February 22, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m.Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor Sutton Hall
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a successful collaboration inspired by ceremonies dedicated to the Sun, the New
York-based ETHEL quartet and the Native American musician, instrument builder,
and three-time Grammy Award winning Robert Mirabal will present The River, a cross-cultural concert
by Water as the embodiment of Spirit and its essential role in Life on Earth, The River will immerse the audience in a
flow of music, narrative, and ritual that evokes timeless Native American
traditions through contemporary musical artistry. As delivered by these master
performers, the effect is fine creative music borne out of diverse cultural
influences, artistic experimentation, and mutual respect.
Born and raised in Taos
Pueblo, New Mexico, and influenced by the traditional music of Taos, Robert
Mirabal began playing the flute at the age of 18. By studying music from West
Africa and Haiti, Japanese Taiko drumming, Celtic music, rock, and hip-hop,
Mirabal began to create his own blend of traditional and popular music. He is a
three-time Grammy winning musician, composer, master craftsman, poet, actor,
and screenwriter, and, through it all, he has stayed true to his Pueblo roots.
His performances always maintain the purpose of honoring the land, his family,
his ancestors, and his tribe.
the heart of ETHEL, the acclaimed New York City-based contemporary music
quartet, is a collaborative ethos—a quest for a common creative expression
that is forged in the celebration of community. Nearly 20 years into its
existence, the group conceives, commissions, produces, and performs rich
multimedia concert works and has released several acclaimed albums.
for The River are available by
clicking on the button above or by calling the Lively Arts’ ticket office at
724-357-1313. Tickets for any seats remaining will be sold at the door
starting one hour prior to the performance start time. Tickets are priced at
$22 for regular admission, $18 for seniors (60 or older) and $12 for active
I-Card holders, students, and children. Group rates are available for parties
of 15 or more.
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