‘Love Lingers’ with the Concord Orchestra 

November 24, 2023

The Concord Orchestra presents “Love Lingers” at 8:00 p.m. on December 1 and 2 at the Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden.  

The orchestra, conducted by new Music Director Zeke Fetrow, performs a program of Jennifer Higdon’s Blue Cathedral, Jeff Beal’s The Paper Lined Shack, and Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2. Soprano Ann Moss is soloist for The Paper Lined Shack.  

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

Jeff Beal’s The Paper Lined Shack is a five-song cycle based on a memoir written by his great-grandmother, Della, about her experiences in the early 1900s on an Idaho farm.  

Blue Cathedral debuted in 2000 and has been performed more often than any other new work. It is Higdon’s meditation on life as she reflected on the death of her younger brother. Sergei Prokofiev received a 1934 commission from the Leningrad Opera and Ballet company to write a ballet based on Romeo and Juliet. It was not heard until 1940 when the Kirov Ballet performed.  

This program has applied for support from the Acton-Boxborough, Bedford, Carlisle, Concord, and Lincoln Cultural Councils — local agencies supported by the Mass Cultural Council. 

Tickets for adults and seniors are $25. Admission for those under 18 is free. For tickets and information, call 978-369-4967 or visit www.concordorchestra.com.