WQXR is a media partner of the Ecstatic Music Festival, where classical music meets popular music now to March 21, 2013, at Merkin Concert Hall.
Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music Festival® returns this winter with more than 120 composers and performers from diverse musical backgrounds coming together for 11 original collaborative performances. The festival's musicians – soloists, bands, chamber ensembles, orchestras and everything in between – hail from diverse musical backgrounds, representing a contemporary culture in which the incorporation of many different influences is the norm, not the exception. The festival offers the opportunity for some of today's musicians to work together in new combinations, allowing them to branch out in unexpected directions and explore the terrain between classical and popular music.
terrain between classical and popular music.