In commemoration of tomorrow's Veterans Day holiday, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is offering two complimentary tickets for all active members of the military. Those awesome patriots will be treated to the November 12th concert at Symphony Hall where Fabio Luisi, the Italian conductor with a German brain and an Italian heart, will be making his BSO debut.
In a concert of all things French, Saint-Saëns’s artful Piano Concerto No. 2 gets treated by young French pianist, Lise de la Salle (obvs Krystian Zimerman was not invited to perform for America's men and women of honor). Luisi, the chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony and the Staatskapelle Dresden, will also be leading the short & sweet Pastorale d’été of Swiss-French composer Arthur Honegger and Stravinsky’s Petrushka (1947 version). The program will be repeated the evening of November 14. If you can't get to Boston, you can catch Luisi's breezily intelligent reading of Mozart's Le Nozze at the Metropolitan Opera, where the maestro conducts through December 12.