Established in New York City in 1998, ETHEL quickly earned a reputation as one of America’s most adventurous string quartets by playing with the intensity of a rock band. Nearly two decades in, ETHEL has become seminal in its own right, breaking the path for other genre-spanning ensembles and prolifically commissioning new music.

For this special performance of “Blue Dress for a String Quartet” by Julia Wolfe, ETHEL pays special homage to the brilliant, gorgeous, and masterful women making their musical marks on the 21st century. Sometimes fierce, sometimes seductive, always full of creativity, composers like Anna Clyne, Missy Mazzoli, and Pulitzer Prize–winner Wolfe, are—through their own voices—warriors and champions of music today.

By exploring new compositions by these three influential composers, side by side with the groundbreaking music of their own personal muses, ETHEL offers a distinctive and stirring read on their interconnections that is sexy, sumptuous, and boldly beautiful.

Ticket Information

Premium tickets guarantee seating in the first three rows of the auditorium.

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Event Policies

Entry or re-entry after the event starts is not guaranteed and will be at the discretion of the House Manager.