K-12 In-School Performances

ETHEL

“EXTRAORDINARILY SKILLED, PASSIONATE MUSICIANS.”
The New York Times
“THEY OWN THEIR MUSIC, AND WHEN THEY WANT IT TO ROAR, THEY ROAR.”
The Los Angeles Times
“VITAL AND BRILLIANT”
The New Yorker

Watch

ETHEL - Grace by Jeff Buckley filmed live at KING/FM/Seattle
ETHEL - Nepomuk's Arrival by Marcelo Zarvos filmed live KING/FM/Seattle
ETHEL - Documerica part 1
ETHEL - Documerica part 2

Listen

excerpts from Documerica
Veteran's Lament (James Kimo Williams) Veteran's Lament (James Kimo Williams)
The Swaying of the Trees (Ulysses Owens Jr.) The Swaying of the Trees (Ulysses Owens Jr.)
excerpts from Music of the Sun - ETHEL / Robert Mirabal
Chant Chant
Solo Native American Flute (Mirabal) Solo Native American Flute (Mirabal)
Arrival (Zarvos) Arrival (Zarvos)
Run to the Sun (Mirabal) Run to the Sun (Mirabal)
Finale (Peterson / Mirabal / Osborne / Ybarra / ETHEL) Finale (Peterson / Mirabal / Osborne / Ybarra / ETHEL)
from the program Grace
String Circle No. 1 (Bunch) String Circle No. 1 (Bunch)
Rounds (Zarvos) Rounds (Zarvos)
Grandmother (Bilagody) Grandmother (Bilagody)

The River - Touring 15-16

with guest artist Robert Mirabal

Continuing a deeply successful six-year collaboration inspired by ceremonies dedicated to the Sun, ETHEL and Robert Mirabal, Native American musician, instrument builder and three time GRAMMY® Award winner present their next evolution of the cross-cultural concert experience. The inspiration this time is Water as the embodiment of Spirit, and its essential role in Life on Earth. The audience is immersed in a flow of music, narrative, and ritual, that evokes timeless Native American traditions through contemporary musical artistry. As delivered by these master performers, the effect is breathtaking, even ecstatic. To complement the music created by ETHEL and Mirabal exclusively for this program, ETHEL will also perform part of Gabriela Lena Frank's epic Andean Walkabout and Phil Kline’s gorgeous The River.

An expanded performance option version of The River is available with the participation of the traditional Walatowa Singers. Four powerful voices from New Mexico’s Jemez Pueblo, the singers bring a visceral and authoritative energy to the event, amplifying the effect of mystical transcendence.