Named in 2009 “Newcomer of the Year” by BBC Music Magazine, the Ebène Quartet has very quickly joined the top ranks of string quartets. A debut tour of the U.S., participation in the recent Haydn cycle at London’s Wigmore Hall, appearances throughout Europe, and a multi-award winning CD have brought it considerable and enthusiastic notice within the span of only a few years.
The young French musicians share an interest in other genres of music – including jazz, pop, soul and rock – that has found expression in their most recent recording, Fiction. Its eclectic mix of standards, Beatles’ songs, and themes from film scores is the model for the second half of the Ebène’s concert program. Moving from the intensity of Mozart’s Quartet in D Minor to the gentle lyricism of the famous “Notturno” in Borodin’s second String Quartet and ending with exuberant improvisations and arrangements of popular songs, the group reveals “the other Ebène” and the impressive range of its talents.
Quartet in D Minor
Quartet No. 2 in D Major
||Jazz and Pop Standards, reimagined by the Ebène Quartet
“Their performance ... was a riot of nuance, sometimes raptly lyrical and sometimes swingingly rhythm ... the Ebène revealed that they don't take themselves too seriously. They seem bound for greatness all the same.” –Alex Ross, The New Yorker
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Music at Convocation Hall
Music at Convocation Hall presents a classic series celebrating the talents of teaching faculty members of the University of Alberta’s Department of Music alongside some of the world’s leading visiting artists. In March, MACH presents:
Kilburn Memorial Concert
AFIARA STRING QUARTET
Saturday, March 3, 2012
The all-Canadian Afiara String Quartet, the 2011/2012 Visiting Quartet in Residence, performs works by Beethoven, Nielsen & Sibelius. Winner of many awards and top prizes at several international competitions, the Afiara balances a lively interest in new works with deep insight into core classical repertoire.
German Baroque Chorale Partitas
MARNIE GIESBRECHT, organ
Friday, March 9, 2012
Italian dance suites, opera arias, French overtures, clavecin music and all the keyboard styles of the day informed and influenced the colourful, often virtuosic variations contained in Baroque chorale partitas. Marnie Giesbrecht performs works by Böhm, Walther, Bach and Krapf on the 1978 Casavant Organ and the 2011 Louder positive organ (Gerhard Krapf Memorial Organ).
Connected: Celebrating Three Pivotal Composers
JACQUES DESPRÉS, piano
Friday, March 23, 2012
Professor of Piano in the Department of Music at the University of Alberta, Jacques Després is an acclaimed international soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. He performs works by Beethoven, Liszt and Debussy in a program that notes the connections that linked these three great composers.
MACH ticket prices:
$20 adults | $15 seniors | $10 students | $60 season flex pass
Tickets available at the door on the evening of the performance only.
Concerts take place at:
U of A Campus
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