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.

SEPTEMBER 2018

August 31 – September 1
Dorothy & Yelena
Dorothy Lawson, cello*
Yelena Grinberg, piano
Works by Bach, Beethoven, Faure

September 7 – 8
ETHEL
Ralph Farris, viola
Dorothy Lawson, cello
Corin Lee, violin
Kip Jones, violin
Works by Farris, Lawson, Lee, Jones, Joplin

September 14 – 15
ETHEL
Ralph Farris, viola
Dorothy Lawson, cello
Corin Lee, violin
Kip Jones, violin
Works by Farris, Lawson, Lee, Jones, Zhao

September 21 – 22
Trakt
Alexandrina Boyanova, violin
Issei Herr, cello
Works by Ravel, Kodaly, Martinu and Ligeti

September 28 – 29
ETHEL
Ralph Farris, viola
Dorothy Lawson, cello
Corin Lee, violin
Kip Jones, violin
Works by Farris, Lawson, Lee, Jones, Kline

OCTOBER 2018

October 5
ETHEL
Ralph Farris, viola
Dorothy Lawson, cello
Corin Lee, violin
Kip Jones, violin
Works by Farris, Lawson, Lee, Jones, Childs

October 6
Quartetto Tomassini
Patrisa Tomassini, violin
Lorenza Ponce, violin
Ina Paris, viola
Nelly Rocha, cello
Works by Piazzolla, Gardel, Gershwin, Machin

October 12 – 13
Ensemble Connect
Siwoo Kim, violin
Meagan Turner, viola
Arlen Hlusko, cello
Ha Young Jung, bass
Works by Chan Ka Nin, Ning Kam, Carter Brey, Ravel, Dohnanyi, Rossini

October 19 – 20
Raja & Ralph
Ralph Farris, viola*
Raja Rahman, piano
Works by Glass, Farris, Bach & Beethoven

October 26 – 27
riverrun
John Ragusa, flute
Jeremy Wall, piano
Works by Wall, Jarrett, Shorter, Gismonti, Lyra

*denotes members of ETHEL