Music of the Sun
A quest for a common creative expression that is forged in the celebration of community.
ETHEL and Grammy® winning Native American flutist Robert Mirabal present a program inspired by the sun mythology of Native America. Using instruments of the string quartet, Native American flutes and drums, ETHEL and Mirabal unite to create a cross-cultural contemporary music event. The New York City-based Ethel comprises Ralph Farris (viola), Dorothy Lawson (cello), Kip Jones (violin) and Tema Watstein (violin).
“Music of the Sun” features Native American flutist Robert Mirabal, musician, writer, singer and storyteller. Robert Mirabal is Native America's most dynamic and best-selling artist.
This performance is a beautiful marriage of strings and wind that creates a synergy that will delight the audience.
Acclaimed as “indefatigable and eclectic” (The New York Times), “vital and brilliant” (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 collaborative ethos – a quest for a common creative expression that is 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’s 2013-’14 season celebrates the diversity of regional American music. Throughout the season ETHEL tours several signature programs including the critically-acclaimed “Music of the Sun” concerts with Robert Mirabal.