Susquehanna University Artist Series presents Native American music experience

SELINSGROVE — Susquehanna University’s Artist Series proudly presents the acclaimed contemporary music quartet ETHEL in concert with Grammy-winning Native American flutist Robert Mirabal at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Degenstein Center Theater. Their musical collaboration, titled The River, immerses audiences in a flow of music, narrative and ritual that evokes timeless Native American traditions through contemporary musical artistry.

Founded in 1998, ETHEL is a New York-based string quartet composed of Ralph Farris (viola), Kip Jones (violin), Dorothy Lawson (cello) and Corin Lee (violin). The quartet plays with amplification and integrates improvisation into its performances. They play original music as well as works from other notable contemporary composers.

Robert Mirabal is a Taos Pueblo musician and world-known instrument builder. Described as a Native American Renaissance man, he is recognized as an accomplished novelist, poet, craftsman, composer, dancer, actor, painter, sculptor, concert performer and recording artist. His albums of traditional music, rock ‘n’ roll and spoken word present a contemporary view of American Indian life that is unequaled. In addition to Grammy Awards, Mirabal has been named the Native American Music Awards’ Artist of the Year twice and Songwriter of the Year three times.

Tickets are available by calling the box office at 570-372-2787.

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