If you're a fan of all things German—sausage, music, lederhosen—but are saddened that Oktoberfest seems to be the only time of year to get your fix in Idaho, today is your day.
The Boise Philharmonic will provide Boiseans with a slew of great German music. At 11 a.m. at the Morrison Center, you can catch an installment of Casual Classics, featuring excerpts from the evening's show, German Requiem, which starts at the Morrison Center at 8 p.m. Tickets for the late-morning concert are $25, and $15 for students and seniors. The Casual Classics series is billed as perfect for families with children who have early bed times or cases of the wiggles..
At 7 p.m., Boise Philharmonic musicians Justin Stamps and Philip Kassel will present Musically Speaking, a pre-concert lecture on the history of the evening's pieces and composers, which will enhance your concert experience and make your really good at bar trivia. The lecture is FREE with a ticket to the evening concert.
And at 8 p.m., the Philharmonic will perform German Requiem, featuring Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, aka Reformation, by Felix Mendelssohn; and A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms. Tickets are available at boisephilharmonic.org.