Kaufman Music Center

Ecstatic Music Festival®

"The alt-classical world's main showcase" "The alt-classical world's main showcase"
Ecstatic Memories, #EcstaticMusic2015
Ecstatic Memories, #EcstaticMusic2015
Ecstatic Memories, #EcstaticMusic2015
Ecstatic Memories, #EcstaticMusic2015
Ecstatic Memories, #EcstaticMusic2015
Ecstatic Memories, #EcstaticMusic2015
Ecstatic Memories, #EcstaticMusic2015
Ecstatic Memories, #EcstaticMusic2015

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 Commissioning Fund Concert, 2/26

Terry Riley 80th Birthday Concert, 3/18
ETHEL, Kaki King & John King, 3/21

This winter, nearly 100 composers and performers will premiere collaborative works that give audiences an unparalleled opportunity to experience music that 's fresh, unexpected and utterly unique. The 2015 EMF launches with two free performances presented by Arts Brookfield at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place on January 15 & 16, 2015, and continues with eight concerts at Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Concert Hall through April 16, 2015. Seating is general admission.

Five years of Ecstatic Music at Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Concert Hall.

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Presented by Kaufman Music Center, the 2015 Ecstatic Music Festival will include 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. Q2 Music is the festival’s digital venue and will be the center for on-demand artist interviews and concert audio. The EMF is presented in association with New Amsterdam Presents.


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