High-octane weekend for ETHEL

The postmodern indie/classical string quartet Ethel will enjoy a busy weekend at Maverick Concerts on June 23 and 24 in what is being called a mini-residency. On Friday, June 23 at 8 p.m., the cutting-edge quartet will appear in conversation with artist Kate McGloughlin at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM) at 28 Tinker Street in Woodstock. This free event features Ethel’s spontaneous short musical response to McGloughlin’s solo exhibit “Requiem for Ashokan: The Story Told in Landscape.” McGloughlin’s solo exhibition includes mixed-media paintings, solarplate etchings, maps with audio files and an artist book depicting the emotional impact endured by the loss of home, community and landscape that took place during the construction of the Ashokan Reservoir. The exhibit will be on view until June 24. WAAM is located at 28 Tinker Street in Woodstock. For info, visit www.woodstockart.org.

On Saturday, June 24 at 11 a.m., Ethel moves out to the Maverick’s exceptional performance space at 120 Maverick Road in Woodstock for an interactive Young People’s Concert, which is free for children and $5 for adults. Ethel concludes the mini-residency with a full-length performance at the Maverick that evening at 8 p.m. Their program, titled “The Blue Dress,” pays special homage to three masterful women who are making their musical mark on the 21st century: Anna Clyne, Missy Mazzoli and Pulitzer Prizewinner Julia Wolfe.

Ticket prices for the evening range from $25 to $45, with students admitted for $5. For tickets and more information on all events, visit http://maverickconcerts.org.