@luisandclark2 - I sing the Carbon Electric..... You guys make me SO happy, and the cello gets praise, far and wide..

About 2 days ago from ETHEL's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone

ETHEL’s Foundation for the Arts supports contemporary concert music by presenting adventurous performances; commissioning established and emerging composers; educating young musicians through innovative methodologies; and expanding audiences.

Reasons to Support ETHEL


  • 50+ world premieres over the past three years, showcasing the most inspired, compelling and innovative contemporary concert music
  • 40 composers (and counting!) commissioned by ETHEL to create music for the 21st century
  • 1 House Band and Music Curator for TEDxManhattan, TedXBig Apple, and TEDxTempe
  • 8 consecutive years as Ensemble-in-Residence for the Native American Composers Apprentice Project, winner of the 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award administered by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities
  • 100s of Native American youth taught and inspired; 100s of pieces by young Native American composers premiered
  • 30,000 live audience members annually – that’s over 60,000 stomping feet!

And just because:

  • 147+ bow hairs shredded per season
  • 1 fiddle string popped per each 16.5 hours of performance
  • 1 “cello seat” purchased for every airline flight
  • 7,500 temporary ETHEL tattoos distributed each year