All genres—from rock to classical—collide in the Ecstatic Music Festival at the Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall. Be surprised by the new sounds churned out by the 120 collaborating songwriters, composers and performers from different musical backgrounds.
Eleven concerts take place January through March. The festival kicks-off January 25 with Shara Worden and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and continues through March 21.
The Ecstatic Music Festival is curated by Judd Greenstein and presented in association with New Amsterdam Presents. It includes 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.
Most concerts are $25, $15 for students. Purchase advance tickets to three or more concerts for $20 each and a festival pass for $150.
Pianist Simone Dinnerstein and singer-songwriter Tift Merritt join forces in Night, a unique collaboration uniting folk, rock and classical worlds, exploring common terrain and uncovering new musical landscapes.
Grammy winners Steven Mackey (composer/electric guitar) and Rinde Eckert (voice/accordion) present, for the first time, the complete set of songs from the forthcoming debut album by their band Big Farm.