From Q2 Live Concerts: “Shara Worden, Sarah Kirkland Snider and yMusic”


Live Audio Web cast of New Sounds Live with John Schaefer from Merkin Concert Hall’s Ecstatic Music Festival.

“On Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m., Q2 and New Sounds Live team up to bring you a live Web cast from Merkin Concert Hall hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer. Part of the inaugural Ecstatic Music Festival, this evening features composer/vocalist Shara Worden and the stunning sextet yMusic performing works by Worden and Sarah Kirkland Snider.

This evening’s show features the multi-talented Shara Worden wearing both her composer and performer hats. yMusic premieres a work written for them by Worden and the classical/indie vocalist joins the instrumentalists on stage in selections from Snider’s recent 2010 release, Penelope, a song cycle featuring Worden as vocalist. Q2 regulars, these performers are also featured in Q2 Live Concerts in their recent show at Greenwich Village’s (Le) Poisson Rouge.

This performance by Shara Worden and yMusic is the third of four New Sounds Live broadcasts on Q2 from Merkin’s Hall’s Ecstatic Music Festival. Check out our other two Web Casts; the 2011 People’s Commissioning Fund concert and Newspeak and Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society. The final broadcast on March 28 features So Percussion and Bobby Previte.