As a precautionary measure in light of COVID-19, the Gallery has canceled all concerts scheduled through May 17, 2020. Please check nga.gov/calendar for up-to-date information. We hope to welcome you to the Gallery soon and thank you for your support.
The Gallery celebrates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the latest from Robert Mirabal, a Taos Pueblo musician, instrument builder, and three-time Grammy winner, and ETHEL, one of America’s most adventurous string quartets. Continuing a successful six-year collaboration inspired by ceremonies dedicated to the sun, Mirabal and ETHEL present the next evolution of their cross-cultural concert experience. The inspiration this time is water as the embodiment of spirit and water’s 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, the effect is breathtaking, even ecstatic.