THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

PRESENTS “DATE NIGHT” FEATURING

ETHEL & FRIENDS

ETHEL and Friends is a music series lovingly programmed for “Date Night” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Petrie Court Café in the Carroll and Milton Petrie European Sculpture Court, by The Petrie Court Café’s Resident Ensemble, ETHEL.

Petrie Court Café “Date Night” Artists perform 3 sets on Fridays and Saturdays:

6 PM, 7 PM and 8 PM

ABOUT ETHEL

ETHEL is one of the most acclaimed ensembles in contemporary music. With an eye to tradition and an ear to the future, the quartet is a leading force in concert music’s re-engagement with musical vernaculars, fusing diverse performance practices into a vibrant, engaging sound. ETHEL and ETHEL members perform regularly at the Petrie Court Café, and they welcome celebrated friends to the series–such luminaries as JP Jofre, Alexis Michelle, Kaki King, Allison Loggins-Hull and Raja Rahman.

ETHEL & FRIENDS SERIES CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER 16TH & 17TH

The Met’s Pick

This weekend’s artists will be selected by The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

SEPTEMBER 23RD & 24TH

The Court Trio

Performing the music of Dohnányi, Ching-chu Hu, Beethoven and HyeKyung Lee.

Laura Andrade

Ralph Farris

Lavinia Pavlish

SEPTEMBER 30TH & OCTOBER 1ST

The Harlem Chamber Players

Performing the music of (a.k.a. Chevalier de Saint-Georges), William Grant Still, W.A. Mozart Antonín Dvořák, Jessie Montgomery and Paquito D’Rivera

Claire Chan

William Frampton

Ashley Horne

Wayne Smith

OCTOBER 7TH & 8TH

ETHEL

Performing the infectiously engaging music of ETHEL members, as well as audience favorites by the group’s eclectic crew of contemporary composers

Ralph Farris, viola

Kip Jones, violin

Dorothy Lawson, cello

Corin Lee, violin

Stay tuned. More dates to be announced.

ETHEL at THE MET

ETHEL has been in Residence at The Met for over a decade– originally on the Balcony Bar, and for the past two years in the virtual realm, producing The Met’s celebrated “Balcony Bar from Home” series where the group presented weekly celebrations of ETHEL’s wide world of music, featuring collaborations with an extraordinary collection of guest artists from Svjetlana Bukvich to Jarrett & Raja; from Layale Chaker to Rhett Price; from Ron Carter to Todd Rundgren.

Visit ETHEL’s YouTube Channel, featuring a playlist of some of ETHEL’s classic BBfH offerings.

Here is a sampling: