Photo: Richard Houghton
I'm not typically one to find myself in a chamber hall, nor am I one to actively seek out a performance of a quartet. When opportunity finds me, however, I revel in the acoustics of a well designed music hall that would make Fibonacci proud, allowing the sounds of the instruments to pulse through me and take over my thoughts for a few hours. The Takács Quartet, as the first performance of the Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake's season, was certainly no exception to this indulgence. The string instruments bathed my ears throughout the night with smooth, structured sounds that calmed my anxious thoughts and perked my curiosity.