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ETHEL | Performance
New York 2015 ISPA Congress

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ETHEL, performance at Dynamic Leadership: Creating the Future. View the full Schedule of Events.













Acclaimed as "unfailingly vital”(The New York Times), "downtown’s reigning string quartet” (The New Yorker), and "one of the most exciting quartets around” (Strad Magazine), ETHEL invigorates the contemporary music scene with exuberance, intensity, imaginative programming, and exceptional artistry. At the heart of ETHEL is a quest for creative expression forged in the celebration of community. As cultural and musical "pollinators,” the quartet brings its collaborative discoveries to audiences through multi-dimensional musical repertoire and community engagement. 

ETHEL performs adventurous music by celebrated contemporary composers such as Philip Glass, Julia Wolfe, Phil Kline, Andy Akiho, David Lang, John King, John Zorn, Steve Reich, Anna Clyne, Kenji Bunch, JacobTV, Don Byron, Marcelo Zarvos, Evan Ziporyn, Judd Greenstein, Terry Riley, Kimo Williams, and Mary Ellen Childs. 

ETHEL's 2014 - ‘15 season celebrates the diversity of regional American music, anchored by a national tour of the multi-media ETHEL’s Documerica, described by The New York Times as "new music bonding with old images in rich, provocative and moving ways.” ETHEL tours critically-acclaimed programs, ranging from a collaboration with guitar virtuoso Kaki King, to "Music of the Sun” with flutist Robert Mirabal, to "Grace,” featuring ETHEL's arrangements of music by Ennio Morricone and Jeff Buckley. ETHEL is Ensemble-in-Residence at Denison University and the Grand Canyon Music Festival and Resident Ensemble at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Balcony Bar.