Enso String Quartet 

Get your classical groove on with the final Boise Chamber Music Series performance featuring the Grammy-nominated Enso String Quartet. Formed at Yale University in 1999, the group's career was launched when it won the Concert Artists Guild International Competition at the Banff International String Quartet Competition. The quartet's most recent album, 2009's Ginastera, was nominated for a Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance. The term "enso" is from the Japanese Zen painting of a circle, representing chaos, perfection, imperfection and life.

The performance will feature Bela Bartok's 1927 "Fourth String Quartet," Ignaz Joseph Pleyel's "G minor String Quartet" from Op. 2 and Felix Mendelssohn's "Quartet in A minor, Op. 13." Mendelssohn's "Quartet" is famously known as a musical response to Beethoven's death in 1827. If one night of instrumental bliss isn't enough, catch the fifth-annual Boise Chamber Music Series Young Artist String Quartet competitions on Saturday, April 17, at 9 a.m. in the Morrison Center Recital Hall. The event features performers from Meridian High School, College of Idaho and Boise State. The Enso Quartet will serve as judges.

Friday, April 16, 7:30 p.m., $20-$25, Morrison Center Recital Hall, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, 208-426-1216, boisechambermusicseries.org.

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