ETHEL’s CD release Heavy at Joe’s Pub April 24th.

Exactly a year ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing violinist/composer Cornelius Duffalo of ETHEL. The string quartet is a forerunner of the current movement interested in transforming how we experience classical music in the 21st century, questioning boundaries between tradition and technology, performer and audience. (See also my article: http://english.getclassical.org/2011/06/01/ethel-quartet%e2%80%99s-violinistcomposer-cornelius-duffalo-treks-without-baggage/) Made up of traditionally trained, classical musicians, ETHEL has taken a post-classical personal approach to broadening the spectrum of their music making which...
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