Tomorrow my parents—taking advantage of the Veterans’ Day holiday—will fly to Boston in order to spend a few days with Josh and me.
The last two years my parents came to Boston for visits over Columbus Day Weekend. This year the weekend nearest Veterans’ Day offered a better array of local performances than Columbus Day Weekend, and Josh and I had suggested that my parents plan a visit in November rather than October. My parents readily agreed.
We have tickets for: a Boston Ballet performance of “La Bayadere”; a Boston Symphony concert of Haydn and Mozart; a Lyric Stage Company Of Boston performance of the complete, two-part “Nicholas Nickleby”; and a Boston Lyric Opera performance of “Tosca”.
Garrick Ohlsson (substituting for Murray Perahia) will be in recital this weekend in Boston, and Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica will be in town for a concert, too, but we will have to forego those events. For us, the performances we have chosen take precedence.