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ANNOUNCING: 2018 Ecstatic Music Festival

ANNOUNCING:

the 2018 Ecstatic Music Festival®

presented by Kaufman Music Center at Merkin Concert Hall


January 27 - April 26, 2018


more than 75 artists from across the sonic spectrum come together for nine collaborative, one-night-only performances



A collaboration between New Amsterdam Presents and Kaufman Music Center, the acclaimed Ecstatic Music Festival® returns in 2018, bringing together composers and performers from different musical genres for nine one-night-only performances featuring world premieres, new arrangements and the exclusive opportunity to hear artists discuss their work. Starting Jan. 27 and running through April 26, 2018, the festival, hailed as “the alt-classical world’s main showcase” (The New York Times), a will feature collaborations from more than 75 artists, including Kronos Quartet, the Bang on a Can All-StarsMargaret Leng TanGlasserXenia RubinosMantra Percussion,Mahogany L. BrowneCarla KihlstedtPatrick ZimmerliEthan Iverson,Buke & Gase’s Arone Dyer, and many more.

Click HERE for more information and tickets to the 2018 Festival, and see below for the complete festival line-up.


Saturday, Jan. 27, 7:30pm
Xenia Rubinos & Adam Schatz's Civil Engineering
 

Monday, Feb. 5, 7:30pm
Kronos Quartet & Face The Music
   

Thursday, Feb. 15, 7:30pm
Bang on a Can People's
Commissioning Fund Concert

A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer & streamed live on Q2 Music

 
Thursday, Mar. 1, 7:30pm
Arone Dyer's Dronechoir & Mahogany L. Browne
 

Thursday, Mar. 22, 7:30pm
Glasser (with Robbie Lee & Eleonore Oppenheim)
& big dog little dog

 


Thursday, Mar. 29, 7:30pm
Bent Knee & Mantra Percussion  


Saturday, Apr. 14, 7:30pm
Jeremy Flower, John Hollenbeck, Ethan Iverson, Carla Kihlstedt, Christopher Tordini
& Patrick Zimmerli



Thursday, Apr. 19, 7:30pm
ModernMedieval & Julianna Barwick
A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer & streamed live on Q2 Music


Thursday, Apr. 26, 7:30 pm
Margaret Leng Tan Premieres George Crumb, Suzanne Farrin, & Kelly Moran
A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer & streamed live on Q2 Music


Q2 Music is the festival's digital venue

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