Photo by Jennifer Lord Paluzzi

Spring Pops concert will help raise the roof at 51 Walden

March 31, 2023

A gala Spring Pops concert on April 14 will help repair the roof at 51 Walden, the performing arts center that The Concord Band, The Concord Orchestra, The Concord Players, and Opera 51 call home.

The building is owned by the Town of Concord but is managed and maintained by the volunteer Board of 51 Walden, Inc. Leaks developed in the roof of the structure back in the fall and while temporary patches got the building through the winter, repairs need to be made this spring.

The building was erected in 1887 as the Town Armory, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is busy with rehearsals and performances nearly every night of the week, bringing joy to actors, musicians, as well as audiences.

The Spring Pops concert, sponsored by Newbury Court, Middlesex Savings Bank, and The Ridick Revis Group, will feature The Concord Band and jazz vocalist Amanda Carr. 

Table seating and refreshments will be available for purchase. There will also be a mini auction of an array of unique items and adventures with Cory Atkins wielding the gavel. Tickets are $30 a person, $25 for groups of four or more. The downbeat is at 8 p.m.—don’t miss it!