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.

MAY 2019

April 26 – 27
ETHEL
Performing original compositions

May 3 – 4
Trio CoRaDo
Ralph Farris, viola*
Dorothy Lawson, cello*
Corin Lee, violin*
Performing original compositions

May 10 – 11
Trio CoRaDo
Ralph Farris, viola*
Dorothy Lawson, cello*
Corin Lee, violin*
Performing original compositions

May 17 – 18
JP Jofre’s Hard Tango Chamber Band
Jiin Yang, violin
Pablo Cafici, piano
J.P. Jofre, bandoneon
Performing original works and works by Troilo and Piazzolla

May 24 – 25
Esther Apituley, viola
Carlos Homs, piano
Performing works by Bach, Vieuxtemps, Hindemith, JacobTV, original works and improvisations

May 31
New York Youth Symphony
Chamber Music Program

Performing works by Dvorak,
Shostakovich, Turina and more

JUNE 2019

June 1
Reed Baskets
Andy Biskin, clarinet
Hideaki Aomori, clarinet
Mike McGinnis, clarinet
Sam Sadigursky, clarinet
Performing works by John Lennon, Frederick Loewe, Jelly Roll Morton,
Lou Reed, and Horace Silver

June 7 – 8
Merz Trio
Brigid Coleridge, violin
Julia Yang, cello
Lee Dionne, piano
Performing works by Haydn, Mozart, Suk, Schumann,
Schubert, Ravel, and Kapustin

June 14 – 25
ETHEL
Performing original works

June 21 – 22
ETHEL
Performing original works

June 28 – 29
Raja Rahman, piano
Performing works by Beethoven, Busoni, Bach, Debussy, and Schubert

*denotes members of ETHEL