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Music on the Common

The Berklee Summer in the City concert series will feature Seiko Matsuzaki in a concert at noon from July 23 through 27 underneath the fountain at the Brewer Plaza, Boston Common.

Boston based pianist Matsuzaki specializes in traditional and contemporary solo and chamber music.

Visit for further information on this free program.

Lunchtime concert

Organist Matthew Dion will perform in concert at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24 at King’s Chapel, corner of School and Tremont streets.

Dion will play selections by Bach, Buxtehude, Cooman and Dupre on the C.B. Fisk organ.

A donation of $3 is requested; all contributions are given directly to the musicians.

Visit or call 617- 227-2155 for more information.

Infamous Scollay Square

The Boston Athenaeum, 10½ Beacon St., will welcome author David Kruh in a lecture exploring Scollay Square at noon on Tuesday, July 24.

Kruh will offer a fun slideshow on the history of Scollay Square, based on his two books, “Always Something Doing” and “Scollay Square.” From John Winthrop who settled  there in 1630 to Sally Keith, who entertained there in the 1940s and ’50s, to today’s Government Center, this program will entertain with tales of Revolutionary War heroism, scientific breakthroughs and Civil War courage, all in the same place as a burlesque theater.

Members are free and non-members are free with museum admission.

Call 617-720-7600 or visit for further details.

Organ recital

The Old West Organ Society will present the next in the 2018 Summer Concert Series at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24 at the Old West Church, 131 Cambridge St.

Organist David Arcus, director of music and organist of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Hillsborough, NC, will play “Prelude and Fugue in C Major” by Johann Friedrich Schmoll; “Magnificat VII Toni” by Heinrich Scheidemann; “A Prophecy” by Daniel Pinkham; “Fugue in G minor” by Marianne Ploger; “Seven chorale preludes from Kleines Orgelbuch” by Ernst Pepping: and his own “Variations on besançon.”

A freewill donation is requested.

Call 617-739-1340 or visit for more information.

Music of Leonard Bernstein

Boston Landmarks Orchestra will be joined by students from the Boston University Tanglewood Institute in concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25 at the Hatch Memorial Shell, Storrow Drive.

For over 50 years, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute has been one of the nation’s most prestigious musical training programs. The evening’s program will feature the Young Artists Orchestra performing Stravinksy’s “Rite of Spring” and the Young Artists Wind Ensemble performing the music of Leonard Bernstein, a mainstay at Tanglewood since he was a student there in 1940.

Admission is free. Visit or call 617-987-2000 for further information.

Farm visit

A free summer program for children will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 26 at Myrtle Street Playground, Myrtle and Irving streets. The rain location will be Hill House, 74 Joy St.

Children will enjoy a visit from live farm animals.

For more information, visit

Community day

The Boston Athenaeum, 10½ Beacon St., will open its doors to the public for a free community day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 27.

The day’s free activities for children and adults will include gallery talks, guided tours of the first floor that highlight the athenaeum’s history and special collections and stories and crafts in the children’s library.

For more information, call 614-267-9300 or visit