Lincoln Center Out of Doors: ETHEL Fair: The Songwriters (World Premiere)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 7:30 PM

Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Damrosch Park Bandshell

ETHEL with special guests Adam Scheslinger with Mike Viola, Dayna Kurtz, Juana Molina, Tom Verlaine with Patrick Derivaz

By persistently exploding the parameters of what a string quartet can be, ETHEL challenges listeners as it bewitches them. This world premiere features the feisty four-piece in collaboration with tunesmiths who’ve proven just as captivating, whether trafficking in folkish blues (Dayna Kurtz), clever power pop (Fountains of Wayne songwriter Adam Schlesinger with Candy Butchers’ Mike Viola), off-kilter post-punk guitar explorations (Tom Verlaine with Patrick Derivaz) or swirling sonic carpentry (Juana Molina). In these new collaborations, ETHEL invigorates each song with arrangements both plush and plucky.