ETHEL and Robert Mirabal

'The River'
ETHEL with guest artist and Native American Musician, Robert Mirabal

8 p.m., February 24, 2017 | Polsky Theatre

$21 - $25 Individual Tickets Season Ticket Package


Continuing a deeply successful six-year collaboration inspired by ceremonies dedicated to the Sun, ETHEL String Quartet and Robert Mirabal, flute, present their next evolution of the cross-cultural concert experience.


The inspiration this time is water as the embodiment of spirit, and its essential role in life on Earth. The audience is immersed in a flow of music, narrative and ritual that evokes timeless Native American traditions through contemporary musical artistry. As delivered by these master performers and GRAMMY® Award winner, the effect is breathtaking — even ecstatic.

Sponsored in part by the JCCC Center for American Indian Studies
A partnership with the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

Reception, Native American Tours, Lecture/Demonstration

6-8 p.m., February 23, 2017

  • Reception, Nerman Museum Atrium
  • Docent tours of Native American collection
  • Lecture/demonstration with ETHEL, Hudson Auditorium

Preshow talk

7 p.m., February 24, 2017 | Carlsen Center Recital Hall

Pre-show talk with Sean M. Daley, Ph.D., M.A., Professor, Anthropology
Director, Center for American Indian Studies
Associate Director, American Indian Health Research and Education Alliance
Johnson County Community College