The Jewish Museum And Bang On A Can Present Julia Wolfe's String Quartets Performed By ETHELThe Jewish Museum And Bang On A Can Present Julia Wolfe's String Quartets Performed By ETHEL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum's 2018-2019 concert season, pairing innovative music with the Museum's exhibitions and showcasing leading female performers and composers, continues on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7:30pm. The acclaimed string quartet ETHEL performs the complete string quartets of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe: Dig Deep, Early that Summer, Four Marys, and Blue Dress. This is the first performance of all of Wolfe's string quartets at one time, on one stage. (more...)

BWW Review: ETHEL Captures the Spirit of Circus Through Soaring Strings at BAM Harvey TheaterBWW Review: ETHEL Captures the Spirit of Circus Through Soaring Strings at BAM Harvey Theater
by Cindy Sibilsky - Nov 17, 2018

ETHEL is comprised of Ralph Farris (viola), Kip Jones (violin), Dorothy Lawson (cello) and Corin Lee (violin) but when they come together their strings of a feather breathe as one. Perhaps two decades together has birthed such camaraderie, consistency and maturity with a good dash of daring and rebellious nature present in any typical twenty year old. Their sense of playfulness (with each other and the audience) is alive and well, but only becomes profound when teamed with their remarkable discipline and skill. Much like the circus artists -- they merely make it look easy when it is anything but. (more...)

String Quartet ETHEL Celebrates 20th Anniversary SeasonString Quartet ETHEL Celebrates 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

String quartet ETHEL, known for its enlivened playing and consistently groundbreaking redefinition of concert music, announces their landmark 20th anniversary season. Described as "an adventurous quartet with a rock band's zest" by The New York Times and deemed "a genre unto itself" by the Village Voice, ETHEL continues to set the standard for contemporary concert music. Celebrations begin with a June 20th benefit gala hosted by New Sound's John Schaefer, honoring ETHEL as well as fellow new music champions: Bang on a Can founders Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe. ETHEL's 2018-19 season offers the New York premiere of Circus: Wandering City at the 2018 BAM Next Wave Festival, along with continued touring of the group's signature works: The River and Documerica. (Please scroll below for more details and complete 2018-19 schedule of events.) (more...)

CIRCUS: WANDERING CITY Comes to the Asolo TheaterCIRCUS: WANDERING CITY Comes to the Asolo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Circus: Wandering City, created by ETHEL in partnership with The John and Mable Ringling Museum and directed by Grant McDonald, is a full-evening, multi-media performance program inspired by the heroes behind the magic of the Big Top. Performed seamlessly, the work combines stunning images and films from the Ringling's unmatched archives, complex projection design, and original music composed by members of the quartet. (more...)

ETHEL String Quartet Partners with Ringling Museum for CIRCUS - WANDERING CITY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

ETHEL, the renowned New York City-based string quartet, has announced Circus - Wandering City, an evening-length multimedia performance that explores the phenomenon of circus through the eyes and insights of people who have created its special thrills and illusions. Circus - Wandering City makes its world premiere in January 2018-the 250th anniversary of the modern circus-at The Ringling, a distinct non-profit entity that celebrates the history and the continuing evolution of this thriving art form. (more...)

String Quartet ETHEL Sets Winter/Spring 2017 Season with Stops at National Sawdust and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

ETHEL, the musically omnivorous string quartet The New York Times has described as "indefatigable and eclectic" and The Village Voice called "a genre unto itself," announces its upcoming winter/spring 2017 season, building on the group's artistry and collaborative vision. (more...)

Kyo-Shin-An Arts to Present KANRECKI SURPRISE at Tenri Cultural Institute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

'KANREKI SURPRISE', a concert celebrating the 60th Birthday of KSA's Artistic Director, Shakuhachi Grand Master James Nyoraku Schlefer, will be held on Today, September 17, 2016, 7:30 PM at the Tenri Cultural Institute. (more...)

Kyo-Shin-An Arts to Present KANRECKI SURPRISE at Tenri Cultural Institute
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

'KANREKI SURPRISE', a concert celebrating the 60th Birthday of KSA's Artistic Director, Shakuhachi Grand Master James Nyoraku Schlefer, will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016, 7:30 PM at the Tenri Cultural Institute. (more...)

Dominican University Screens ETHEL'S DOCUMERICA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2016

Dominican University's Performing Arts Center presents ETHEL's Documerica tonight, February 20th at 7:30 p.m. in the Lund Auditorium. (more...)

Dominican University to Screen ETHEL'S DOCUMERICA Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Dominican University's Performing Arts Center presents ETHEL's Documerica on Saturday, February 20th at 7:30 p.m. in the Lund Auditorium. (more...)

Brooklyn Music Venue National Sawdust Releases Complete Lineup for Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Composer Paola Prestini, the Creative and Executive Director of National Sawdust (NS), today announced programming for the non-profit's inaugural fall season in its new home-a $16 million, 13,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art chamber hall in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The performance and recording venue, designed by Brooklyn-based architecture firm Bureau V in the shell of century-old former sawdust factory, will provide composers and musicians a setting in which they can flourish, and a place where they are given commissioning support, mentoring and other critical resources essential to create, and then share, their work. For audiences-serious fans and casual listeners alike-the venue will be a place to discover genre-spanning music at accessible ticket prices. (more...)

The Miller Theatre's Composer Portraits Series Presents Missy Mazzoli Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues its Composer Portraits series with MISSY MAZZOLI featuring ETHEL, Mivos Quartet, Marnie Breckenridge, soprano, Jody Redhage, cello & voice, Nathan Schram, viola, and Robert Simonds, violin. Tonight, February 5, 2015, 8:00 p.m. at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University (2960 Broadway at 116th Street). Tickets: $20-$30 • Students with valid ID: $12-$18 (more...)

The Miller Theatre's Composer Portraits Series Presents MISSY MAZZOLI, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues its Composer Portraits series with MISSY MAZZOLI featuring ETHEL, Mivos Quartet, Marnie Breckenridge, soprano, Jody Redhage, cello & voice, Nathan Schram, viola, and Robert Simonds, violin. On Thursday, February 5, 2015, 8:00 p.m. at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University (2960 Broadway at 116th Street). Tickets: $20-$30 • Students with valid ID: $12-$18 (more...)

ETHEL Announces Winter/Spring 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

ETHEL, America's Groundbreaking Indie-Classical String Quartet, Announces Winter/Spring 2015 Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at String Quartet ETHEL at Denison University
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

GRANVILLE, Ohio—Denison University announces the launch of its first Ensemble-in-Residence program, a collaboration between the Department of Music and the Vail Series. The Ensemble-in-Residence program will engage the entire campus and the greater community in an exploration of music and other academic disciplines. The program will host the renowned string quartet ETHEL for the 2014-2015 academic year. (more...)

ETHEL Presents 10th Anniversary NACAP Events, Now thru 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The nationally acclaimed string quartet ETHEL commemorates a decade serving as the Ensemble-in-Residence of the Grand Canyon Music Festival's Native American Composer Apprentice Project (NACAP). Since 2005, ETHEL has been extending the gift of music to the underserved and rural communities of the Navajo and Hopi Indian reservations. To date, ETHEL's residency has impacted almost 18,000 students, premiered over 150 works by Native American children, and touched more than 15 schools throughout Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. (See below for more details.) (more...)

ETHEL Presents 10th Anniversary NACAP Events, 8/14-9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

The nationally acclaimed string quartet ETHEL commemorates a decade serving as the Ensemble-in-Residence of the Grand Canyon Music Festival's Native American Composer Apprentice Project (NACAP). Since 2005, ETHEL has been extending the gift of music to the underserved and rural communities of the Navajo and Hopi Indian reservations. To date, ETHEL's residency has impacted almost 18,000 students, premiered over 150 works by Native American children, and touched more than 15 schools throughout Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. (See below for more details.) (more...)

SPCO's Liquid Music Series Presents ETHEL 'Documerica' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Tonight, June 3rd, at Aria in Minneapolis, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music series, along with Schubert Club Mix and American Composers Forum, presents adventurous string quartet ETHEL performing Documerica, a multimedia presentation featuring new music from a wide range of composing talents. (more...)

Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo Performs at RARITAN RIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

The celebrated Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo will appear at the Raritan River Music Festival tonight, May 24. The Duo, in a collaboration with string quartet, ETHEL will perform a program of Raritan River commissioned works by Paul Moravec, Michael Karmon, and Dusan Bogdanovic. The concert will also include the music of Augusta Read Thomas in a celebration of her 50th birthday. Beginning at 7:30pm the concert will take place at the Clinton Presbyterian Church in Clinton, NJ. (more...)

SPCO's Liquid Music Series to Present ETHEL 'Documerica,' 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

On Tuesday, June 3rd, at Aria in Minneapolis, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music series, along with Schubert Club Mix and American Composers Forum, presents adventurous string quartet ETHEL performing Documerica, a multimedia presentation featuring new music from a wide range of composing talents. (more...)

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