ETHEL and Friends


Ralph Farris, viola
Dorothy Lawson, cello
Kip Jones, violin
Cory 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, January 30, and Saturday, January 31, 2015

Ralph Farris, viola*
Dorothy Lawson, cello*
Kip Jones, violin*
Cory Lee, violin*
Works TBA

Friday, February 6, and Saturday, February 7, 2015
TransAtlantic Ensemble

Mariam Adam, clarinet
Evelyn Ulex, piano
with special guest Eric Silberger, violin
Work by Piazzolla, Troilo, Jofre, Del Aguila

Friday, February 13, and Saturday, February 14, 2015
JP Jofre's Hard Tango Chamber Band

JP Jofre, bandoneón
Rachel Lee Priday, violin
Amy Kang, cello
Yoni Levyatov, piano
Works by Piazzolla, Jofre, Bach

Friday, February 20, and Saturday, February 21, 2015
AME Trio

Eveline Kuhn, flute
Arash Amini, cello
Aaron Likness, piano
Works by Bach, Vivaldi, Pergolesi, Handel, Mozart

Friday, February 27, and Saturday, February 28, 2015

Ralph Farris, viola*
Dorothy Lawson, cello*
Kip Jones, violin*
Cory Lee, violin*
Works by Jones, Gubaidulina, Lawson, Hedges, Farris, Kline

Programs are subject to change.

* Denotes member of ETHEL

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.

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Featuring: The Civilians, John Zorn, La Celestina, Charles Lloyd, Oscar nominee Jóhann Jóhannsson, Donatella Versace, and more.

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