Five things to do in Newton this weekend

The villages are alive with the sound of music.

This weekend, there are several concerts scheduled in Newton, as spring warms the air and brings new life and rhythm to the city. There’s even a birdwatching nature walk so you can hear the music nature’s making this time of year, too.

Although Saturday is looking to be warm and sunny, Sunday is set to bring rain, so plan accordingly.

Here are five things to do in Newton this weekend.

Saturday, May 4

  • From 8 to 10 a.m., the Newton Conservators will host Spring Birding at Cold Spring Park. The walk will start near the end of the left side of the Beacon Street parking area and will venture along flat trails as participants watch out for local birds and spring migrant birds.
  • From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., All Newton Music School will host its last concert of the year, titled “Oboe Reedemption,” featuring faculty oboist Alessandro Cirafici and pieces from violist and host Scott Woolweaver, pianist Barbara Lysakowski, guest cellist Karen Kaderavek and violinist Theo Ramsey. There will also be coffee, tea and lunch in the All Newton Music School lobby.
  • From 7:30 to 9 p.m., Bay Colony Brass will present Latino Laton, a concert led by Director Philip Sanborn and featuring performances from Augustín Lara’s Granada, George Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, and Chick Corea’s Spain. Students from the Boston Music Project will be on stage as well.

Sunday, May 5

  • At 3 p.m., the New Philharmonia Orchestra will present one of its final concerts of their 29th season, “Feelings & Expression.” Principal conductor Jorge Soto will lead the event, which will also feature two Newton talents: longtime musician Bernhard Metzger and young cellist Hayden Ren. The concert will also be performed on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
  • At 4 p.m., the Newton Family Singers will host a concert, “Down on the Corner,” at Temple Beth Avodah (45 Puddingstone Lane) celebrating the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty. Fogerty’s songs include “Fortunate Son” and “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” capturing the spirit of the Sixties, and tunes like “Deja Vu (All Over Again)” and “Centerfield” exemplifying personal reflection and resilience.