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The Verona Quartet

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Apex Arts League

White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Grace Chapel, 185 S. White Chapel Blvd., Southlake, apexartsleague.com

Mozart & More Musical Gems for Oboe and Friends Oboist Eric Barr (Dallas Symphony Orchestra) and a small group of musicians present familiar Gershwin and Berlin tunes, as well as a movement from Mozart’s Oboe Quartet.  6 p.m. Feb. 9

Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., themodern.org

Regal Passions Artistic director and violinist Gary Levinson leads a small ensemble in music by Dvorák, Joaquín Turina and the man of the year, Beethoven — with his “Archduke” trio. Find tickets and more information at 817-877-3003, chambermusicfw.org. 2 p.m. Feb. 8

Cliburn at the Kimbell

Kimbell Art Museum, Piano Pavilion, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, kimbellart.org
Susan Graham About once every season, the Cliburn presents a vocal artist on its recital series. This year, it’s the great mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, a fixture on the world’s top opera stages who grew up in Midland (and sang at George W. Bush’s second inauguration). For tickets and info, call 817-212-4280 or go to cliburn.org. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13

Susan Graham

Susan Graham

Cliburn Festival

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., themodern.org

Beethoven at 250 Artists including a string quartet (the Verona) and three pianists — two of them American medalists from recent Cliburn competitions: 2017 silver winner Kenny Broberg and 2013 bronze winner Sean Chen — perform a variety of Beethoven’s piano and chamber music in five concerts over four days. Each program has a theme that teases out one of the composer’s many modes or inspirations (“Hero,” “Homage,” “Optimism”). Maybe just spring for the festival pass? For tickets and more information, 817-212-4280, cliburn.org. Feb. 27-March 1

The Verona Quartet

The Verona Quartet is among guest artists at the Cliburn Festival.
Photo by Kaupo Kikkas

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., attpac.org

Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet The talented Ruth Reinhardt conducts, and the music includes Tchaikovsky’s lush and romantic Romeo and Juliet fantasy overture. For something different, there’s also Ghost of the White Deer, a world-premiere bassoon concerto by Chickasaw composer Jerod Tate, whose music is inspired by Native American life and history. For tickets, 214-849-4376 or mydso.org. Feb. 13-16

Fort Worth Opera

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., themodern.org

Songs My Mother Taught Me … To celebrate Black History Month, tenor Jonathan Walker-VanKuren, a graduate of Fort Worth Opera’s Lesley Resident Artists program, and pianist Kyle Naig present a free afternoon concert of spirituals. Tickets, fwopera.org. 2 p.m. Feb. 22

Jonathan Walker-VanKuren

Jonathan Walker-VanKuren

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Bass Performance Hall, 4th and Calhoun streets, basshall.com

Immortal Beloved at 250 (gala) The orchestra’s biggest annual fundraising concert is devoted to Beethoven the birthday boy, naturally, and it promises to be a crowd-rousing program for Miguel Harth-Bedoya’s final gala as music director. Superstar violinist Midori performs the Violin Concerto, then the orchestra presents the Fifth Symphony. 7 p.m. Feb. 8. Learn more at fwsymphony.org/support/special-events/gala.

Midori

Midori performs at the FWSO gala.
Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders