The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra performs its Summer Concert on Sunday, June 10, at 3 p.m. at The Music Hall (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth). The concert will feature artist-in-residence Randy Armstrong presenting his final work, a fun and unique collaboration with the orchestra; Concerto and Aria competition winners performing their pieces; Griffin Seuter playing Schumann’s cello concerto; Sarah Heimberg playing Arutunian’s trumpet concerto; and baritone Matthew Giallongo performing “E fra queste ansie” from Pagliacci. It will close with a performance of Paul Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber. Tickets cost $12 to $25 for general admission, $12 for students and $22 for seniors. Visit themusichall.org.
World Oceans Day Family Festival is on Sunday, June 10, at the Seacoast Science Center in Odiorne Point State Park in Rye from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival celebrates the importance of keeping the world’s oceans healthy with activity stations, live music, and a beach cleanup. The grand opening of H2O Today, an exhibition that explores the significance of water — organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service — will take place at 11:15 a.m. The festival is free. For more information, visit seacoastsciencecenter.org.
Celtic and 20th-century music
The Tuck Museum in Hampton is hosting “A Night of Music with Two Old Friends” on Wednesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at the Tuck Museum. Emery Hutchins and Jim Prendergast will perform traditional Celtic music and American country music from the early 20th century. Through stories, songs and instrumental melodies, they will demonstrate how old time American mountain tunes are often derived directly from the songs of the Irish, yet are influenced by other cultural groups to create a new American sound. The two old friends play the concertina, bodhran, mandolin, octave mandolin, guitar and banjo. The performance will take place in the historic barn on the Tuck Museum site at 40 Park Avenue in Hampton. The program is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
See a show
ACT ONE presents On a First Name Basis at the West End Studio Theatre (959 Islington St., Portsmouth) on Friday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors. Visit actonenh.org or call 300-2986.