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Ébène String Quartet


Thursday, March 31, 2022, 7:30 PM EDT


Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall


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They give the impression of having been born into this music, breathing its rarefied air and yet making each work a unique, compelling listening experience.”


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About the Event

In the summer of 1960, composer Dmitri Shostakovich wrote a string quartet in the span of just three days while in Dresden, a city that had been completely destroyed by firebombing towards the end of World War II. Hear this important music, which he dedicated “in memory of victims of fascism and war,” at this pivotal moment in our history, performed by one of the most beloved string quartets to appear on our series in the past decade. Back to the United States after their monumental tour recording the complete Beethoven quartets across six continents, the Ébène String Quartet brings their “super and intensely focused” (The New York Times) sound to a program that also includes the first of Mozart’s string quartets dedicated to Haydn, as well as a work by Brahms that the composer deemed “the tenderest and most impassioned I have ever written.”

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Pierre Colombet Violin

Gabriel Le Magadure Violin

Marie Chilemme Viola

Raphaël Merlin Cello


  • Mozart

    String Quartet No. 14 in G Major, K. 387

  • Shostakovich

    String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110

  • Brahms

    String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat Major, Op. 67

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