ETHEL and Friends


Ralph Farris, viola
Tema Watstein, violin
Kip Jones, violin
Dorothy Lawson, cello

ETHEL and Friends is a music series specifically designed for the Museum's Balcony Bar.

ETHEL is one of the most acclaimed string quartets in the contemporary classical field. With an eye on tradition and an ear to the future, ETHEL is a leading force in concert music's reengagement with musical vernaculars, fusing diverse traditions into a vibrant sound. Expect familiar classical tunes mixed with a fair share of the group's signature, cutting-edge repertoire. Guest artists and collaborators will also make periodic appearances. Relax and enjoy cocktails and appetizers while looking out over the majestic Great Hall.

Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29, 2014
The Larch Ensemble

Ralph Farris, viola*
Stephen Gosling, piano
Works by Shostakovich, Farris, Hindemith, Einhorn, Telemann

Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6, 2014
American Modern Ensemble

Robin Zeh, violin
Arash Amini, cello
Stephen Gosling, piano
Works by Adler, Copland, Ives, Mellits, Paterson, Zwilich

Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13, 2014

Ralph Farris, viola*
Kip Jones, violin*
Dorothy Lawson, cello*
Tema Watstein, violin*
Works by Lawson, Glass, Jones, Childs, Gubaidalina, Farris

Friday, December 19 and Saturday, December 20, 2014

Ralph Farris, viola*
Kip Jones, violin*
Dorothy Lawson, cello*
Tema Watstein, violin*
Works by Jones, Childs, Gubaidalina, Lawson, Farris, Byron

Friday, December 26 and Saturday, December 27, 2014
JP Jofre's Hard Tango Chamber Band

JP Jofre, bandoneón
Fung Chern Hwei, violin
Miho Hazama, piano
Works by Piazzolla, Troilo, Jofre

Programs are subject to change.

* Denotes member of ETHEL

Image above: Photo of ETHEL by Stephanie Berger

Free with Museum admission

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Balcony Lounge

Exclusively for Members at the Sustaining level and above, this new space offers a delicious menu of beverages and light snacks.

C&L brochure

Featuring: Artist in Residence The Civilians, Attacca Quartet, Ryoji Ikeda's Superposition, John Zorn, Salif Keita, Cory Arcangel, Christopher Taylor, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Anna Wintour, and more.

View the 2014–15 season brochure.