The 24th annual Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival kicks off Sunday, March 12, with a little Mozart in the afternoon.

Mozart’s wonderful Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano and Winds opens the eight-day festival of chamber music that features the family affair of the Jupiter String Quartet — sisters violinist Meg and violist Liz Freivogel, violinist Nelson Lee and cellist Daniel McDonough, Meg’s husband — and a quintet of wind instrumentalists.

The festival, a cornerstone of the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, runs through March 19. Concerts are at the Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S. Church Ave.

Here’s the festival by the numbers.

24 — Years that the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music has been hosting the event.

15 — Musicians descending upon Tucson.

19 — Works to be performed.

17 — Composers represented.

5 — Woodwind players.

5 — Concerts.

2 — World premieres.

Contact reporter Cathalena E. Burch at or 573-4642. On Twitter @Starburch

I cover music for the Arizona Daily Star.