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 March and April performances are from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

MAY 2018

Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5
riverrun
John Ragusa, flute
Jeremy Wall, piano
Works by Wall, Jarrett, Shorter, Gismonti, Lyra

Friday, May 11 
ETHEL
Ralph Farris, viola
Dorothy Lawson, cello
Corin Lee, violin
Kip Jones, violin
Works by Farris, Lawson, Lee, Jones, Joplin, Morricone

Friday, May 11
WolfGang Trio
Mia Bramel, piano
Layla Rafimayeri, cello
Amal Biskin, violin
Works by Piazzola, Rachmaninoff and Fanny Mendelssohn

Saturday, May 12
ETHEL
Ralph Farris, viola
Dorothy Lawson, cello
Corin Lee, violin
Kip Jones, violin
Works by Farris, Lawson, Lee, Jones, Joplin, Morricone

Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19
Raja & Ralph
Ralph Farris*, viola, violin
Raja Rahman, piano
Works by Farris, Prokofiev, Franck, Piazzolla and Talbot

Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26
A Bratsche Idea
Ralph Farris*, viola
Stephanie Griffin, viola
Jessica Meyer, viola
Isabel Hagen, viola
Works by Griffin, Meyer, Grill, Farris, Kline, and Faure

*Denotes members of ETHEL

JUNE 2018

Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2
ETHEL
Ralph Farris, viola
Dorothy Lawson, cello
Corin Lee, violin
Kip Jones, violin
Works by Farris, Lawson, Lee, Jones, Shekhar, Zarvos

Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9
The Next Festival of Emerging Artists
Peter Askim, Artistic Director
Works by Glass, Prokofiev, Bartók, Askim and Meyer

Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16
ETHEL
Ralph Farris, viola
Dorothy Lawson, cello
Corin Lee, violin
Kip Jones, violin
Works by Farris, Lawson, Lee, Jones, Childs, Zhao

Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23
Gookin-Loggins Duo
Allison Loggins-Hull, flute
Amanda Gookin, cello
Works by Shaw, Joachim, Villa-Lobos, Piazolla

Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30
The Gathering
Frank Cassara, percussion
Ralph Farris*, fiddles
Margaret Lancaster, flute
Eleonor Sandresky, piano
Works by Cassara, Farris, Sandresky, Schickele and Toovey

*Denotes members of ETHEL