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, October 3 and Saturday, October 4, 2014
The Larch Ensemble

Ralph Farris, violin & viola*
Dorothy Lawson, cello*
Stephen Gosling, piano
Works by Mozart, Farris, Hindemith, Bloch, Woolf

Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11, 2014
Pipeline Collective

Jessica Meyer, viola
Florent Ghys, bass
Beata Moon, piano
Works by Meyer, Ghys, Moon

Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ralph Farris, viola*
Kip Jones, violin*
Dorothy Lawson, cello*
Works by Jones, Farris, Mirabal, Childs

Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 2014
Chung Vinnitsky Trio

Junah Chung, viola
Pavel Vinnitsky clarinet
Anna Vinnitsky, piano
Works by Copland, Brahms, Schumann, Muczyinsky, Kupferman

Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1, 2014

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

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.