Here are the latest Fenway neighborhood notes:

Avenue of the Arts tour

Boston by Foot is offering a guided walking tour “Avenue of the Arts” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. Participants will meet at the north entrance to Horticultural Hall, 300 Massachusetts Ave.

A dense concentration of Boston’s most venerable cultural institutions can be found along Huntington Avenue. From McKim, Mead & White’s Symphony Hall to Guy Lowell’s Museum of Fine Arts, this tour will showcase the establishments dedicated to the fine arts, music, theater, education, religion and sports.

Tickets are $15 general admission and $5 for members.

To purchase tickets, call 617-367-2345 or visit

Chamber orchestra Boston debut

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, will present the Sphinx Virtuosi in concert at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7.

One of the country’s finest chamber orchestras, it features 18 of the nation’s top Black and Latino classical soloists. This ensemble will make its long-awaited Boston debut with a program of music from around the world, with works by Yasushi Akutagawa, Miguel del Águila, Terence Blanchard, Gaspar Cassadó, Dmitri Shostakovich, Kareem Roustom and Leonard Bernstein.

Tickets are $36 adults, $33 seniors, $24 members and $15 students and children, ages 7 to 17, and include admission to the museum’s galleries and the special exhibition gallery.

Visit or call 617-566-1401 for more information and to purchase tickets.

Bike tour of the parks

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy will host a bicycle tour of the parks from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, meeting at the Shattuck Emerald Necklace Visitor Center, 125 The Fenway.

Cyclists can enjoy the scenery of Emerald Necklace parks from the Fens to the Arnold Arboretum on a bike tour led by a conservancy docent. Riders must be age 14 or older.

Pre-registration is required. A donation of $10 is requested.

Call 617-522-2700 or visit for further details and to register.

Opening Our Doors fete

The 22 institutions of the Fenway Alliance will celebrate the 11th annual Opening Our Doors on Monday, Oct. 8, the city’s largest free festival of culture and art.

The day will kick off at 10 a.m. at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, 200 Massachusetts Ave. In case of rain, the kickoff will be held in the Sunday school building on the Christian Science Plaza.

Participating alliance members will include Berklee College of Music, the Boston Conservatory, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Mary Baker Eddy Library, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Massachusetts Historical Society, Museum of Fine Arts, New England Conservatory, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Wheelock College and the Wheelock Family Theatre and the YMCA of Greater Boston.

Community groups and organizations will take part as well, including Zumix, Trillfit, Z-Spot, Bristol Studios, Boston Children’s Chorus, Hyde Square Task Force, Sociedad Latina, Zili Misik and more.

Other members of the alliance include Northeastern University, the Boston Architectural College, Simmons College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Emmanuel College, the Harvard School of Public Health, the Winsor School, the YWCA of Greater Boston, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Music, storytelling, puppet shows, walking tours, children’s art activities, poetry readings and talks will be among the activities and performances throughout the day. A full list of activities and performances will be posted online at

Gala fundraiser

The Terezín Music Foundation will host its annual gala “Sanctuary,” a concert voicing the hopes of immigrants and refugees, at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8 at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave.

A reception will be held at 5 p.m. with the concert following at 6 p.m. Internationally-acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein will premiere “Sanctuary” by Ellis Ludwig-Leone, a TMF commission close to her heart and the composer’s, plus works by Satie, Glass and Schubert.

The program will open with “Refuge,” a TMF commission by Milad Yousufi and the first string quartet by an Afghan artist. Yousufi is an exciting young artist and Dinnerstein protégé whose artistic journey began in war-torn Kabul.

The concert will honor the creative world inside the Terezín concentration camp, where prisoners wrote and performed music as a refuge against the horrors of the Third Reich.

To purchase tickets and for more information, visit or call 857-222-8262.

Creole and Haitian music

The Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., will present Leyla McCalla in concert from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.11.

Haitian-American McCalla sings in French, Haitian Creole and English, and plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is elegant, soulful and witty. Her debut album, “Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes,” was named 2014’s Album of the Year by the London Sunday Times and Songlines magazine. She is preparing to release her third album this year.

Tickets are $16 for members and $20 for non-members.

Visit or call 617-267-9300 for more information.

Eight cellists to perform

BoCoCelli will perform in concert from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave.

BoCoCelli, a cello octet from Boston Conservatory at Berklee, delights audiences with performances of music from Bach to Philip Glass. This performance will feature a work inspired by snow by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho and a new work by Brazilian composer Dimitri Cervo as well as pieces by Vivaldi, Purcell and Piazzolla.

Tickets are free with museum admission.

Visit or call 617-267-9300 for more information.