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Read a New York Times review of Rhys Chatham and Oneida’s Ecstatic Music Festival Performance!

This past weekend, composer Rhys Chatham teamed up with Brooklyn experimental group Oneida for a collaboration at the Ecstatic Music Festival. The performance was reviewed by Steve Smith in today's New York Times, where Smith remarked, "the bulk of the crowd was transfixed... the effect was undeniably ecstatic." The full review can be read here.

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Dan Deacon Interviewed in the Huffington Post!

This week, composer Dan Deacon was interviewed by Amy Lee in the Huffington Post, where he shared his thoughts on his performance style, the future of alt-classical crossovers, and the life of a composer. Read the full article here. Tonight marks the return of Dan Deacon to the Ecstatic Music Festival, when he premieres new compositions featuring NOW Ensemble and the Cald…

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New York Festival of Song’s “Paris to Paradise” reviewed in the New York Times!

Tuesday night's New York Festival of Song concert, "New York to Paris, Paris to Paradise," was reviewed in the New York Times by Anthony Tommasini. Of the concert, which featured pianists Steven Blier and Michael Barnett, along with performances by young artists from the Caramoor Vocal Rising Stars program, Tommasini stated, "The evening was like a music appreciation …

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Annual SMS Play-a-thon to be held on May 5, 2012

On Saturday, May 5, 2012, from 10 am to 7:15 pm the Parents’ Association of Kaufman Center’s Special Music School/P.S. 859  will host the 12th annual concert and book fair at the Union Square Barnes & Noble. 100% of the proceeds from this event support the school's music program. A majority of SMS’s exceptionally talented 134 students i…

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Read a New York Times Review of Violinist Benjamin Beilman’s 3/12 Concert!

The New York Times' Steve Smith praises Young Concert Artist International Audition winner Benjamin Beilman's "handsome technique, burnished sound and quiet confidence." "For two young musicians out to make a lasting first impression, it would be hard to pick a more appropriate selection of pieces than those chosen by the violinist Benjamin Beilman and the pianist…

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2012 Kaufman Center Honors

The 2012 Kaufman Center Gala will be held on Thursday, April 26, at 583 Park Avenue. This year’s event will honor David Israelite, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Music Publishers’ Association; and Ginny Mancini, arts leader and philanthropist. The elegant evening includes a cocktail reception, seated dinner, and a concert by Lucy Moses S…

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Intimate Musical Evenings benefiting Special Music School

Kaufman Center is hosting upcoming intimate Musical Evenings featuring pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn and the Harlem String Quartet. These performances will benefit Special Music School. THU ∙ APR 5, 2012 Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano At the home of Lisa & Robert Towbin WED ∙ MAY 23, 2012 Harlem String Quartet At the home of Bethany & Robert Millard These even…

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NEW VIDEOS! EMF preview with Mikael Karlsson and Mariam Wallentin

Mariam Wallentin, hailed for her “beyond gorgeous” voice (Prefix) in the band Wildbirds & Peacedrums, teams up with acclaimed composer Mikael Karlsson to create a new song cycle, The Spirit & the Cloud, performed with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble. The evening will also include a selection of Karlsson’s instrumental compositions and ar…

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Listen to the First Four 2012 Ecstatic Music Festival® Performances on Q2 Music!

Got started a bit late on the Ecstatic Music Festival? Thanks to the festival's partnership with Q2 Music, the first four performances of the 2012 Ecstatic Music Festival are now available for streaming on WQXR's website! The concerts featured are Jherek Bischoff and the Wordless Music Orchestra (February 4th), Sxip Shirey and Angélica Negrón (Februa…

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Interview with Upcoming EMF Artist Jason Treuting

Jason Treuting and Nick Zammuto will take the stage at Kaufman Center on February 23rd, as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival. They'll be joined by janus, Daisy Press, and Grey McMurray. Available Now: Watch a video preview with Nick Zammuto and Jason Treuting. Also available: Jason Treuting, Grey McMurray and Eric Beach at the Greene Space Ecstatic Music Festival pr…

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