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.

MARCH 2020

March 6 – 7
Staller String Players
Manaka Matsumoto, violin
Hsuan Lee, viola
Sarah Ghandour, cello
Performimg works by Bach, Mozart,
Beethoven and Schubert

March 13 – 14
JP Jofre’s Hard Tango Chamber Band
Steven Beck, piano
Seunghee Lee, clarinet
JP Jofre, bandoneón
Performing works by Jofre-Romarion,
Piazzolla and Messiaen

March 21 – 22
Alexandrina Boyanova, violin
Issei Herr, cello
Performing works by Bach, Haydn, Mozart,
Beethoven, Gliere, Goddard, Hoffmeister

March 27 – 28
Performing original compositions

APRIL 2020

April 3 – 4
Performing original compositions

April 10
Emily Manzo, piano
Nelson Ojeda, piano
Performing Spanish Dances by Granados, Albeniz,
de Falla, and Turina, and pieces by Lecuona, Maria Szymanovska, Angelica Negron, Schubert and Fanny Mendelssohn

April 11
Nelson Ojeda, piano
Brian Ford, violin
Kate Dillingham, cello
Performing works by Beethoven, Lily Boulanger
and Florence Price

April 17 – 18
Dana Lyn, violin
Mike McGinnis, clarinet/bass clarinet
Peter Apfelbaum, piano
Performing original compositions and original arrangements of Bach and Brahms

April 24 – 25