Here are the latest Fenway neighborhood notes:

Art songs

The Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., will welcome the Boston Art Song Society in concert from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10.

The ensemble will explore the artistic history of Boston at the turn of the 20th century with a recital of works by composers from the Second New England School. This program will be presented alongside the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Made Arts and Crafts, Jewelry and Metalwork exhibition.

Wee Kiat Chia, countertenor; Corey Dalton Hart, tenor and MaryRuth Lown, soprano, accompanied by pianists Javier Arrebola and Chelsea Whitaker, will be the featured performers.

Admission is free with museum admission.

Further information can be found at or by calling 617-267-9300.

Classical concert

The New England Conservatory of Music will present musical ensemble A Far Cry in concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11 at Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St.

The NEC Prep A Far Cry competition winners, Julide San, bass, and Katherine Feng, violin, will join the ensemble during their performance. This concert will also feature collaborations with Pamela Frank and her students.

The program will feature “Andante Cantabile” by Tchaikovsky; “Concerto for 4 Violins in B minor” by Vivaldi, with Pamela Frank, Omar Chen Guey, Jesse Irons and Sophia Szokolay; Mozart’s “Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major” and “Symphony No. 44” by Haydn.

Tickets range from $25 to $75 with discounted tickets available for students.

Visit or call 617-585-1100 for more details and to purchase tickets.

Music of John Harbison

The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Players will perform in concert at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13 at the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St.

Pianist Gilbert Kalish and soprano Amanda Forsythe will join the Chamber Players for a program almost entirely dedicated to the music of composer John Harbison in celebration of his 80th birthday. The ensemble will perform the composer’s “Duo for flute and piano;” “Deep Dances, for cello and double bass;” “Piano Quintet;” and “Wind Quintet.” Closing out the program will be J.S. Bach’s “Cantata No. 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen.”

Tickets are $22 to $38 with discounts for students.

For more information, call 617-585-1100 or visit

‘Caribbean Nights’

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, will host a Third Thursday program “Caribbean Nights” from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17.

Attendees can ring in 2019 with music curators Shea Rose and Simone Scazzocchio as they fill the museum with the sounds of Boston musicians. Eight-piece horn and percussion band King’s Highway will entertain with the styles and rhythms of early Jamaican jazz, folk, soca, calypso and spiritual music.

Costume designer Jaylin Green will help make Carnival art pieces in the education room and attendees can learn the latest Caribbean dance styles with Smallie Michelle, the first American International Dancehall Champion. A dance performance will follow at 8 p.m.

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.

French jazz

The trio Paris Combo will perform in concert at Berklee College of Music at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave.

Paris Combo plays jazzy, sexy twists on the chanson tradition with attitude and charm. Fronted by vocalist Belle du Berry, the Paris-based quintet pays homage to a century of French cabaret music with influences of swinging gypsy jazz and French pop.

Tickets range from $28 to $48.

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

Youth symphony

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Petit Ensemble will perform its winter concert at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20 at Boston University’s Concert Hall, 855 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.