Ecstatic Music Festival

Saturday, February 4, 2012 through Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WQXR is a media sponsor of the second annual Ecstatic Music Festival. This winter, the festival will feature more than 150 performers and composers from different musical backgrounds who are re-defining music today. In 11 collaborative concerts – all with first performances of new works – the festival will put its finger on the pulse of contemporary “post-classical” music.

The Ecstatic Music Festival is curated by Judd Greenstein, Co- Director of New Amsterdam Presents, and includes New Sounds® Live concerts hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer, which will be webcast live on Q2 Music and taped for future broadcast on WNYC. WQXR and Q2 Music are the media partners of the Ecstatic Music Festival. Q2 Music is the festival’s digital venue and will be the center for on-demand artist interviews and concert audio. The festival is presented in association with New Amsterdam Presents.