ETHEL with Robert Mirabal

Robert Mirabal, photo by curryimages
The River

Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 8pm

Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union


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  • $27-$32  |  NC State students $6.75

Pre-show Talk

Want to hear more about how this cross-cultural collaboration took shape? Arrive early for a pre-show talk with ETHEL musicians and their esteemed collaborator, Robert Mirabel. Talk begins at 7pm in Talley Student Union, Room 3222.

About the Performance

“For nearly 18 years…ETHEL has been exploding the boundaries of conventional quartet music by combining its classical training with rock ’n’ roll enthusiasm and musical traditions from around the world.” – New Orleans Advocate

Indie-classical quartet, ETHEL, joins forces with three-time Grammy Award-winning Pueblo musician and Native American instrument maker, Robert Mirabal, to present The River, an evening of new music inspired by water and its essential role in life on earth. The piece was created in collaboration during a retreat at Mirabal’s home on the Taos Pueblo, with each artist bringing their individual insights to the table. The experience will immerse you in a flow of music, narrative and ritual that evokes timeless Native American traditions through contemporary musical artistry. And delivered by these master performers, the effect is breathtaking, even ecstatic.

Special Event at the Gregg

On Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30pm, join musicians ETHEL and Robert Mirabal at the stunning Gregg Museum of Art and Design to learn more about their cross-cultural collaboration, and explore the Gregg’s Treasures of Native America exhibit. Doors open at 7pm.

Robert Mirabal: Keynote Speaker at WRRI Annual Conference

NC State LIVE is thrilled to once again be partnering with the Water Resources Research Institute of the UNC System (WRRI) to co-host their annual conference’s keynote speaker: Robert Mirabal. In addition to his musical talents, Robert is a traditional Native American farmer with strong ties to and understanding of the importance of water in our landscapes, communities and cultures. He is a renowned storyteller and his wisdom and inspiration will launch conference participants into two full days of learning and collaborating at the WRRI conference on March 14-15, 2018 in Raleigh, NC. To learn more about the conference and to register, click here.