Next Score View the next score

    Boston-area to do list

    Andrew Eccles/Decca


    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.


    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.

    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.


    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.


    Get The Weekender in your inbox:
    The Globe's top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond.
    Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

    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.

    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.

    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.

    June Wulff can be reached at