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Ebene Quartet

Fri - Nov 9, 2012 / 730 PM

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Ebène Quartet: A Concert Full of Surprises at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

Houston Friends of Chamber Music presents the Ebène Quartet in a versatile repertoire: jazz improvisations, film and pop music, and a favorite classical piece.

One of the most creative ensembles on the international chamber music scene today, the Ebène Quartet applies passionate intensity to all types of music. While the group’s name means ebony, reflecting what their violinist Gabriel Le Magadure calls “a love and respect for great African American jazz musicians,” it has become one of the top classical string quartets worldwide. In the Fall of 2010 they released the stunning jazz/pop/world music Fiction album (Virgin Classics) which hits the top of the charts and became an iTunes Best of 2011, NPR Top 10 Classical Albums of 2011, NPR Top 50 Albums of 2011 (All Genres).

No other quartet moves with such ease and enthusiasm between different styles.  Fiction is an eclectic mix of pieces ranging from The Beatles’ “Come Together” to Miles Davis’ “Nothing Personal,” including theme songs from American films like “Pulp Fiction” or “Streets of Philadelphia”, all of them arranged by the profusely creative quartet.  They will perform a 60-minute selection of pieces from their Fiction album in tandem with drummer Richard Héry and sound engineer Fabrice Planchat and, true to their taste for versatility, they will complete the program with one of their favorite classical pieces.


“A string quartet that can easily morph into a jazz band,”  -- The New York Times


“For a group to step outside their own genre and succeed is a rare thing.  To do it with such originality and verve is astonishing.” – Interlude


France's Ebène Quartet found a common thread from Mozart to Bruce Springsteen… “Fiction is a fresh melange of covers drawn from across genres.”  -- NPR


The Ebène Quartet Fiction concert will take place at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, Friday, November 9, 2012.  There will be two shows:  7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.


 Visit Ebene Quartets Website  Add:  Visit Houston Friends of Chamber Music website.


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