The Amenda Quartet — violinists David Brickman and Patricia Sunwoo, violist Melissa Matson, and cellist Mimi Hwang — have spent this season presenting the cycle of Beethoven string quartets at a wide variety of venues. The quartet's next concert is part of the Unitarian Church's Sunday evening First Muse series, and gives us Ludwig as a young composer anxious to impress 1800 Vienna (with Opus 18, No. 1) and as a mature master striking out into a unique musical realm (the final quartet, Op. 135). Also on the program is the strenuous and wholly original "Grosse Fuge," a unique piece even for Beethoven. Check rochestercitynewspaper.com on Thursday for a feature on Amenda Quartet.
First Muse Chamber Music will present the Amenda Quartet on Sunday, May 15, at First Unitarian Church, 220 South Winton Road. 7:30 p.m. $10. amendaquartet.org.