Fenway neighborhood notes
Dance and sing
SingPositive and Ballet Rox will host the annual spring concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 21 at Blackman Auditorium, Northeastern University, 342 Huntington Ave.
The chorus and dance troupe will perform songs by Justin Timberlake, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Sly and the Family Stone, Milck and more. The performance will feature the amazing house band, including one-woman tap-dance percussion section Jenny Herzog.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchase online at www.singpositive.org.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 the Fenway, will host the second annual teen takeover “Sound Mirror” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25.
Teens Behind the Scenes invites the community to “come as you are” for a celebration of what makes each of us shine. There will be performances and activities for teens, by teens, that amplify voices at the museum.
Tickets include museum admission and are $15 general, $12 seniors and free for members and students. Call 617-566-1401 or visit www.gardnermuseum.org for more information.
Chamber music and jazz
The New England Conservatory will host the annual year end music gala at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25 at Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St.
Featured will be the “String Quartet No. 1” by Bedrich Smetana, “String Quartet” by Claude Debussy, “Piano Quartet in G minor” by Brahms, “Piano Trio Opus 1” by Beethoven and “Three Pieces for Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon” by Walter Piston.
At 8:30 p.m. the NEC Jazz Honors Ensemble will perform originals by group members and jazz standards.
Admission is free. Visit www.necmusic.edu or call 617-585-1100 for further details.
Memorial Day service
The 71st annual Memorial Day services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28 at the Veterans’ Memorial Park in the Back Bay Fens.
The park, also called the Sgt. Charles Andrew MacGillivary Memorial Park, is a tranquil green area with monuments commemorating those who fought in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, near the Kelleher Rose Garden. The city of Boston’s Veterans Services, the American Legion, AMVETS, Veterans of Foreign Wars and other veterans’ organizations are sponsoring this program.
Visit www.cityofboston.gov for more information.
MFA open house
The Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., will hold a free Memorial Day open house from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Monday, May 29.
Highlights will include free admission to the special exhibitions, curators’ talks, art-making activities, films and dance workshops.
There will be musical and dance performances throughout the day, as well as family tours and tours in English, Spanish and American Sign Language.
Visit www.mfa.org or call 617-369-3474 for a complete schedule of activities.
All Star concert
Berklee College of Music will present the City Music All Star concert at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 20 at the Red Room at Café 939, 939 Boylston St.
The concert will feature musicians in the City Music program. Admission is free.
Visit www.berklee.edu or call 617-266-1400 for more details.
Muddy River tour
The Emerald Necklace Conservancy will host a free walking tour of the restored Muddy River from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 and 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, meeting at REI at the Landmark Center, 401 Park Drive.
Led by an Emerald Necklace Conservancy docent, this tour will traverse the footprint of the restored Muddy River in the Back Bay Fens. Walkers will learn about the project that brought portions of the Muddy River aboveground and hear the story of how a piece of Olmsted’s landscape was reclaimed as parkland after spending decades used as a parking lot. They should wear walking shoes and bring a refillable water bottle. Tours are cancelled for rain or extreme weather.
Check www.emeraldnecklace.org or call 617-522-2700 for updates.
The New England Conservatory will host the Boston Cello Quartet in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 22 at Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St.
NEC Preparatory School’s ensemble-in-residence, the Boston Cello Quartet, is made up of four Boston Symphony Orchestra cellists, Blaise Dejardin, Adam Esbensen, Mihail Jojatu and Alexandre Lecarme.
Visit www.necmusic.edu or call 617-585-1100 for further details.