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New Videos & Recordings

Watch videos and listen to recordings of performances at Merkin Concert Hall and beyond, including student performances, the Ecstatic Music Festival, What Makes It Great? and Face the Music!

Click to listen to a recording of the March 8, 2016 Henry Schneider Scholarship Concert, featuring outstanding performances by Lucy Moses School students Leah Amory, Ethan Brown,...

Rock n’ Shop Flea Market Comes to the Ecstatic Music Festival!

Wed, Mar 2 at Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Concert Hall
Free and open to the public from 2 to 5:30 pm;
Open to Ecstatic Music Festival ticketholders only from 6:45 to 9:30 pm.

On Mar 2, Rock n' Shop, Bushwick’s first  pop up “alternative mall,” heads uptown to Kaufman Music Center, bringing its unique shopping, dining and entertainment experience to the 2016...

NEW VIDEO! Watch Tony Arnold at the Resonant Bodies Festival at Merkin Concert Hall

Watch soprano Tony Arnold perform Beat Furrer's "Lotófagos" and Thomas Adès's "Life Story" at the sold-out opening night of the 2015 Resonant Bodies Festival.

Read a New York Times review of this concert, which took place at Merkin Concert Hall on Sep 9, 2015.

Tony Arnold

with
Jacob Greenberg, piano
Randall Zigler, double bass
Gleb Kanasevich, bass clarinet...

Listen to the 2015 Ecstatic Music Festival Concerts on Demand!

Kaufman Music Center’s Ecstatic Music Festival returns for a fifth season of one-night-only performances bringing together artists from across the sonic spectrum!

Listen to the 2015 performances on demand at Q2 Music:

Mantra Percussion & Ian Williams 1/15
Helado Negro & thingNY 2/12
Julia Holter, Alex Temple & Spektral Quartet, 2/25
Bang on a Can People's...

Hear Ecstatic Music Festival concerts on demand!

Listen to the first  four Ecstatic Music Festival shows on demand, courtesy of Q2 Music, the festival's digital venue.

Get the full festival schedule.

Hospitality & Face the Music
The Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR, 1/31/14

Click here to watch the webcast, or listen to the audio below:


Dawn of Midi & Bright Wave

Merkin Concert Hall, 2/1/14


Lesley...

Get ECSTATIC on the Waterfront June 29 & 30!

ECSTATIC® Summer Takes Over Hudson River Waterfront Site
for Two River to River Festival Concerts

Sat, June 29 & Sun, June 30, 5 pm
Brookfield Place Plaza, 220 Vesey St., NYC

This year’s ECSTATIC® Summer event – part concert and part “happening” – will take over Brookfield Place with over a dozen musicians featuring two full sets of newly commissioned,...

Composer Joseph C. Phillips, Jr. Talks about his Ecstatic Music Festival Premiere, “Changing Same”

"Changing Same"
by Joseph C. Phillips Jr.

1. 19
2. Behold the Only Thing Greater than Yourself
3. Miserere
4. The Most Beautiful Magic
5. Alpha Man
6. Unlimited

Premiered by Numinous
March 16, 2013
Ecstatic Music Festival
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center

Go to the event page for this concert.

"Changing Same"
by Joseph C. Phillips Jr.

“R&B...

Ecstatic Music Festival Curator Judd Greenstein Introduces the 2013 Festival PART 2

The next three concerts at the Ecstatic Music Festival each feature at least one of my favorite experimentally-minded artists from the indie rock world (I say "from" in the sense that this is where they've gotten the most traction, not to say that this is necessarily where they see themselves as belonging), all coming into dialogue with incredible composers and new...

Watch the 1/26 EMF concert with Carla Kihlstedt, ICE, Causing a Tiger & Face the Music!

Watch a video of the January 26 Ecstatic Music Festival concert with Carla Kihlstedt, ICE, Causing a Tiger and Face the Music!

http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/series/ecstatic-music-festival

You can also listen to the audio on demand on Q2 Music.

Ecstatic Music Festival Curator Judd Greenstein Introduces the 2013 Festival PART 1

As we head into the third season of the Ecstatic Music Festival, I'm glad to realize how much has changed since 2010, when I met with Lydia Kontos and Jenny Undercofler from Kaufman Music Center to discuss plans for a possible 2011 festival at Merkin Hall.  At that meeting, we threw around a number of ideas, revolving around a basic question that we were attempting to...

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