From New Amsterdam Records: “2018 Ecstatic Music Festival – Clockworks and Songs of Mourning”

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2018 Ecstatic Music Festival

presented by Kaufman Music Center at Merkin Concert Hall

Saturday, Apr. 14, 8:30pm

Clockworks and Songs of Mourning

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Jeremy Flower, John Hollenbeck, Ethan Iverson, Carla Kihlstedt, Christopher Tordini & Patrick Zimmerli

The evening begins with a celebration of the release of composer-saxophonist Patrick Zimmerli’s Clockworks, a musical meditation on time, in all its forms, performed by Zimmerli with former Bad Plus pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Chris Tordini and composer-jazz drummer John Hollenbeck. In the evening’s second half, pop/art song composer-violinist-vocalist Carla Kihlstedt and composer Jeremy Flower join Zimmerli, Tordini and Hollenbeck for the world premiere of Songs of Mourning, an exploration of sorrow ranging from the political to the personal, and other works from their cumulative pasts.

Please note that this performance begins at 8:30 pm rather than 7:30 pm.

A collaboration between New Amsterdam Records and Kaufman Music Center, the acclaimed Ecstatic Music Festival® returns in 2018, bringing together composers and performers from different musical genres for nine one-night-only performances featuring world premieres, new arrangements and the exclusive opportunity to hear artists discuss their work.

Starting Jan. 27 and running through April 26, 2018, the festival, hailed as “the alt-classical world’s main showcase” (The New York Times), features collaborations from more than 75 artists, including Margaret Leng Tan, Carla Kihlstedt, Patrick Zimmerli, Ethan Iverson, and many more.

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