MET RESIDENCY

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 re-engagement 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.

All performances are from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

JANUARY 2019

January 4 – 5
JP Jofre’s Hard Tango Chamber Band
JP Jofre, bandoneon
Ralph Farris, viola*
Pablo Cafici, piano
Performing original compositions and works by Aníbal Troilo, Leopoldo Federico and Astor Piazzolla

January 11 – 12
Fernando Otero, piano
Performing works by Angel Villoldo, Ariel Ramirez, Alberto Ginastera and Patricio Villarejo

January 18 – 19
ETHEL
Ralph Farris, viola
Dorothy Lawson, cello
Kip Jones, violin
Corin Lee, violin
Performing original compositions

January 25 – 26
Hayk Arsenyan, piano
Performing works by Antonio Soler, Francis Poulenc, Sergey Rachmaninoff and Komitas

FEBRUARY 2019

February 1 – 2
ETHEL
Ralph Farris, viola
Dorothy Lawson, cello
Kip Jones, violin
Corin Lee, violin
Performing original compositions

February 8 – 9
Erhu & Cello Duo
Wang Guowei, erhu
Michael Katz, cello
Performing contemporary works by Zhou Long, Lei Liang, Yang Yong, and original arrangements inspired by traditional Chinese classical and folk music

February 15 – 16
Trio CoRaDo
Ralph Farris, viola*
Dorothy Lawson, cello*
Corin Lee, violin*
Performing original compositions

February 22-23
Ensemble Connect
Brian Hong, violin
Gergana Haralampieva, violin
Meagan Turner, viola
Ari Evan, cello
Performing works by Florence Price, Anton Webern, Aleksandra Vrebalov and more

*denotes members of ETHEL