Sybarite5 plays classical and rock at Live Oak, Thu.
Sybarite5 plays classical and rock at Live Oak, Thu.

Widely divergent kinds of music will be arranged for stringed instruments at two different performances this week. First, TCU Cello Ensemble will feature 11 cellists and one harpsichordist playing music arranged for their forces, ranging from Barber’s Adagio for Strings to the overture for Verdi’s opera La Forza del Destino. Most fascinating promises to be the 10th entry in Vivaldi’s L’estro Armonico, a suite of 12 concertos originally written for one, two, or four violins.

The next evening, Cliburn Sessions returns to the Near Southside with Sybarite5. This string quintet, which traces its origins to the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, made a splash three years ago with a debut recording that contained arrangements of Piazzolla tangos and Radiohead songs, as well as compositions written specially for them. (Surely, it didn’t hurt that the musicians are young and good-looking.) No word yet on what they’ll be performing — the group likes to make up its set list on the spot — but the setting of The Live Oak should make for a stimulating classical evening.

[box_info]TCU Cello Ensemble plays 7pm Wed at Ed Landreth Auditorium, 2800 S University Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-257-7602. • Sybarite5 plays at 8pm Thu at The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge, 1311 Lipscomb St, FW. Tickets are $20. Call 817-926-0968.[/box_info]