ETHEL and Friends


Ralph Farris, viola
Kip Jones, violin
Dorothy Lawson, cello
Corin Lee, violin

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, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, 2015
Raja & Ralph

Ralph Farris, viola*
Raja Rahman, piano

Works by Hindemith, Pärt, Shostakovitch, Farris

Friday, July 31, and Saturday, August 1, 2015
JP Jofre's Hard Tango Chamber Band

JP Jofre, bandoneon
Amy Kang, cello
Pablo Cafici, piano

Works by Jofre, Piazzolla, Bach

Friday, August 7, and Saturday, August 8, 2015
TransAtlantic Duo

Evelyn Ulex, piano
Pablo Lavandera, piano

Works by Satie, Debussy, Piazzolla

Friday, August 14, and Saturday, August 15, 2015

John Ragusa, flute
Jeremy Wall, piano

Works by Wall, Jarrett, Shorter, Gismonti, Lyra

Friday, August 21, and Saturday, August 22, 2015

Ralph Farris, viola*
Dorothy Lawson, cello*
Corin Lee, violin*

Works by Carter, Ibert, Beethoven, Farris, Lawson

Friday, August 28, and Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ralph Farris, viola*
Dorothy Lawson, cello*
Corin Lee, violin*

Works by Carter, Bartók, Beethoven, Lawson, Farris

Programs are subject to change.

* Denotes member of ETHEL

Above: Photo of ETHEL by Erin Patrice O'Brien

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.

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Featuring: The Return, Vijay Iyer, Chiara String Quartet, Tan Dun, William Kentridge, and more.

View the fall 2015 brochure.