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“The alt-classical world’s main showcase” (The New York Times)

2018 Sneak preview!

Here are just a few of the 2018 Ecstatic Music Festival artists!
The full lineup will be announced in the fall, and tickets will go on sale then.

  • Xenia Rubinos & Adam Schatz's Civil Engineering
  • Kronos Quartet & Face the Music
  • Bang on a Can All-Stars People's Commissioning Fund Concert
  • Margaret Leng Tan premieres works by George Crumb, Suzanne Farrin & Kelly Moran
  • Bent Knee & Mantra Percussion Quartet
    Plus many more exciting artists TBA!

Kaufman Music Center’s Ecstatic Music Festival brings together composers and performers from across the sonic spectrum for collaborative, one-night-only performances featuring world premieres, new arrangements and the exclusive opportunity to hear artists discuss their work.

Listen to the 2017 EMF concerts on demand on Q2:
Bang on a Can All-Stars People's Commissioning Fund Concert
San Fermin & NOW Ensemble
Thums Up (Vijay Iyer, Himanshu Suri, Rafiq Bhatia, Kassa Overall) & Arooj Aftab
Song Exploder Podcast: Hrishikesh Hirway & Sleigh Bells
VIDEO: Kronos Quartet & Face the Music
Roomful of Teeth & Nick Zammuto
Alarm Will Sound

Q2 Music is the festival's digital venue.


Hear past performances:


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Merkin Concert Hall

Tel: 212 501 3330

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