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Ecstatic Music Fest performers yMusic Featured in The New York Times!

The chamber sextet yMusic, which will make its Ecstatic Music Festival debut alongside Son Lux and Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry tomorrow night, was featured in this past weekend's New York Times.  On the sextet, Ecstatic Music Festival curator Judd Greenstein stated, "What yMusic is doing is bridging a gap between two contemporary practices, a contemporar…

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6 Questions for Upcoming EMF Artist Christopher Tignor

On February 9th Christopher Tignor and his band Slow Six, along with This Will Destroy You, will be playing with the self-conducted string orchestra A Far Cry. Some thoughts, via email... What is it like to do arrangements for Slow Six vs. other groups, like A Far Cry? The meaningful difference is between doing arrangements for existing songs, like I've done here for …

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NEW ECSTATIC VIDEOS! yMusic with Richard Reed Parry & Son Lux

Rob Moose and C.J. Camerieri of yMusic talk with Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry and Son Lux (aka Ryan Lott) about their collaboration for the February 8 Ecstatic Music Festival concert. Videos by Steve Taylor.

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NEW VIDEO! Sxip Shirey & Angélica Negrón preview their 2/7 Ecstatic Music Festival collaboration

Sxip Shirey and Angélica Negrón talk about their February 7 Ecstatic Music Festival concert. At Merkin Concert Hall they'll be joined by special guests Todd Reynolds, Noveller, Jonny Rodgers and Face the Music. Find out more about the concert. Video by Steve Taylor.

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Interview with Upcoming EMF Artist Jherek Bischoff

Jherek Bischoff will be headlining the first Ecstatic Music Festival concert of 2012, with guest vocalists David Byrne, Craig Wedren, Greg Saunier, Mirah, Zac Pennington and more! He was kind enough to submit to some email questioning... What’s it like to work with David Byrne? The coolest guy ever. He has inspired me so much through my life. His openness to collabo…

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NEW VIDEO! Go Behind the Scenes of Broadway Playhouse: Stephen Sondheim!

Broadway Playhouse's tribute to all things Stephen Sondheim hits Merkin Concert Hall this Sunday, February 5th at 11:00 am! Featuring songs from Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Follies and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the show is the perfect way to introduce young musical theater lovers to Sondheim's classics. Below, take a sneak peek at the …

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2012 Concerto Competition Winners Announced!

Kaufman's Center's 2012 Concerto Competition took place this past Sunday, January 22 at 2:30 pm in Merkin Concert Hall. All participants are students are from Lucy Moses School, Special Music School and Kaufman Center's Young Artist Program. Students chose to perform either a 15 minute instrumental piece or two vocal arias. Kaufma…

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NY Public Radio’s Greene Space to Host Ecstatic Music Festival Preview

Get a taste of the 2012 Ecstatic Music Festival on Wednesday, February 1 at New York Public Radio's Greene Space! Hosted by WQXR’s Terrance McKnight, Q2 Music’s preview concert will  feature music and conversation with Ecstatic Music Festival composer-performers Jason Treuting, Sxip Shirey, Angélica Negrón and Jherek Bischoff as well as …

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Interview with Upcoming NYGF Performer Howard Fishman

[Now available: Watch a clip of the interview on Youtube!] Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Listening to Howard Fishman’s music, you’re likely to hear  a myriad of influences he has picked up from his travels: New Orleans, gypsy, cabaret, bluegrass, jazz, folk, big band, just to name a few. His apartment/work space is filled with evocations of activity. CDs line t…

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Kaufman Center Announces New Board Leadership

At its annual meeting in November, Kaufman Center’s Board of Trustees elected Rosalind Devon as the new Chairman of the Board, and Andrea Brown was elected as the Board’s President.  At this meeting, Bethany Millard completed her service as Chairman of the Board, and several other officers completed their terms as well. Bethany Millard served as Chairman …

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