Here are the latest Fenway neighborhood notes:

Children’s chorus

Boston Children’s Chorus will perform “Choregie” at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway.

For thousands of years, humans have recognized the remarkable ability of sound, voice and music to bring joy, give meaning and connect us. The ancient art of chanting has long been embraced as a path to healing and enlightenment. Karmina Šilec will be the guest conductor at this special concert.

Tickets are $31 general admission, $28 for seniors, $19 for members and $15 for students and children aged 7-17.

To purchase tickets and for more information, visit online at or call 617-778-2242.

Open studios

The Friends of Fenway Studios will host the annual Open Studios celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 and 11, at 30 Ipswich St.

More than 30 artists working in a variety of styles, from abstract expressionism to post-modern realism, will welcome visitors to their studios in this National Historic Landmark building.

In addition to the original art, there will be musical performances throughout the weekend.

Parking will be available at the corner of Boylston and Ipswich streets. Visitors are asked to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Greater Boston Food Bank.

For more information, call 617-695-9720 or visit www.

Family art day

MassArt will host a free family day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 in the Bakalar and Paine Galleries, 621 Huntington Ave.

Planned and run by gallery education staff and MassArt students, the interactive day will feature drop-in activities including art making, writing, guided conversations, games and take-home creations.

Visitors of all ages are welcome, but the activities are best suited for ages 6 and older. Materials and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, visit

Youth symphony

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras will present the annual fall concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11 at Boston University’s Tsai Performance Center, 685 Commonwealth Ave.

The Repertory Orchestra and the Preparatory Winds Repertory Orchestra will perform. Tickets are $20 general, $15 students, seniors and BYSO alumni.

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

Music of Beethoven

The Handel and Haydn Society will perform Beethoven’s “Emperor” concerto at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11 at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave.

The orchestra will also perform Franz Schubert’s “Symphony No. 9 in C Major, The Great.” Joining the orchestra will be virtuoso pianist Robert Levin on the pianoforte.

Call 617-262-1815 or visit for more details.

Art sale

The Museum of Fine Arts will host the 38th annual sale at the School of the MFA from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 15 to 17 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 18 in the SMFA atrium, 230 The Fenway

This is the largest public art sale in New England, showcasing nearly 5,000 works in all price ranges. Art enthusiasts and holiday shoppers can browse and buy pieces by renowned SMFA alumni as well as works by current students, faculty and affiliated artists.

The selection is frequently rotated and refreshed as pieces are sold, so each visit made to the sale over the course of the week will be different.

Proceeds will benefit the artists and SMFA student scholarships.

Call 617-267-9300 or visit for further information.

Inspired by textiles

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, will host a Third Thursday program, “Common Threads,” from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15.

Attendees will weave together a night inspired by textile patterns. They can stitch a pixilated art project in the studio, watch Harvard Dance Center perform site-specific vignettes and experience live installations by classical ensemble, Phoenix.

Tickets include museum admission and are $15 general, $12 seniors, $5 for students and free for members and children. Call 617-566-1401 or visit for more information.

Children’s theater

Wheelock Family Theatre, 200 The Riverway, is performing “Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday, now through Nov. 18.

This adaptation by Kent R. Brown of the Lois Lowry book charts the quirky course of Gooney Bird, a new student at Watertower Elementary with a flair for the theatrical. She inspires her classmates to maximize their own self-expression through wearing brightly colored mismatched ensembles and telling wildly imaginative stories that are 100 percent true.

Families can also enjoy workshops with music, choreography and costume crafts, talks with the director, designers and actors and have a chance to meet the cast in the lobby after Sunday performances.

For more information, visit or call 617-879-2300.