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On the Beach at Sunset: Viola Works from J.S. Bach to Philip Glass
November 15, 2019 : 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Performed by ETHEL Violist and Artistic Director Ralph Farris
Friday, November 15, 5 p.m.
A Grammy Award-nominated graduate of The Juilliard School, three-time Tanglewood Fellow, and Young Arts Master Teacher, Ralph Farris is the founding violist and artistic director of the genre-bending string quartet ETHEL. The group is the resident ensemble at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Balcony Bar, where Farris programs the weekly “ETHEL and Friends” concerts. ETHEL is also ensemble-in-residence at Denison University. Farris is also a 2019-20 resident artist at the Las Vegas’s Rogers Art Loft, where he is founding Co-Lab, the Conference on Artistic Collaboration. He is currently building a solo show, “Walls of Water,” after the words and writings of political prisoners held on island detention centers through history. Farris, who has said that his favorite place to compose is at the Hermitage, will perform a solo sunset concert featuring works from J.S. Bach to Philip Glass.
Audience members are welcome to bring blankets and chairs for this beach program. In case of rain, the event will be moved inside. To secure indoor seating in case of inclement weather, reservations are required and can be requested at HermitageArtistRetreat.org.