Chilly Strings of Winter

In its first concert of the new year, the Takács Quartet plays the Folly Theater (300 West 12th Street, 816-474-4444) tonight. In 2009, the brilliant, hard-touring Colorado group commemorated the 200th anniversary of Joseph Haydn’s death with frequent performances of his works. It’s 2010, but why stop the party now? The father of the string quartet gets his due here this evening when his Opus 71 fills out a program bookended by early and late Beethoven (opuses 18 and 132, in C minor and A minor, respectively). After a 6:30 p.m. talk, the concert starts at 8. For tickets ($22-$35), see chambermusic.org or call 816-561-9999.

Sat., Jan. 9, 8 p.m., 2010