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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Though he was strictly a "panpipes and lyres" kind of guy, Plato was spot on about music: "Music," he said, "gives ... wings to the mind, flight to the imagination." Ars Lyrica Houston, the acclaimed ensemble dedicated to music of the 17th and 18th centuries, explores the connection between flights of notes and aerial acrobatics in its latest concert, Flying High. French and Italian baroque chamber works animate this season opener, including G. F. Handel's evocative Tra le fiamme featuring French-Italian soprano Céline Ricci and viola da gambist Mary Springfels. Escape gravity's pull -- in your imagination at least -- during this airy musical meditation at Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. 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.