3 pm Sunday, 7:30 pm Monday-Thursday, March 10-14., Monday March 11 | $30–$45.
One of the most impressive events of the classical season commences with this acclaimed young foursome’s complete traversal of one of the 20th century’s most monumental musical achievements: Dmitri Shostakovich’s 15 string quartets. Each program contains three or four of the Russian composer’s often ferocious masterpieces. This landmark Friends of Chamber Music/March Music Moderne extravaganza also boasts a borscht of free events, including talks on the composer, Soviet culture of his time and the quartet cycle; at Multnomah County Central Library on Saturday afternoon, there will be a roundtable discussion with the players, an open rehearsal and more.
Lincoln Hall, Portland State UniversityPhone:
1620 SW Park Ave.