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 2020

January 3
Emily Manzo, piano
Performing works inspired by the exhibition
Making Marvels: Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe

January 4
Emily Manzo, piano
Ian Riggs, upright bass
Performing works inspired by the exhibition
Making Marvels: Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe

January 10 – 11
The Larch Soloists
Corin Lee, violin and electronics*
Performing original works

January 17 – 18
ETHEL
Performing original compositions

January 24 – 25
ETHEL
Performing original compositions

January 31
ETHEL
Performing original compositions

FEBRUARY 2020

February 1
Transatlantic Piano Duo
Pablo Lavandera, piano
Evelyn Ulex, piano
Performing works by Barber, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla

February 7 – 8
The Larch Soloists
Corin Lee, violin and electronics*
Performing original works

February 14 – 15
TBA

February 21 – 22
ETHEL
Robert Mirabal, Native American flutes
Performing original compositions inspired by The Great Hall Commission: Kent Monkman, “mistikôsiwak (Wooden Boat People)”

February 28 – 29
The Larch Soloists
Corin Lee, violin and electronics*
Performing original works

 

*Denotes members of ETHEL