Good day on this mild Tuesday.
A trio of rare and exquisite delights, including Schubert's sublime Quintet for Strings, will be performed at a chamber concert at MSU today.
Five stalwarts from MSU's College of Music, led by violin legend Walter Verdehr, will be joined by a special guest: Anthony Elliott, professor of cello at University of Michigan and an internationally acclaimed soloist in his own right. Elliott will join Verdehr, viola professor Yuri Gandelsman, violinist Fangye Sun and cellist Daniel Tressel to unfurl Schubert's melodies. Pianist Deborah Moriarty will join the group to play an unusual companion piece, "The Mountains of Epirus," by distinguished composer and MSU alum Dinos Constantinides.
To put a cherry on top, Verdehr and Moriarty will play the gorgeous Bach Chaconne for solo violin in a rarely heard duo version, with a piano obbligato added to Bach's deathless cadences by precocious upstart Felix Mendelssohn. It's impertinent, but it works.
7:30 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/FREE for students. Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium, 542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, music.msu.edu
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Classes and Seminars
Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. 5:45-6:45 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 515-5559, coda.org.
Speakeasies Toastmasters. Improve listening, analysis, leadership and presentation skills. Noon-1 p.m. FREE. Ingham County Human Services Building, 5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing. (616) 841-5176.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Have a support system, lose weight. 7 p.m. FREE to visit. Eaton Rapids Medical Center, 1500 S. Main St., Eaton Rapids. (517) 543-0786.
Not So Happy Endings Support Group. For women ending relationships. 5:30-7:30 p.m. FREE. Women’s Center of Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 896-3311.
Hopeful Hearts Grief Group. Learn, grow and heal together. 10-11 a.m. FREE. The Marquette Activity Room, 5968 Park Lake Road, East Lansing. (517) 381-4866.
Capital City Toastmasters Meeting. Learn public speaking and leadership skills. 7 p.m. FREE. CADL Downtown Lansing Library, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 367-6300, cadl.org.
Overeaters Anonymous. Support for weight loss efforts. 7 p.m. FREE. Okemos Presbyterian Church, 2258 Bennett Road, Okemos. (517) 290-5163.
Mommy and Me Gymnastics Class. 10-10:30 a.m. $11. Mother and Earth Baby Boutique, 4601 W. Saginaw Highway, Ste. N Lansing. (517) 977-7096.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Have a support system, lose weight. Wheelchair accessible. Weigh-in 6:30, meeting 7 p.m. FREE first visit. St. Terese Church, 102 W. Randolph St., Lansing. tops.org.
Team SBA Financing Roundtable. How to get a business loan. FREE. Small Business Development Center, LCC, 309 N. Washington Square, Suite 110, Lansing. (517) 483-1921, sbdcmichigan.org.
Bible and Beer. Discussion of Scripture's power in daily events. 6 p.m. Midtown Brewing Co. 402 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 482-0600, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior League of Lansing New Member Reception. Volunteer group for women. 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Beer Grotto, 500 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 371-1080. jllansing.org.
ToddlerTime. Ages 18-36 months listen to stories and music. 10:15-10:45 a.m./11-11:30 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 351-2420, elpl.org.
Sporcle Live! Trivia. Team based. Win Crunchy's gift certificates. 7 p.m. FREE. Crunchy's Pizza & Burgers, 254 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing.
MSU Faculty Recital: Walter Verdehr, violin. 7:30-9 p.m. $10 adults/$8 seniors/FREE students. Fairchild Theatre, 220 Trowbridge Road, East Lansing. (517) 353-5340, music.msu.edu.
Karaoke. 8 p.m.-midnight. FREE. Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-9910.