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The sound of music

Two conductors make their Boston Symphony Orchestra debuts at “Opening Night at Tanglewood.” William Eddins wields the baton for the first half of the concert; Rob Fisher handles the second half. Both halves star soprano Renée Fleming (above) who joins the BSO in its first concert of the Tanglewood season. The All-American program includes a medley of musical theater gems from “South Pacific,” “The King and I,” “Porgy and Bess,” and “The Sound of Music.” July 5 at 8:30 p.m. $10-$121 (discounts available). Tanglewood, 297 West St., Lenox. 888-266-1200. www.tanglewood.org

SATURDAY

Big isn’t always better There are several interesting tidbits about The Museum . One is that it focuses on art made in New England. Now up is “Free Box,” mixed-media pieces by Rachel Grobstein. 24/7 through Aug. 14. Free. 72½ Union Square, Somerville. www.tinymuseum.org

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Mystix music Newburyport is a lovely destination all year, but in the warm weather the Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series is one of the main attractions. Opening the series is the Mystix and Friends who bring music of rural America to Newburyport.
7 p.m. (through Aug. 24; inside if raining). $25, $20 lawn seating, free 12 and under (Sunday 2 p.m. shows are $12). Maudslay Arts Center, 95 Curzon Mill Road, Newburyport. 978-499-0050. www.maudslayartscenter.org

Over and over and over One subject observed many times is the theme for “Series.” Len Richardson uses cement, handmade paper, plexiglass, and wood to create “Leniture,” the artist’s combo of sculpture and furniture. Loren Doucette paints the marsh at Good Harbor Beach; Timothy Harney’s “View From Andrew’s Room” is more than 100 paintings and paper works. Thu-Sun noon-5 p.m. through
July 20. Free. Flatrocks Gallery, 77 Langsford St., Gloucester. 978-879-4683. www.flatrocksgallery.com

SUNDAY

Worldly music Look closely at the harpsichord at “Going Gallant: Music From Paris, Mannheim, Vienna, and London.” It’s a replica of a French double-manual harpsichord built by Henri Hemsch, and it will play chamber music and solo music by Mozart, Haydn, J.C. Bach, Boccherini, and others. July 6 at 3 p.m. $12 (advance tickets recommended). Gore Place, 52 Gore St., Waltham. 800-838-3006. www.brownpapertickets.com

Convergence They came from Missouri, Maryland, Oregon, New England, and New York to study at Berklee College of Music and play together as High Rock Mountain. Bluegrass is on tap at Longfellow House. July 6 at 3 p.m. Free. Longfellow House, 105 Brattle St., Cambridge. 617-266-1400. www.berklee.edu/events/high-rock-mountain

A marriage of tastes Husband-and-wife musicians Richard and Mika Yoshida Stoltzman bring their respective clarinet and marimba to Rockport for a program of Ravel, Bach, Corea, Douglas, and others. July 6 at 5 p.m. $45-$78. Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St., Rockport. 978-546-7391. www.rockportmusic.org

June Wulff can be reached at june.wulff@globe.com.
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