QUATUOR ÉBÈNE

Passionate, direct, authentic, maverick.

ABOUT

This passionate, direct, authentic, and occasionally maverick quartet have created a style of their own, perfect for the composer inhabiting those same qualities: Beethoven. Marking their 20th anniversary in 2019, Quatuor Ebène have undertaken a project almost symphonic in scale: Beethoven Live Around the World.

In 2014 Quatuor Ebène were asked by Carnegie Hall to be THE one string quartet to play the Beethoven Cycle in their Hall in 2020 to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday. They accepted the invitation, but, characteristically taking it to the next level, they decided to perform and record the complete cycle live in concerts spread over six continents.

This concert is going to be a piece of Beethoven history; a moment when ‘Alle Menschen’ (all people – from his Ninth Symphony) are linked together around the world by these extraordinary string quartets, in a spirit of endeavour, creativity and humanity.

PROGRAMME

BEETHOVEN
String Quartet in G Major, op. 18 No. 2 (“Compliments”)
String Quartet in F Minor, op. 95 (“Serioso”)
String Quartet in E-flat Major, op. 74 (“Harp”)

THE MUSICIANS

Pierre Colombet Violin
Gabriel Le Magadure Violin
Marie Chilemme Viola
Raphaël Merlin Cello

MEDIA

INFORMATION

TOUR DATES
25 – 26 October 2019

DURATION
105 minutes including an interval

PRE-CONCERT EVENT
Yes, 45 minutes prior to performance

LOCATIONS
Wellington & Auckland

PRICE RANGE*
Full Price $37 to $90
Concession Price $32 to $74

*prices differ city to city and exclude ticketing and booking fees.

GENRE
Classical

WHEN AND WHERE

WELLINGTON

Fri 25 Oct at 7.30pm

Michael Fowler Centre

AUCKLAND

Sat 26 Oct at 7.30pm

The Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

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We’re pushing the concepts of chamber music to new heights with energising and exciting collaborations sitting side by side with the masterworks of the baroque, classical and romantic. Share with us in this diverse and spirited season of exquisite music.

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