For the Amenda Quartet, 2015-16 is the season of "Project Ludwig," as this foursome of longtime RPO string players plays through all 16 of Beethoven's string quartets. Not an unusual project for a string quartet, but this project has a twist: the group is giving each of its 10 concerts in a different Rochester-area venue, ranging from the Rochester Brainery, where the series opened in September, to the South Wedge Mission Church, where it winds up in June. It's an ambitious journey through a repertoire that is one of the treasures of classical music, and you can sample "Project Ludwig" at next week's noontime concert at the Hochstein Performance Hall. Amenda Quartet members Patricia Sunwoo and David Brickman, violins; Melissa Matson, viola; and cellist Mimi Hwang will perform movements from early, middle-period, and late Beethoven quartets which run the gamut of expression. You can also listen to the live broadcast on WXXI Classical 91.5, hosted by Mona Seghatoleslami.
The Amenda Quartet will perform "A Beethoven Sampler" on Wednesday, October 21, at Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 North Plymouth Avenue. 12:05 p.m. Free. amendaquartet.org.