Formed in New York, N.Y., in 2005, the four musicians that make up the acclaimed Escher String Quartet take their inspiration from the artist they’re named for. M.C. Escher was known for his complex paintings that featured mind-boggling and paradoxical concepts. Moving these principles from a visual to aural medium has given the Escher String Quartet a reputation for dazzling interplay within a cohesive and moving artistic expression. The group has played the world over, from Paris to Beijing, and even performed on the BBC a few years back. Now they bring stirring classical music to the North Bay courtesy of the Mill Valley Chamber Music Society, Sunday, Feb. 23, at Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church. 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley. 5pm. $15—$30. 415.381.4453.