A concert not to miss

What began in 1999 as a distraction in the university’s practice rooms for the four young French musicians has become a trademark of the Quatuor Ebène, and has generated lasting reverberations in the music scene. The four breathe new life into chamber music through their consistently direct, open-minded perspective on the works. The quartet’s concerts are marked by charismatic playing, a fresh approach to tradition and an open engagement with new forms, yet the fundamental classical repertoire for string quartet remains the quartet’s cornerstone, especially the quartets of Beethoven.

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There is no single word that describes their style: they’ve created their own. Their traditional repertoire does not suffer from their engagement with other genres; rather, their free association with diverse styles brings a productive excitement to their music. From the beginning, the complexity of their oeuvre has been greeted enthusiastically by audiences and critics.

The Ebène’s CDs , featuring recordings of Haydn, Bartok, Debussy, Fauré, Mozart and the Mendelssohn siblings have won numerous awards, including the Gramophone Award.

The evening’s program includes:

- Ludwig van Beethoven - Quartet in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1

- Gabriel Fauré - Quartet in E Minor, Op. 121

- Ludwig van Beethoven - Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131, No. 14

Tickets for this concert are available online and at the door.

Prices are $35 for General Admission, $18 for Young New Orleanians (under 35), and free for students with ID.

Last modified on 25/04/2019

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