Hey there WPRB listeners!
WPRB is happy to announce that it will soon be airing (date TBA) an exclusive interview with Ralph Farris, the violist of the string quartet ETHEL about their new record Oshtali. Formed in 1998, the string quartet ETHEL dedicates itself to the performance of contemporary and new music. For the past five years, they have been in residence at the Native American Composers Apprenticeship Project, a part of the Grand Canyon Music Festival. Recently, they have worked with the Chickasaw Nation collaborating with young composers from the ages of 13 to 21. The final product of this collaboration has resulted in the fantastic new recording entitled Oshtali in which ETHEL performs many pieces by these young composers. Keep an eye out for the broadcast date of our interview!