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.
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The award-winning contemporary music group known as Musiqa, now in its second decade of providing innovative performances melding modern music, dance, poetry, theater, film and the visual arts, closes out its latest major concert season with Time in Motion. Along with pieces by composers Guillaume Connesson, Marc-André Dalbavie and Mason Bates, the evening also features Houston's groundbreaking modern-dance company NobleMotion, with a work set to an original score by Musiqa composer Pierre Jalbert, and the film Big Bang Big Boom by Blu, courtesy of the Houston Cinema Arts Society. 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” —<em>The New Yorker</em>, One of 10 memorable performances of 2009
- “Beautifully crafted performances….intense concentration and flair [in Fauré]..elation and rhythmic zest [in Debussy].” —<em>Sunday Telegraph</em>
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.