Merkin Concert Hall
212 501 3330
129 W. 67th Street
New York, NY 10023
Kaufman Center’s Ecstatic Music Festival® returns this winter with more than 120 composers and performers from diverse musical backgrounds coming together for 11 utterly unique and highly original collaborative performances. The festival’s musicians – soloists, bands, chamber ensembles, orchestras and everything in between – hail from diverse musical backgrounds, representing a contemporary culture in which the incorporation of many different influences is the norm, not the exception. The festival offers the opportunity for some of today’s most compelling musicians to work together in exciting new combinations, allowing them to branch out in fresh, unexpected directions and explore the fertile terrain between classical and popular music.
Presented by Kaufman Music Center in association with New Amsterdam Presents and curated by Judd Greenstein, the Ecstatic Music Festival will include three New Sounds Live concerts hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer, which will be webcast live on Q2 Music and taped for future broadcast on WNYC. Q2 Music is the media partner and digital venue of the Ecstatic Music Festival.