Danish String Quartet is among those helping to reinvigorate old works through its technically precise, inventive approach to classical favorites. Following the Danish String Quartet’s immensely popular Dallas debut in 2013, the Dallas Chamber Symphony has invited the quartet to return for the opening of its 2017-18 season. The program includes staples — Bartók’s String Quartet No. 1, Beethoven’s Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp minor — as well as something special: a collection of Nordic folk music selections, a forte of the Danish Quartet. This performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. Monday at SMU’s Caruth Auditorium, 6101 Bishop Blvd. Tickets are $45 for the public and free for students. For more information, visit dallaschambermusic.org.
Classical music is perpetually locked in a struggle to stay relevant. It’s for that reason that fresh, daring interpretations are the soul of the genre, which is still finding ways to breathe new life into compositions hundreds of years old. The