In partnership with the National World War II Museum, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will present a Veterans Day evening concert honoring those who have served in the U.S Armed Forces. Honoring our Heroes will feature the world premiere of Dreams of the Fallen, a new composition for piano, chorus, and orchestra by award-winning composer Jake Runestad. Inspiration for the composition was drawn from work by award-winning poet and U.S. Army veteran Brian Turner, who has written two poetry collections inspired by his experiences serving abroad. “While we, the public, are familiar with epic stories of heroism and of intense loss, we hear very little about the ‘afterwards’ of the war experience,” said Runestad. “Thousands of veterans struggle to assimilate back into everyday life after living through a traumatic wartime experience. We hear very little of the continued struggles that these soldiers experience, and so I hope to shine a light on their stories with this new musical work.” Featuring acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Biegel and the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans, Dreams of the Fallen is a piece that conveys honor, respect, and gratitude to those serving in the military—past and present. 7 pm in the U.S. Freedom Pavilion of the National WWII Museum. $45 tickets, or the event will be streamed live and can be viewed free at LPOmusic.com. 7 pm at 945 Magazine Street. (504) 523-6530 for more information.