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Ébène String Quartet


Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 6:00 PM EST


Richardson Auditorium Stage in Alexander Hall


These concerts are sold only as a single ticket events.  Use the link below to purchase tickets, or call the box office at 609-258-9220. Seating is not assigned and will be on the stage of Alexander Hall and the capacity is limited so buy your tickets early.  We expect these concerts to sell out.

Tickets:  $25 General / $10 Students.

Concert #1 at 6PM (classical repertoire): The 6pm performance is sold out.  Please consider buying tickets to the 9pm performance.  Any turned back tickets will be sold at the box office at Richardson Auditorium at 5PM on the night of the concert.
Concert #2 at 9PM (jazz repertoire): BUY TICKETS NOW>

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About the Event

Pierre Colombet, Violin • Gabriel Le Magadure, Violin • Adrien Boisseau, Viola • Raphaël Merlin, Cello

“Someday My Prince Will Come” says the Disney song. He will indeed, on March 9, and he’s bringing three other princes with him. They are the virtuosos of the Ébène Quartet, whose concert on our season last year was unforgettable.  They are four Frenchmen known for moving seamlessly and with élan between classical and jazz (“Jazzical”?), enriching performances of each with the magic of the other. “A string quartet that can easily morph into a jazz band,” lauded The New York Times, and in praising their recent Carnegie Hall performance of a Schumann Quartet, The Times said the finale “took on a decidedly jazzy swing.” The Boston Globe hails the Quartet’s non-classical fare as “exciting and ear-opening.” With one program devoted to classical music and a second one devoted to jazz, you might hear some Miles Davis or, in a nod to a local boy, a moving take on Bruce Springsteen’s Streets of Philadelphia, performed with instrumental majesty and surprisingly princely vocals.

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Two one-hour concerts, offered in the round on the stage of Alexander Hall in Richardson Auditorium

Back by popular demand are the four members of the astounding Ébène Quartet. Come for the gavotte, but stay for the lindy-hop: these remarkable chameleons will begin the evening with an all-French program from the traditional string quartet literature of Debussy and Dutilleux at 6pm, but will then transform Richardson stage into the Cotton Club with pieces from their collection of jazz favorites at 9pm.

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