Genre-Crossing Ebène Quartet: Fin-de-Siecle Paris
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The last date listed for Ebène Quartet: Fin-de-Siecle Paris was Friday April 15, 2011 / 8:00pm.
Currently at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts - Zilkha Hall:
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Welcome spring with A Baroque Wedding Feast from the Grammy-nominated music ensemble Ars Lyrica Houston. The season finale program features Baroque favorites including two beautiful Bach cantatas and a rollicking Telemann suite. You'll also hear Pachelbel's Canon in D, a wedding staple that has been adapted and sampled by everyone from the Pet Shop Boys to Coolio. ALH will be joined by magnificent soprano Meghan Lindsey for the performance and there will be a pre-concert lecture from Professor Tanya Kevorkian, an expert on the Baroque period. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
“Their playing was secure, alive, rich-toned, and profoundly musical … Their performance of the Ravel Quartet was a riot of nuance, sometimes raptly lyrical and sometimes swingingly rhythmic…They seem bound for greatness” —The New Yorker_, One of 10 memorable performances of 2009
“Beautifully crafted performances….intense concentration and flair [in Fauré]..elation and rhythmic zest [in Debussy].” —_Sunday Telegraph
Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
Fauré: String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 121
Ravel: String Quartet in F Major
Pierre Colombet, violin; Gabriel Le Magadure, violin; Mathieu Herzog, viola; Raphaël Merlin, cello
The name Ebene (pronounced ay-ben) is the French word for ebony — the wood used in the fingerboards of their instruments, but also in clarinets (when Stravinsky wrote a jazzy piece featuring clarinet, he called it the Ebony Concerto). For the Ebène Quartet, the word is reminiscent of the great African-American music tradition that they tackle with such obvious relish.
The group mixes jazz and rock pieces into its classical concerts.