audacious, one-night-only presentations of surprising musical collaborations
"A hotbed for visionary artistic hybridity."
"No series has better instincts in fomenting post-genre alchemy than Ecstatic Music."
– Steve Smith, The New Yorker
Get up close and personal with trailblazing artists stretching their wings and diving into collaborations that take their work in bold new directions. The only music series that exclusively presents new work resulting from collaborations, Ecstatic Music has been hailed as “a who's who of the music scene” (WQXR) and "audacious combinations and post-genre hybrids" (The New Yorker). The Ecstatic Music series is curated by composer Judd Greenstein. Seating is general admission, and concert start times vary.
Watch Nathalie Joachim & Spektral Quartet perform their Grammy-nominated album "Fanm d'Ayiti" on Oct 26.
Ecstatic Music presentations in Merkin Hall are made possible, in part, with institutional support from: The Amphion Foundation, Assurant Foundation, The Edward T. Cone Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.
Ecstatic Music presentations in Merkin Hall are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Ecstatic Music presentations in Merkin Hall are also supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.