Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 11:30 am


GRINNELL, IA—New York string quartet ETHEL will perform on the Grinnell College campus Wed., Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel.

Featuring two violinists, a violist, and cellist, ETHEL performs worldwide with a repertoire of original music as well as works by contemporary composers. The award-winning group incorporates amplification and improvisation into each program, offering “refreshing exuberance, fierce intensity, imaginative programming, and exceptional artistry.”

Described as “a relentlessly inventive string quartet setting the standard for new music engagement,” ETHEL has released several albums and appeared as guest artist on more than a dozen music labels.

Tickets are required for this free public performance and may be obtained at the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts box office, beginning Fri., Nov. 5. Limited tickets are also available from the Pioneer Bookshop in downtown Grinnell. For ticket questions, call 641-269-3101 or go to

The string quartet will also perform throughout Faulconer Gallery on Tues., Nov. 9, beginning at 8 p.m., surrounded by the four-in-one “Culturing Community” exhibition. No tickets are required for this informal gallery event called “In the House of ETHEL.”

The quartet’s appearance at Grinnell is sponsored by the college’s Public Events Committee. Herrick Chapel is located at 1128 Park St.; Faulconer Gallery is located at 1108 Park St. Grinnell welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. If accommodations are needed, please contact the event’s sponsoring organization as soon as possible to make a request.