Not enough? There’s a pre-concert Mix & Mingle with orchestra musicians and complimentary bites; after the show, there’s a post-concert question-and-answer session with the artists. Still not enough? Did we mention that the featured soloist is famed pianist Emanuel Ax? And that he’ll be playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 and (duh!) Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3.
On Saturday and Sunday, it’s the usual concert format (translation: no Hoffman, mixer or Q&A). On Saturday and Sunday, the program also includes Golijov’s Last Round. 7 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713-224-7575 or visit www.houstonsymphony.org. $25 to $123.
Nov. 18-20, 2011