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, June 5, 2015 
Face the Music’s Quartet: This Side Up

Paris Lavidis, violin
Gabriello Lewis, violin
Amelia Krinke, viola
Boubacar Diallo, trading cello
Jonah Kernis, trading cello

Works by Lavidis, Krinke, Bayolo, Riley, Sculthorpe

Saturday, June 6, 2015 

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

Works by Farris, Jones, Lawson, Kline, Lee, Hu, Friel

Friday, June 12, and Saturday, June 13, 2015

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

Works by Beethoven, Lawson, Farris, Dohnányi, Ibert

Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20, 2015
Raja & Ralph

Ralph Farris, viola*
Raja Rahman, piano

Works by Hindemith, Pärt, Shostakovitch, Carter, Farris

Friday, June 26, and Saturday, June 27, 2015
Lawler & Fadoul

Zara Lawler, flute
Paul J. Fadoul, marimba

Works by Bach, Gershwin, Etezady, Hoover, Piazzolla

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.