Kaatsbaan Cultural Park - Spring Festival 2023


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Pay What You Can, General Admission
Black Box Theater, Studio Complex

In joyful celebration of a return to in-person performances, ETHEL presents a program packed with their favorite pieces from nearly 25 years of making brilliant, original music. With their sense of engaging personality, ongoing interest in current cultures, and explosive creativity and authenticity, ETHEL has an unmistakable signature, to which commentators refer, when they describe other performers as, “like ETHEL.”

The four themes, or sessions, in this high-energy program include ETHEL Rocks, inspired by icons like Janis Joplin and Led Zeppelin; At the Movies, with masterpieces by Philip Glass and Ennio Morricone; Circus, featuring highlights drawn from ETHEL’s evening-length collaboration with The Ringling Museum, Circus: Wandering City, and World Tour, including selections from Ladysmith Black Mambazo, from South Africa, and Marcelo Zarvos, from Brazil.

With every intention to lift the Pandemic Blues, this program has something for everyone, from quiet inspiration to dancing in the streets, all delivered with ETHEL’s signature passion, compassion and virtuosity.


Established in New York City in 1998, ETHEL quickly earned a reputation as one of America’s most adventurous string quartets.Nearly 25 years later, the band continues to innovate, blending uptown, conservatory musicianship with downtown genre-crossing.

ETHEL has been described as “indefatigable and eclectic” (The New York Times), “vital and brilliant” (The New Yorker), and “infectiously visceral” (Pitchfork). ETHEL has released nine feature recordings, premiered 225+ compositions, performed as guests on 40+ albums, won a GRAMMY® with jazz legend Kurt Elling, and appeared in 14 countries, 45 states, and 250+ cities. At the heart of ETHEL is a collaborative ethos — a quest for a common creative expression that is forged in the celebration of community. The quartet creates and tours rich, often multimedia, productions; conducts innovative community engagement activities; collaborates with a range of exciting creative partners; composes and arranges for themselves and collaborators; programs and produces groundbreaking live and digital events; and commissions new works. ETHEL is the Resident Ensemble at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s American Wing Café, and Ensemble-in-Residence at Denison University.


Jun 09 2023


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Kaatsbaan Cultural Park
Kaatsbaan Cultural Park
120 Broadway, Tivoli, NY
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