Our History

It all started in 1930 when Mrs. Ruth Sanborn and two fellow music teachers worried that the people of Concord, and children especially, knocked off their pins by the Great Depression, would never have the chance to hear great live music. Meanwhile, in New York, Columbia Artists Management Inc. (CAMI) worried that the professional artists it represented would never have the chance to earn a living as performers. In one of the rare instances where distant planets align, CAMI and the Ruth Sanborns of many small communities banded together and created a National Community Concert Association. The artists would tour to small communities and be able to learn a living, and the small communities would receive the classical concert opportunities they craved.

Mrs. Sanborn's first season offered membership/subscriptions for $3.00 with accompanying children admitted free.

2022 - 2023 Shows

Saturday, October 2, 2022 OR Saturday, November 26
Concert TBD
(Original concert on October 2 cancelled recently by Duo Baldo).

Saturday, October 29, 2022, 7:30pm – FANDANGO!
Enjoy four virtuosi who hail from Spain, the USA, former Yugoslavia, and the UK who play flute, guitar, violin, and cello; and combine to play a mixture of classic and Sephardic, Spanish and Balkan folk inspired music.
fandangoensemble.com
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Sunday, February 5, 2023, 2:00pm – MADS TOLLING AND THE MADS MEN
Welcome Emmy-award winning violinist Mads Tolling and two of his Mads Men from the West Coast to Concord as they entertain with classic songs of the sixties from television, films and radio. madstolling.com
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Saturday, March 18, 2023, 7:30pm – THE DIAMONDS
Listen to this dynamite four-man vocal group perform songs from 15 of Broadway’s most popular jukebox musicals from the 1981 hit production of “Sophisticated Ladies” right up to “Beautiful” (the Carole King musical). producersinc.com/attractions-1/lets-rock-broadway
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Saturday, April 15, 2023, 7:30pm – JAY DALY’S BARBEQUE BRASS
Trumpet virtuoso Jay Daly returns to CCCA with a brass ensemble and a vocalist, playing favorites from the Great American Song Book. Get ready for a peppy performance. JayDalyTrumpet.com
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