If you want the BSO to serenade you this week, it will happen on October 30 in Frederick OR IT WON’T HAPPEN AT ALL.
11 am at Frederick (I think): Lemony Snicket’s The Composer is Dead. I’ve never read A Series of Unfortunate Events nor do I care to (I’ve had enough of Edith Wharton-style depression, thank you; House of Mirth my tiny foot). However, this is apparently a dead composer mystery intended for kids, and I DID like The Westing Game. Oh, and there’s a costume contest (go as Schroeder!).
8 pm at Frederick: Brahm’s Double Concerto. Beethoven (yay!), Mozart (boooo), and Brahms (meh). Whatever you’re into. But it’s an excellent opportunity to get to know the musical stylings of individual BSO musicians — lots of solos going down here, and concertmaster Jonathan Carney leads. Personally I find him too emotive in a flaily sort of way, but he’s definitely good.
And who knows? Maybe there’ll be candy.