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 with Robert Mirabal - Chant filmed at the Billings Gazette's Studio
ETHEL - Documerica part 1
ETHEL - Documerica part 2

Listen

Excerpts from the program - 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 the program - Grace
String Circle No. 1 (Bunch) String Circle No. 1 (Bunch)
Rounds (Zarvos) Rounds (Zarvos)
Grandmother (Bilagody) Grandmother (Bilagody)
ETHEL with Robert Mirabal
Chant (ETHEL, Peterson) Chant (ETHEL, Peterson)
Finale (Peterson, Mirabal, Osborne, Ybarra, ETHEL) Finale (Peterson, Mirabal, Osborne, Ybarra, ETHEL)

Blue Dress - Touring 16-17


ETHEL, the post-modern, ever so cool quartet, pays special honor to the brilliant, gorgeous and masterful women who are making their musical mark on the 21st century. Sometimes fierce, sometimes seductive, always full of creativity, composers like Anna Clyne, Missy Mazzoli, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Wolfe, are, through their own voices, warriors and champions of music today.

Repertoire by these powerful and contemporary women - including the first performances of Julia Wolfe’s bluegrass-inspired Blue Dress - is paired with music created by those named, by these composers, as personal sources of inspiration.

Anna Clyne’s favorites include rock legend Stevie Nicks, while Missy Mazzoli draws creative strength from Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, one of the leaders of the worldwide wave of alt rock bands. Julia Wolfe cites the timelessness of Aretha Franklin, who continues in her role as standard-bearer for so many of today’s musicians.

In exploring new compositions by three of today’s most influential composers, side by side with the groundbreaking music of their Muses, ETHEL offers a distinctive and stirring view of the state of music.