Up Front: Chamber Music



Brevard County resonates with fine musical offerings. One group which flies under the radar a lot is the Melbourne Chamber Music Society.

This fine, all-volunteer organization brings in huge names in the world of chamber music. Really, you can’t get any better no matter where you go.

And, tickets are ridiculously affordable, the seats are all excellent and afford good close sight lines and fine acoustics. If you were in New York to see the groups they bring in, you’d be paying hundreds for seats much further back.

Their new season begins Nov. 9 with a performance by the acclalimed CALIDORE STRING QUARTET.

Calidore string Quartet
Photo: Marco Borggreve

This young quartet is reaping awards and acclaim here and in Europe. They have appeared at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Lincoln Center, Kuhmo Art Hall (Seoul), The Berlin Konzerthaus, and at festivals including Verbier, Ravinia, Aspen, Rheingau, and Mostly Mozart.

They perform here 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at St. Marks United Methodist Church in Indialantic. The program is scheduled to include:Haydn’s Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2, Mendelssohn’s Quartet in A minor, Op. 13, “Ist est Wahr?” and Beethoven’s Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130/133.

Don’t let all those numbers and key notations fuddle up your mind. Just think “Haydn, Mendelssohn and Beethoven, oh my!”

You’ll enjoy the concert and be charmed by the cookies and punch served at intermission. Try it, okay? I’ve been beating this drum a long time, so I hope I’m getting through!

General admission is $35 and students are $10. (Yeah, you read that right…best cultural bargain in town.) Again, the concert begins 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the sanctuary at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 2030 N. A1A, Indialantic, FL. Call 321-213-5100, visit or click on their ad.

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