Founded in 1998, ETHEL is a New York City based string quartet acclaimed as “indefatigable and eclectic” by The New York Times and “vital and brilliant” by The New Yorker. Theirs is a quest for a common creative expression that is forged in the celebration of community - the group brings its collaborative discoveries to audiences through multi-dimensional musical repertoire and community engagement. Over the past four years, ETHEL has premiered 55+ new works by 20th- and 21st-century composers.
ETHEL will perform a program entitled “Grace” at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, MA on Saturday, June 21st at 8pm. Ralph Farris is the founding violist of ETHEL.
The intoxicating melodies and exotic musical landscapes of Rimsky-Korsakov’s masterpiece – Scheherazade will be presented by the Albany Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night at the Palace Theatre in Albany.
And that is not all, they will be pairing that piece with Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto - perhaps the greatest American violin concerto of the 20th century, featuring young virtuoso and child prodigy Simone Porter.
Albany Symphony Maestro David Alan Miller and soloist, Simone Porter, join us to tel us more.
Cho-Liang Lin, lauded the world over for the eloquence of his playing will tackle Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto in an emotional tour-de-force which is the season kick off this Saturday for the Albany Symphony Orchestra.
David Alan Miller speaks with Lin about his career.
Violinist David Kim was named Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. Born in Carbondale, Illinois in 1963, he started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later received his bachelor's and master's degrees from The Juilliard School.
David Kim will, of course, perform with The Philadelphia Orchestra here at SPAC AND will participate in the SPAC Chamber Music Festival this Sunday. He will present, as part of a quintet, a program entitled “Night In Day” which will feature pieces by Stravinsky, Mozart, and Brahms.