6630 Manasota Key Road
NOTE: This program has been moved inside and has reached capacity. The 200 people already registered have seats in the Palm House. For those without reservations, we will be creating a waiting list at the door.
“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 this beach event. In case of rain, the event will be moved inside.
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.