“For nearly 18 years…ETHEL has been exploding the boundaries of conventional quartet music by combining its classical training with rock ’n’ roll enthusiasm and musical traditions from around the world.” – New Orleans Advocate
Pre-show Talk with Artist in Hall at 6:30pm
At the heart of ETHEL, the acclaimed New York City-based contemporary music quartet, is a collaborative ethos—a quest for a common creative expression that is forged in the celebration of community. Founded nearly 20 years ago, the group conceives, commissions, produces, and performs rich multimedia concert works and has released several acclaimed albums. The ensemble brings its collaborative discoveries to audiences through multi-dimensional musical repertoire and community engagement. They’ll be performing a program called “Blue Dress” which pays homage to the brilliant, gorgeous, and masterful women who are making their musical mark on the 21st century. Full of creativity, composers like Anna Clyne, Missy Mazzoli, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Wolfe, are, through their own voices, warriors and champions of music today.