String Quartet Ethel's Fall Schedule

From ETHEL Central:

9.6: TEDxPhoenix Salon, Location TBA, AZ
9.24 – 9.29 Grand Canyon Music Festival/Native American Composers Apprenticeship Project (NACAP)
10.15: Music of the Sun w/ Robert Mirabal, Hampton, VA
10.21: Music of the Sun w/ Robert Mirabal, Stowe, VT
10.25: Present Beauty, San Diego, CA
10.26: Music of the Sun w/ Robert Mirabal, Cerritos, CA
10.28: Music of the Sun w/ Robert Mirabal, Tucson, AZ
11.3-11.5: Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre, NYC, NY
11.19: Present Beauty, Lawrence, KS

America’s Premier Post-Classical String Quartet, ETHEL,
Announces Fall 2011 Season

“Music of the Sun” featuring ETHEL + Robert Mirabal:
Grammy Award-winning Native American flutist Robert Mirabal joins ETHEL to create a cross-cultural contemporary music event. Using the instruments of the string quartet, Native American flutes (Tdoop – Pootse) and drums (Mooloo), as well as the spirited voices of students and community members, “Music of the Sun” is a program inspired by the sun mythologies of Native America. In many Native American cultures each day begins with “running to the sun” – a fusion of spiritual and physical discipline. This extraordinary collaboration grew out of the ETHEL/Mirabal work as part of ETHEL’s TruckStop® project, which premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2008.

10.15 All American Theatre, Hampton, VA
10.21 Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe, VT
10.26 Cerritos Center, Cerritos, CA
10.28 Centennial Hall, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

“Present Beauty” Continues to Inspire Audiences:
A hit during ETHEL’s 2010-11 season, the powerfully moving and visceral “Present Beauty” program continues its nationwide tour. Celebrating the concepts of Presence and Continuity, “Present Beauty” features the group’s own string quartet arrangement of Philip Glass’ score from The Hours. Additional works are drawn from ETHEL’s extensive body of fascinating and original material including compositions by Terry Riley, Mark Stewart, Huang Ruo, David Lang and Julia Wolfe.

10.25 The Loft at UCSD, San Diego, CA
11.19 Lied Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

2011 Artists-in-Residence at New York City’s Park Avenue Armory:
As the newly minted 2011 Artists-in-Residence at the Park Avenue Armory, ETHEL will present salon programs at the venerable venue. The 2011-12 season will include ETHEL at the Armory, a salon series, featuring snapshots and miniatures of touring programs and unique ETHEL collaborations not otherwise seen in New York. Programs TBA, drawing material from, but not limited to:
– Present Beauty
– Music of the Sun
– Speech Music: music of Scott Johnson, Jacob Ter Veldhuis and Steve Reich
– Documerica: music of Dick Connette, Kimo Williams, Jerod Impichaachaa’ha Tate and Ulysses Owens
– EG(o) — ETHEL and gutbucket, jazz-punk fusion octet
– ETHEL and Forrò in the Dark, Brazilian jazz-folk fusion
– ETHEL and Kaotic Drumline, Chicago-based drumline

Contemporary Dance Collaboration w/ Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre:
No stranger to working with dancers, ETHEL embarks on a modern dance journey with the Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre company. Performing on-stage, ETHEL will premiere two new pieces choreographed by Dušan Týnek. Portals is a 30-minute multi-national, interdisciplinary work with music by composer Aleksandra Vrebalov. And, in the premiere of Widow’s Walk, ETHEL will perform live selections from existing repertory including Requiem by Lennie Tristano and The Blue Room: March and Tarantella by Phil Kline.

11.3 – 11.5 Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York City, NY

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