If hip, eclectic string quartets are your thing, go hear the four young Parisians of the Ebène Quartet, who'll do Mozart, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky this Friday at the Jorgensen Center. It's tough to stand out among the throngs of hotshot chamber players these days; the Ebène-ers do it through incredible musicianship and an interesting repertoire, which includes jazz and rock. That's not to say, however, that they've abandoned the canon — their 2006 Haydn CD was critically acclaimed, along with their recordings of Debussy, Ravel and Fauré string quartets, for which they won a Gramophone award. UConn prof Glenn Stanley gives a pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m., if you're really enthused.
April 19, 7:30 p.m., concert talk at 6:45 p.m., $34, $36, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road, Storrs, (860) 486-4226, jorgensen.uconn.edu.