From Q2: “Ecstatic Music Festival”


“From January 17 through March 28, Merkin Concert Hall plays host to the first-ever Ecstatic Music Festival. This three-month, 14-concert event presents collaborations between songwriters, composers and performers from classical and popular music traditions.

The festival kicks off with a free seven-hour marathon on Jan. 17 featuring BūKE AND GāSS , Victoire, So Percussion, NOW Ensemble, Ne(x)tworks, members of the Bang on a Can All-Stars any many more. Q2 will Web cast this event at a later date and archive it as an on-demand stream. Q2 is also thrilled to partner again with New Sounds Live to bring you 4 live Web casts from the festival, all hosted by John Schaefer.

Unlike other festivals that juxtapose performers from different worlds on a single bill, Ecstatic Music aims to foster new collaborations and experimental commisions. Immerse yourself in this world of cross-pollinations all week starting Jan. 17 on Q2 as we embrace this spirit of sincere, unbridled creativity.”