Here are the latest Fenway neighborhood notes:
Music for Food will host a benefit concert for the Women’s Lunch Place at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 at New England Conservatory’s Brown Hall, 30 Gainsborough St.
Musicians including Sammy Andonian and Abigail Hong, violins; Kevonna Shuford, viola; the Verona Quartet with Merry Peckham, cello and Kirsten Docter, viola; and Tom Novak’s Wind Ensemble will perform Antonín Dvořák’s “Terzetto in C Major, Op.74,” Arnold Schoenberg’s “Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4” and Beethoven’s “Wind Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 103.”
The suggested donation is $30 or $10 for students.
Further information can be found at www.musicforfoodboston.org.
Music of John Harbison
The Boston Modern Orchestra Project will present a celebration of the 80th birthday of John Harbison at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 at Jordan Hall, 30 Gainborough St.
BMOP will celebrate the life and works of Boston contemporary music figurehead John Harbison. The program will include “Remembering Gatsby (Foxtrot for Orchestra);” “Milosz Songs for Soprano and Orchestra,” with soprano Dawn Upshaw; “Concerto for Viola and Orchestra” featuring violist Marcus Thompson; and “Symphony No. 6,” also featuring Upshaw.
More information is available at www.bmop.org or by calling 617-585-1270.
Double bassist Xavier Foley will make his Boston debut at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway.
The winner of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Foley is blazing a trail as a bassist and composer. He is a resident artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two.
The program will include Serge Koussevitzky’s “Chanson Triste,” Leonard Bernstein’s “For Serge Koussevitzky” and Foley’s original compositions.
Tickets include general admission to the museum’s galleries and the special exhibition gallery.
Visit www.gardnermuseum.org or call 617-566-1401 for further information and to purchase tickets.
The Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., will present Holes in the Floor in concert from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 11.
Cellists Jonathan Butler, Eunghee Cho, Yejin Hong and Joy Yanai draw from a rich heritage of repertoire that reaches back five centuries and extends forward with brand new commissions, unique programs and interpretations that communicate the versatility and accessibility of beautiful music through the voice of four cellos. Alongside works by J.S. Bach, Monteverdi and Debussy, this program will feature new commissions by local composers Dan McGee and Ian Wiese.
Admission is free with museum admission.
Visit www.mfa.org or call 617-267-9300 to purchase tickets or for more details.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee will present “Limitless,” the spring dance concert, at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday, from April 11 to 14 at Boston Conservatory Theater, 31 Hemenway St.
The show will consist of five diverse pieces that present the potential of modern dance, including faculty member Kurt Douglas’s restaging of José Limón’s “A Choreographic Offering;” world premieres by preeminent choreographer Kate Weare, hip-hop artist Jennifer Archibald and renowned choreographer Otis Sallid; and the “Metallica Project,” a Conservatory/College collaboration featuring a contemporary dance re-imagination of Metallica’s songs arranged, recorded and performed in four different styles by the Berklee Indian Ensemble, the Berklee Balkan Choir, Berklee Global Jazz Trio and the Berklee American Roots Ensemble.
Tickets are $25 - $30 with discounts available, and can be purchased online at www.berklee.edu/events or by calling 617-266-1400.
The Boston Children’s Chorus will perform “In Solidarity” at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway.
The chorus will perform music that celebrates social change. Every movement for change has included the support of allies working together further dialogue and understanding. The Young Men’s Ensemble and Jr. Men’s Ensemble will join in solidarity as they ponder and discuss a potential vision of true allyship in advancing gender equity.
Tickets range from $15 to $36 and can be purchased online at www.gardnermuseum.org or by calling 617-566-1401.
Wheelock Family Theatre, 200 The Riverway, will perform “James and the Giant Peach” based on the classic children’ book by Roald Dahl at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 on Saturday and Sunday from April 12 through May 12. There will be special 1 p.m. matinees on Tuesday to Friday, April 16 to 19 during April school vacation week. ASL/AD performance will be held on May 5 and 12.
This new musical adaptation of Dahl’s classic story will give the audience all of the delicious rhymes of the book with whimsical music and lyrics from the creative team behind “The Greatest Showman” and “Dear Evan Hansen.” James’ thrilling quest will lead him to discover family and home in the most unlikely of places. The play is recommended for children ages 6+.
Tickets are $20 to $40.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.wheelockfamilytheater.org or call 617-353-3001
Music and magic
The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra will present “Suite Surprise” at noon on Saturday, April 13 at Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave.
The Young People’s String Orchestra and members of the Intensive Community Program will entertain, along with master magician Matt Roberts. An instrument playground where children can meet the various musical instruments will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Tickets are $20 general admission and free children under age 18.
For more information and to purchase tickets, call 617-266-1200 or visit www.bysoweb.org.