Our 100th anniversary season opens with a perennial Middlebury favorite, cellist Sophie Shao. Applauded by the New York Times for her “eloquent, powerful” interpretations, Shao has a gift for assembling impromptu chamber ensembles that are brimming with passion and talent. This season, she’s joined by violinists Jennifer Frautschi and Zachary DePue, violists Paul Neubauer and Che-Yen Chen, and cellist Fred Sherry for a program including Brahms’s Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major and Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht. Join us for a free, season-opening reception after the concert. A Nelson Fund event. Reserved seating. Tickets: $30 Public/25 Midd ID holders/10 Youth/6 Midd students