There's good news for classical music lovers--and others. The first show of "The MACC Presents " season in 2014 kicks right off with a chamber music ensemble. France's Quatuor Ebne (Ebony Quartet) features four dynamic string players who excel in their classical repertoire, yet aren't afraid to stretch beyond the boundaries of that world.
They will perform in the McCoy Studio Theater on Friday, Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Hailed by The New York Times as "one of the stand-out quartets of the new generation," Ebne Quartet is distinguished by youth, open-mindedness and versatility. They have ridden a meteoric rise to the top, and are now among the world's most sought-after quartets.
Hailed by The New York Times as “one of the stand-out quartets of the new generation,” Ebène Quartet is distinguished by youth, open-mindedness and versatility.
There is no doubt that these musicians are imbued with the French aesthetic-- an elan that suits modern chamber music.
"This new generation of French musicians, their hearts full of passion for tradition, has been captivating audiences with great success, converting listeners into avid fans of the chamber music genre. The performances are so convincing, the stage presence so charismatic, that one cannot escape the spellbinding magic of these masterpieces," their bio reports.
Quatuor Ebne is known as a particularly creative ensemble on the international chamber music scene. Few others move with such ease and enthusiasm between different styles, especially with such talent, taste and integrity.
A New York Times critic praised them as "a string quartet that can easily morph into a jazz band," as he described how the four musicians first performed Haydn and Debussy, then launched into their own arrangement of the music from the movie Pulp Fiction, and then started improvising to Chick Corea's "Spain."
For a preview, listen to their music at www.quatuorebene.com.
Tickets for Quatuor Ebne are $40 and half-price for kids 12 and under.
Visit the MACC Box Office Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., call 242-SHOW (242-7469) or purchase online at MauiArts.org