The Tokyo String Quartet makes its 40th and final appearance in Houston this week; the group will retire at the end of this season. Formed by a group of friends in 1969 at the Juilliard School of Music, the group has enjoyed a spectacular career with seven Grammy Award nominations and more than three dozen landmark recordings to its credit. This final concert features performances of Haydn’s String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 74/3 “Rider,” Bartók’s String Quartet No. 6, Sz. 114, and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 44/2. There’s a reception with the performers after the concert. 7:30 p.m. Rice University, Stude Concert Hall, 6100 Main. For information, call 713-348-5400 or visit www.houstonfriendsofchambermusic.org. $20 to $70.
Thu., Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m., 2012