Here are the latest Fenway neighborhood notes:

Music of Cuba

Juan de Marcos and the Afro Cuban All Stars will headline the evening at Berklee College of Music at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14 at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave.

This 13-piece team of Cuba’s hottest musicians brought together by musical director Juan de Marcos González will pay tribute to Cuban music. The multigenerational lineup features members from Cuba’s leading bands, including Orquesta Tropicana, Los Van Van, Sierra Maestra and more.

Tickets range from $28 to $48.

To purchase tickets or for more details, visit or call 617-747-2261.

Tribute concert

The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform in a Martin Luther King Jr. tribute concert at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15 at Metcalf Hall, Boston University, 775 Commonwealth Ave.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Museum of African American History and Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra will host the city’s annual tribute to Dr. King. Distinguished leaders will evoke the power and the promise of the civil rights hero and commemorate historical milestones.

Conductor Marta Zarud will lead student musicians from BYSO’s Intensive Community Program in an array of classical music, spirituals and freedom songs. The day’s festivities culminate with the traditional audience sing-a-long.

Admission is free.

Visit or call 617-725-0022 for more information.

Day of service

The Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, will host the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service from 11 a.m to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15.

The day will feature a series of community-building activities and performances with local luminaries dedicated to social justice and service. Performances will feature Jeff W. Jones in “Untold Stories,” a journey through four generations of African American cultural history in Boston; Marsha Parilla and Danza Organica performing “Melaza,” a dance that explores the relationship between the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and “African Tea,” where performer Obehi Janice shares stories of colonialism and identity.

Attendees can also craft care packages for survivors of domestic violence served by the Elizabeth Stone House.

Call 617-566-1401 or visit for more information.

Art and the community

A free community day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15 at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave.

The free admission will include entry to the many galleries as well as on-going family art-making activities, story hour, tours and talks.

Visit for more information and a schedule of activities.

Dr. King tribute

The 15th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tribute concert featuring the Boston Children’s Chorus will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15 at the New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St.

A pre-concert reception will be held at 5 p.m.

This uplifting, gospel-themed concert will honor Dr. King, the music associated with civil rights and the spirit and passion of all those who marched with Dr. King to Washington, D.C. where he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. The concert will feature the concert choir, premier choir and young men’s ensemble.

Further information is available at or by calling 617-778-2242.

Neighborhood salon

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, will host welcome the Neighborhood Salon to the Third Thursday event from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18.

The Neighborhood Salon is a group of Boston-based creative luminaries who help inform the work at the museum and carry on the legacy of Isabella's salons. The evening will feature a dance performance with Tai Jimenez, spoken word with Black Venus, fashion, music with Shea Rose, gallery talks and hands-on art making.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors; $5 for students and free for members. Students in the University Membership Program are admitted free.

Call 617-566-1401 or visit for more information.

Youth symphony

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Petit Ensemble will perform its first concert of the year at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21 at Boston University’s Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave.

Petit Ensemble is a small orchestra of up to 40 members for string players, of ages approximately 7 to 10, who have successfully finished at least Suzuki book one (violin, viola, cello, and bass.) Tickets are free but should be reserved in advance.

Visit or call 617-353-3348 for more details.

Mozart and Haydn

The Handel and Hayden Society will perform Handel’s “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28 at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave.

The acclaimed co-principal violinist of Britain’s Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will join the orchestra in a performance of Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante” and Haydn’s popular “49th Symphony” and sunny “87th Symphony.”

For more details and to purchase tickets, visit or call 617-266-3605.