On the Beach at Sunset: Viola Works from J.S. Bach to Philip Glass

November 15, 2019 @ 5:00PM — 6:00PM

performed by ETHEL violist and artistic director Ralph Farris

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NOTE: In case of rain during this beach program, the concert will be moved inside. The first 200 registered people will have seats in the Palm House. If the weather is rainy, and you are on the registration list, please join us in the Palm House. If the weather is good, feel free to join us at the beach even if you have not registered.

“Viola Works from J.S. Bach to Philip Glass,” performed by ETHEL violist and artistic director Ralph Farris, is Friday, November 15, 5 p.m., on the beach at the Hermitage. Audience members are welcome to bring blankets and chairs for the beach event. In case of rain, the event will be moved inside. To secure indoor seating in case of inclement weather, reservations are required.

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.