Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Schaller Memorial Chapel
Contact: Peter K. Steinfeld
Contact E-mail: email@example.com
ETHEL Music of the Sun with guest artist Robert Mirabal
For thousands of years humankind has turned towared the sun for inspiration, be it spiritual, philosophical, or poetic. Ancient sun myths from around the world continue to fascinate scholars and laypeople alike. In many Native American cultures each day begins with “running to the sun” – a fusion of spiritual and physical discipline – a daily search for the sacred.
ETHEL, the pioneering string quartet, and GRAMMY winning Native American flutist Robert Mirabal present a program inspired by the sun mythology of Native America. Using the instruments of the string quartet, Native American flutes (Tdoop – Pootse) and drums (Mooloo), as well as the spirited voices of students and community members, ETHEL and Mirabal unite to create a cross-cultural contemporary music event. This extraordinary collaboration grew out of the ETHEL/Mirabal work on TruckStop, which premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2008.