Ethel string quartet plays Sunday

CLINTON — The Hamilton College Performing Arts Series concludes the spring series with Ethel string quartet Sunday at 3 p.m., in Wellin Hall on the Hamilton College campus.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students by calling the box office at 859-4331 or visit

Acclaimed as "America’s premier postclassical string quartet," Ethel is comprised of Juilliard-trained performers Cornelius Dufallo (violin), Ralph Farris (viola), Dorothy Lawson (cello) and Jennifer Choi (violin). Ethel performs "adventurous music" of the past four decades, with emphasis on works composed since 1995.

"Boldly exploring new synergies between tradition and technology, Ethel initiates innovative collaborations with an extraordinary community of American and international artists such as Joe Jackson, Kurt Elling, Bang on a Can, Todd Rundgren, David Byrne and other innovative musicians," college officials said.

Sunday, Ethel presents a program titled "Present Beauty" which celebrates the concepts of presence and continuity. Featured on the program is the group’s own new string quartet arrangement of Philip Glass’ score from The Hours. Also on the program are compositions by Terry Riley, Huang Ruo, David Lang and Julia Wolfe.

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