Chamber music will meet “Pulp Fiction” on Tuesday, when the French musicians who call themselves Quatuor Ebene give a concert Tuesday under the auspices of the Buffalo Chamber Music Society. Formed in 1999, Quatuor Ebene – the name means “ebony” – plays the classics but also likes to explore the fringes of classical music, often reaching into the realm of jazz. The New York Times has praised them as “a string quartet that can easily morph into a jazz band.”
Their concert here in Buffalo begins with Haydn’s Quartet in F minor, Op. 20, No. 5; and continues with Bartok’s Quartet No. 4. Then the musicians start the off-roading, with music drawn from the jazz repertoire. Some of it remains a secret, but sources say that the night will include their arrangement of music from the movie “Pulp Fiction.” (Other jazz that the musicians have explored includes Chick Corea’s “Spain” and “Someday My Prince Will Come,” from Disney’s “Snow White.”)
The performance starts at 8 p.m., but arrive early for a preconcert discussion of this unusual repertoire. The concert takes place in the Mary Seaton Room of Kleinhans Music Hall. Admission is $20. Call 462-4939.
– Mary Kunz Goldman