We'll wait in line to buy Rush Tickets then walk around the area and wait for the performance. (Don't be too late and expect everyone else to do all the waiting. After all that's part of the fun and others waiting in line could get pretty upset with you.)
Here is the link to the performance: http://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/52507
From the website:
NOV 26 2013 Tuesday, 8:00 PM
Brahms and Beethoven
Boston Symphony OrchestraBoston Symphony Hall Boston MA$30.00 - $104.00Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos is joined by esteemed American pianist Peter Serkin for one of the biggest and most challenging piano concertos in the repertoire, Brahms's Concerto No. 2. Composed nearly twenty-five years after the First Concerto, the Second is unusual in being a four-movement work instead of the typical three, adding what Brahms called "a tiny, tiny wisp of a scherzo." Beethoven wrote his Symphony No. 7 in 1812. Beginning in calm and ending in infectious exuberance, the Seventh was called by Richard Wagner "the apotheosis of the dance."
There are a limited number of Rush Tickets for BSO subscription-series concerts on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings and Friday afternoons. Tickets are $9 each, cash only, one to a customer, and can be purchased at the BSO Box Office on Massachusetts Avenue on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays beginning at 5pm for evening concerts. The concert starts at 8pm.
I read the chance of rain for Tuesday is 50% starting at 3-4pm and 60% chance of rain starting at 7pm. So if it's too rainy, this might get postponed.
Wear warm clothes and shoes you can walk in, upscale casual.
Map of the area:
The Christian Science Reading Room is next door, has beautiful grounds and is well lit. Beautiful in the evening.
By Subway: Take the Heath Street/Brigham Circle "E" Green Line train to the Symphony stop, any other Green Line train to the Hynes Convention Center stop, or the Orange Line to the Massachusetts Ave stop.
Restaurant suggestion, inexpensive and accepts casual since we'll be in our nicer walking clothes:
Pho & I, 267 Huntington Ave
This is a review from yelp:
It was with no small degree of trepidation that I decided to try this mixed Asian eatery in the depths of the student ghetto, in a neighborhood more known for its grubby schwarma shops and pizza joints than refined cuisine. How delighted I was that I set the old stereotypes aside, because this Pho & I is possibly one of the best and most authentic upscale Vietnamese places in Boston. Decor is gorgeous, with warm yellow walls, soft acoustics, and giant oversized oil paintings and service is smooth and professional, almost black tie. The menu ranges over a number of noodle and rice dishes from various Asian cultures but the phocus is the soups, rich and flavorful Vietnamese pho soup, huge steaming bowls packed with anise-scented broth, thin rice noodles, and strips of protein. The traditional beef is there, along with Pho Ga, a chicken version, and also some seafood and vegetarian options. I do not believe there are any vegan options since fish sauce is still used in so many dishes - but it is worth asking. Prices are just a bit higher than a typical pho house but you're paying for quality.
More about Symphony Hall:
Symphony Hall opened on October 15, 1900, with an inaugural gala led by music director Wilhelm Gericke. The architects, McKim, Mead & White of New York, engaged Wallace Clement Sabine, a young assistant professor of physics at Harvard, as their acoustical consultant, and Symphony Hall became the first auditorium designed in accordance with scientifically derived acoustical principles.
Symphony Hall is widely regarded as one of the two or three finest concert halls in the world. The walls of the stage slope inward to help focus the sound. The side balconies are shallow so as not to trap any of the sound, and the recesses of the coffered ceiling, along with the statue-filled niches along the three sides, help to distribute the sound throughout the hall. The 16 replicas of Greek and Roman statues are related in some way to music, art, or literature. They were placed in the niches as part of an appreciation of the frequently quoted words, "Boston, the Athens of America," written by Bostonian William Tudor in the early 19th century. The Symphony Hall organ, an Aeolian Skinner designed by G. Donald Harrison and installed in 1949, is considered one of the finest concert hall organs in the world.