susan Jackson
Jenna Metznik
Mike Rosen
Cam Owen
Caren Ponty
Alexia Schulz

Ticket Manager: Margaret Romero

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Gala Benefit
Saturday September 22 at 4PM

2018 -- 2019 Concert Schedule:
October 12 and 13 at 8PM
Saturday December 1 at 2PM and 4PM
January 25 and 26 at 8PM
March 22 and 23 at 8PM
May 17, 18 at 8PM and 19 at 2PM

Rehearsals every Tuesday starting September 4, 2018. From 7:30 to 10:15.
Rehearsals on Thursdays before a performance weekend.
No rehearsal on December 25 or January 1.

Rehearsal and Concert Calendar

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Grateful Acknowledgements

Special thanks go to many orchestra and community members for their help:

Front-of-house volunteers, including: Susie Baldwin, Marylynn Boris, Carol Boris, Sally Bull, Elaine & Spencer Goldstein, Elaine Kaufman, John Marden, Siena McCauley, Janis Ossmann, Bruce Pasha, Nancy Powell-Daley, Joan Rolfe, Iman Sakkaf, Peter Sohn, Jennifer & Rebecca Sohn, Paul Steele, Kathleen Trumbull, Linda Veiera, Alan & Lois Whitney, Katy Blair, Nat Bearg, Dorrie Bean

Community members who have served on our Board of Directors: Barbara Anthony, Becky Blodgett, Marylynn Boris, Spencer Goldstein, Paulette Morgan, Dan Schrager, Rebecca Shannon, Sidney Wanzer, Nancy Powell-Daley, Jenna Metznik

The Concord Orchestra Board members for dedicated service keeping the organization strong and vital

David Bearg for being our fearless Ticket Manager and House Manager

51 Walden Board for maintaining our wonderful venue

Veronica Kenney and Deborah Peirce as the orchestra representatives to the 51 Walden Board

Charlie McCauley and Bill Ossmann, our stage managers

Marilyn Kloss, Sheryl Lafayette and Sue Stone for their work as music librarians

David Bailey for writing program notes and Dick Porter for many past years of program notes

Sue Stone for design and production of the early season poster

Bruce Kinmonth and Sue Stone for designing season brochures and large season posters

Sue Stone for previous years of creating the programs and season brochures

Carol Sohn and Susan Jackson for writing and coordinating with newspapers

Karen Shaver for writing, and winning, MCC grants each year from multiple towns.

Carol Steele for soliciting program ads

Sue Stone for creating orchestra ads, and coordinating and managing the exchange ads with other groups

Carol Sohn, Carol Steele, and Tim Arnold for managing corporate sponsors

Grant Anderson for creating the concert Program Books

Grant Anderson and Bill Ossmann for operating and maintaining the sound system and soloist amplification

Carole Wayland for her safety net, picking up and doing where we fall down or forget

Allen Bantly for all the various carpentry requirements

Susan Tucker for her help with lighting

Avril Waye as our treasurer

Sue Stone for updating the Concord Bookshop window for each concert

Betsy Anderson for keeping the piano in good repair and managing rentals

Marsha Westerberg for organizing the Young Artist Concerto Competition and Susan Jackson for handling the details of getting the winners on stage

Alan Yost for organizing and conducting the many exciting Benefit Concerts over the years

Pamela Marshall for creating and managing the blog and writing electronic newsletters

AJ Samuel for creating and maintaining our Facebook presence

Grant Anderson for creating and maintaining our repertoire lists from 1969 to current.

Tim Arnold for maintaining our website, and Pamela Marshall and Carole Wayland for previous years of web site work

Carol Sohn for designing and producing our concert posters, postcards, posters, and publicity material, as well as Pamela Marshall for previous years at the job

Nancy Powell-Daley for hoofing it around town and putting up flyers and helping with publicity

Poliana Yee, Carole Wayland, Carol Sohn, and Kristina Marsh for organizing the 2016 Pops concert, along with Karen Shaver and Susan Jackson; as well as Sue Masse, Marian Levinstein, Nancy McCarthy for past Pops

Katy Blair for being our post concert reception backbone, and Siena McCauley and Marylynn Boris for managing so many post-concert receptions

John Marden for being our post concert reception sommelier

Charlie McCauley for organizing and supervising our 1998 Summer tour of Eastern Europe

Veronica Kenney and Nancy Powell-Daley for their work on the 2015 donor reception and Jenna Metznik for her wonderful reception at the 2016 Gala. Edie Epstein and Win Wilbur for previous years' donor receptions

Sue Stone for researching a more accurate picture of the orchestra's history, especially the roster of Young Artist competition winners

Tim Arnold for BMI and ASCAP concert reporting

Patti Lake for decorating the lobby's big bulletin board for each concert, and Sue Stone for the Young Artist Concert and years past

Karen Shaver for writing such lovely donor thank you notes, and Jane Bailey for sending the donor receipts

Jane Bailey for doing our taxes every year

Jane Bailey for getting our Sunday permits and Liquor permits

Tim Arnold for hosting a summer potluck, BBQ, pool party each year

Christina Roberts for updating the website calendar

Mike Rosen for lower brass personnel manager and acoustic consultant

Carol Sohn as the string personnel manager, Charlie McCauley for harp and bass personnel manager, and Alan Yost for percussion personnel manager

Many other orchestra members have put in countless hours decorating the hall and lobby, soliciting program ads, organizing post-concert receptions, handling hall setup and strike during concert week, and other necessary tasks that regularly need to get done. We are deeply grateful for all of these contributions.