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.

Ecstatic Music Festival: Simone Dinnerstein & Tift Merritt

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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.

Ecstatic Music Festival: Steven Mackey & Rinde Eckert with Big Farm & JACK Quartet

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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.

Ecstatic Music Festival: Joseph C. Phillips, Jr. & Imani Uzuri with Numinous

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The stunning vocalist and globally-inspired composer Imani Uzuri teams up with composer and Numinous ensemble founder Joseph C. Phillips, Jr. to perform new works commissioned for the festival.

Ecstatic Music Festival: Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert

129 West 67th Street

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The Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund is a radical partnership between artists and audiences to commission works from adventurous composers.

Ecstatic Music Festival: Arnold Dreyblatt & Megafaun

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New York N.Y. 10023

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One of the more rock-oriented of American minimalists, the Berlin-based composer and media artist Arnold Dreyblatt collaborates with psych-folk band Megafaun.

Ecstatic Music Festival: Laurel Halo, Julia Holter & Daniel Wohl with Transit

129 West 67th Street

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Composer/performers Laurel Halo, Julia Holter and Daniel Wohl join forces for a new collaborative commission, performed by all three artists along with Wohl's TRANSIT ensemble.

Ecstatic Music Festival: Deerhoof & Dal Niente with Marcos Balter

129 West 67th Street

New York N.Y. 10023

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The rock band Deerhoof and the contemporary ensemble Dal Niente will collaborate on a new work for the first time.

Ecstatic Music Festival: Clogs, Sarah Kirkland Snider & Orchestra for the Next Century

129 West 67th Street

New York N.Y. 10023

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Sarah Kirkland Snider's new work for seven vocalists and chamber orchestra, Unremembered, is a 13-song cycle set to poetry by poet/writer Nathaniel Bellows.

Ecstatic Music Festival: DJ /rupture & Zs

129 West 67th Street

New York N.Y. 10023

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The border-crossing bass visionary and turntable artist DJ /rupture will join Zs, one of “the strongest avant-garde bands in New York” (New York Times).