Chamber music is written especially for small ensembles, but that doesn’t mean Chamber Music International is a small operation. CMI performances typically comprise a pianist and two to six musicians on stringed instruments, playing music from the likes of Brahms, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky. No two shows are alike, and not just because the pieces are changed out; the players are too. CMI brings in acclaimed musicians from around the world to keep interpretations fresh and to ensure the music of the great composers is played as intended—with virtuosic precision. Expect about half a dozen performances during the season—many of which are performed only once—split between SMU’s Caruth Auditorium and St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church in Richardson.