Spend an evening with the ghosts of composers past on Monday when the Dallas Chamber Music Society opens its 69th season with a concert by the acclaimed American String Quartet. The quartet, originally founded by a group of Juilliard students, will begin the concert with the haunting modernist sounds of Alban Berg’s Lyric Suite. Berg’s early-20th-century music purposefully avoids comfortable harmonies and expected patterns, replacing traditional sounds with bizarrely twisting and leaping atonal melodies. There’s nothing sweet about the Lyric Suite, but if Berg’s music sets your nerves on edge, it most definitely won’t put you to sleep. More standard classical music concludes the program (Beethoven’s Quartet in A Minor). The concert starts at 8 p.m. in Caruth Auditorium on the campus of SMU (6101 Bishop Blvd., Dallas). Tickets are $40 for general admission and $15 for students. Visit dallaschambermusic.org.
Mon., Oct. 21, 2013