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

Pre-show Dinner Available

6:30 p.m., February 24, 2017

Café Tempo


We’re looking forward to seeing you for the Friday, Feb. 24, performance of ETHEL with guest artist Robert Mirabal. To make the evening really special, come and enjoy dinner with us before the show!


First Course
Baby Spinach Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Toasted Squash Seeds and Herb Sherry Vinaigrette

Paneed Chicken Breast with Shrimp and Andouille Maque Choux (fresh corn, green bell peppers, chopped tomato, bacon and green onions)*
Freshly Baked Dinner Rolls with Butter Rosettes

Amaretto Mascarpone-filled Chocolate Cup with Fresh Berries

Water, Tea & Coffee, complimentary

Wine $7, Beer $3.75 or $4.75 and Soda $1.75/glass (may be purchased separately on site)

* Vegetarian Option: Vegetarian Dirty Rice with Quinoa and Vegetarian Red Beans 

For reservations: 913-469-4445, M – F, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Space is limited. To sit together, make one reservation for yourself and your friends. Payments can be split.

Reservations must be received by noon Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Please arrive by 6:15. The first course will be served at 6:30 sharp. You may park in front of the Carlsen Center, and follow the signs to the Regnier Center.

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

Pre-show talk with Sean M. Daley, associate professor of anthropology

Carlsen Center