Violinist William Fedkenheuer will be on a familiar stage when he performs with the Miro Quartet at Rice University's Stude Concert Hall. Fedkenheuer studied at Rice's acclaimed Shepherd School of Music. ''It's such a privilege and pleasure to return to Houston, and especially to return to Stude Hall,'' he tells us. ''It has great acoustics and an intimate setting so that the people in the audience really feel like they're connecting to the performers. As a performer on stage, you feel that.''
The concert, being presented by the Houston Friends of Chamber Music, features a program that includes Franz Schubert's Quartettsatz, Philip Glass's String Quartet No. 5 and Ludwig van Beethoven's ''Razumovsky'' String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1. ''It should be a really terrific program,'' Fedkenheuer says. ''We're very much looking forward to it. It's very positive; it's upbeat.''
Fedkenheuer says Glass's string quartet is often an audience favorite. ''There's a lot of fear about Philip Glass, about modern music, and the one thing that I can say about this piece is that every time we have played it, it's the piece that the audience goes home singing.''
7:30 p.m. 6100 Main. For information, call 713-348-5400 or visit houstonfriendsofchambermusic.org. $25 to $75.
Tue., Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m., 2013