The term “chamber music” evokes some serious Eyes Wide Shut-type imagery — all hoods and cloaks and dark rooms bursting at the seams with woodwinds. The whole concept actually does hail from the need for (probably cloaked) royalty to whittle down orchestras to just a handful of folks who could cram into their chambers and perform at their pleasure. But in modern times, it’s not as shadowy as all that. In the case of the Chamber Music International concert at 8 p.m. Friday in the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., the musicians actually take center stage sans hoods and dark, dank chambers. Violinist Clara Jumi-Kang joins violist Atar Arad, pianist Chih-Yi Chen and cellist Norman Fischer for a lively performance that includes pieces from Brahms, Tartini, Schumann and Prokofiev. Be there for an intimate show with real legroom. Tickets are $10 to $35.
Fri., March 14, 8 p.m., 2014