The late French composer Gabriel Fauré said, “Chamber music is the only true form of music.” The Fauré Quartett, which takes its name and philosophy from him, eloquently convinces audiences his words are true at every performance. Coming to Houston as first-time guests of the Houston Friends of Chamber Music, the Quartett is made up of Erika Geldsetzer (violin), Sascha Frömbling (viola), Konstantin Heidrich (cello) and Dirk Mommerty (piano). The program will include works by Brahms, Mahler and, of course, Fauré. 8 p.m. Rice University, 6100 Main. For information, call 713-348-5400 or visit www.faurequartett.de. $20 to $85.
Mon., Feb. 20, 8 p.m., 2012