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The Dorchester Art Project space, located in Fields Corner, is the filming site of the five Tiny DAP Concert videos, to be released monthly through October.

Dorchester Art Project’s spin on Tiny Desk amplifies big voices

DAP launched its series of mini concerts this week with DJ WhySham.

COMFORT ZONE
Keila Wakao, of Chestnut Hill, took top honors at the prestigious Menuhin Competition. She was photographed with her instrument this month outside New England Conservatory.

Meet the 15-year-old who just won ‘the Olympics of the Violin’

Keila Wakao, of Chestnut Hill, took top honors at the prestigious Menuhin Competition.

Andris Nelsons leading the Boston Symphony Orchestra, with Christine Goerke, left and Gun-Brit Barkmin in "Elektra," in 2015.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is back just the way you left it — for better and worse

While the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra appear to be gunning for status as the East Coast’s answer to the forward-looking Los Angeles Philharmonic, the BSO seems content to throw its arms around the past and pay a few requisite courtesies to the future.

JJ Gonson at ONCE Somerville in 2015. Gonson is in search of a new home for her music venue, but meanwhile is partnering with Boynton Yards for a series of outdoor shows this summer.

ONCE Somerville lives on this summer as an outdoor venue

The search goes on for a permanent home while ONCE owner JJ Gonson plans more than 20 live shows at Boynton Yards.

JUNETEENTH
At the MFA, the first in-person event since March 2020 brings live music, a free outdoor movie screening, plus talks by artist-in-resident Rob Stull (who designed the Basquiat-themed banners currently displayed over the Huntington Avenue entrance).

6 artful ways to celebrate Juneteenth

At the MFA, the first in-person event since March 2020 brings live music and a free outdoor movie.

COMFORT ZONE
18-year-old Brandon Greenstein of Lynnfield, who creates music under the name The BreakBomb Project, is working on his second album.

An EDM whiz kid from Lynnfield cracks a million streams on Spotify

Brandon Greenstein has been creating music under the moniker The BreakBomb Project since he was 15.

Keith Lockhart conducts the Boston Pops at 2019's Fourth of July concert at the Hatch Shell. This year's concert will be performed live at Tanglewood, followed by fireworks from Boston Common.

The Boston Pops to stage Fourth of July concert at Tanglewood

The Pops will perform for an audience in the Berkshires followed by fireworks from Boston Common. The events will be televised live.

MUSIC
Some of the orchestra's players posed for a photo this week in Waltham. From left: Aron Zelkowicz, Julianne Russell, Amy Sims, Ann Bobo, Dani Rimoni, Nancy Dimock, Brian Diehl, Beth Welty, and Mike Gorajec.

Springfield Symphony musicians to raise their instruments in protest

The unionized players, whose contract expired during the pandemic, are concerned that the administration hasn't announced any concerts.