On Friday, October 26, 2018 one of America’s most adventurous string quartets, ETHEL featured Ralph Farris on viola, Kip Jones and Corin Lee on violin, and Dorothy Lawson on cello at Crowell Concert Hall. The group formed in New York City in 1998, and are heirs to the likes of the Kronos Quartet. At Wesleyan, they joined forces with GRAMMY Award-winning Taos Pueblo flutist and Native American instrument maker Robert Mirabal to present The River (2016), an evening of music inspired by water and its essential role in life on Earth.
ETHEL and Robert Mirabal discussed their collaboration, the making of The River, and play selections during a free lecture/demonstration on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 4:30pm in Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall 003 (Daltry Room), 60 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown.
Photos by Richard Marinelli. Click here to view the full album on Flickr.