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Shara Worden and Orchestra for the New Century at 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival

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Listen: Roomful of Teeth & Nick Zammuto

Sunday, March 12, exploratory vocal octet Roomful of Teeth joined composer Nick Zammuto, a founding member of indie heroes The Books, as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival.

Listen: Thums Up (Vijay Iyer, Himanshu Suri, Rafiq Bhatia, Kassa Overall) & Arooj Aftab

Thursday, March 09, 2017

On March 4, 2017, Grammy-nominated pianist-composer Vijay Iyer took the stage with rapper Himanshu Suri (Das Racist), guitarist Rafiq Bhatia (Son Lux) and drummer/rapper Kassa Overall.


Watch: Kronos Quartet and Face the Music

Monday, March 06, 2017

Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 pm, watch a live video-stream of the trailblazing Kronos Quartet and Face the Music, Kaufman Music Center's acclaimed youth ensemble, live from The Greene Space.


On-Demand Video: Bing & Ruth's 'No Home of the Mind' Release Party

Monday, February 13, 2017

Steered by composer David Moore, the group Bing & Ruth is equal parts chamber and ambient music. Watch the release party for their latest album from The Greene Space at WQXR.


Listen: Meredith Monk, Ani Choying Drolma and Art as Spiritual Practice

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

On November 17, 2016, composer-singer Meredith Monk and Nepalese Buddhist musician Ani Choying Dolma delivered spiritual, voice-driven sets at Brooklyn's National Sawdust.


Listen Live: San Fermin & NOW Ensemble at the Ecstatic Music Festival

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

On Jan. 25 at 7:30 pm, tune in for a live stream of indie rockers San Fermin and new-music mainstays Now Ensemble live from the Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall.


Listen: 2017 Ecstatic Music Festival Launches with Bang on a Can All-Stars

Monday, January 09, 2017

Monday, Jan. 9 at 7:30 pm, join us in kicking off the 2017 Ecstatic Music Festival with a live stream of the Bang on a Can All-Stars annual People's Commissioning Fund Concert.


Listen: Steve Reich's 'Drumming' with Ghanaian Master Gideon Alorwoyie

Friday, December 16, 2016

Ghanaian drummer Gideon Alorwoyie joined Mantra Percussion to celebrate Steve Reich's 80th birthday year in this sold-out show from National Sawdust.

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Watch: Brooklyn Youth Chorus Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Watch a live video-stream of the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus celebrating the launch of its 25th anniversary season with music by Jeff Beal, Nico Muhly and Caroline Shaw.

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Listen: Four World Premieres from the NJSO Cone Composition Institute

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

This summer, conductor David Robertson and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presented the works of four emerging composers as part of the 2016 Edward T. Cone Composition Institute.


Listen: Sound and Fury with Norman, Pärt, Gordon and Shostakovich

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Last spring, the ambitious chamber group Ensemble LPR presented music marked by seething intensity by Andrew Norman, Michael Gordon, Arvo Pärt and Dmitri Shostakovich.


Listen: Sarah Neufeld Performs “The Ridge” at Le Poisson Rouge

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Violinist and composer Sarah Neufeld performed songs from her second solo album "The Ridge" on April 15, 2016 at Le Poisson Rouge.


Listen: Talea Ensemble Goes 'Wild' at the Library of Congress

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Listen to the U.S. Premiere of George Aperghis' Wild Romance and Julian Anderson's Van Gogh Blue, performed by the Talea Ensemble at the Library of Congress on March 11, 2016.


Listen: David Krakauer and Kathleen Tagg Present 'Breath and Hammer'

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Clarinetist David Krakauer and pianist Kathleen Tagg presented arrangements of "simple songs" from cultures around the globe.


Listen: JACK Quartet Live from the NY Phil Biennial at 92Y

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The JACK Quartet made its 92nd Street Y debut on May 23 with the New York premieres of works by Marc Sabat and Cenk Ergün, and the world premiere of a work by Derek Bermel. 


Listen: 'The Orphic Moment' Makes Its Debut at National Sawdust

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

On March 23, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo presented the N.Y. premiere of Matthew Aucoin's dramatic cantata "The Orphic Moment" with Manhattan School of Music Orchestra and Chorus.

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Listen: Saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh's "Pulsivity Works 2" Live at the 2016 Ferus Festival

Thursday, July 07, 2016

On Jan. 14, saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh presented an evening of exploratory improvisation with Jeffrey Zeigler, Leo Genovese and Cornelius Dufallo, as part of the 2016 Ferus Festival.


Listen: Agata Zubel, Jeffrey Zeigler and Ashley Robicheaux Perform 'Between'

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Polish composer-vocalist Agata Zubel joined cellist Jeffrey Zeigler for a multimedia collaboration with artist Ashley Robicheaux as part of this year's Ferus Festival.


Listen: Toy Pianos, Musical Suitcases and a String Quartet at the Look and Listen Festival

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Listen to Phyllis Chen, JACK quartet and Rebekah Heller (ICE) perform works by Chen, John Luther Adams, Jo Kondo and Nathan Davis at the Invisible Dog Art Center on May 6, 2016.


Listen: Harpist Bridget Kibbey Performs Music of Kaija Saariaho and Elliott Carter

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Listen to chamber music by Kaija Saariaho, Elliott Carter, Meredith Monk and Zibuokle Martinaityte, performed live at BRIC House on April 30, 2016.


Listen: The Look and Listen Festival Kicks off with NYC Premieres by Kate Moore and J. Alexander Brown

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Listen to Saskia Lankhoorn, Hollerbrag and Yarn/Wire perform music by Kate Moore, J. Alexander Brown and Chiyoko Szlavnics, live at the 2016 Look and Listen Festival.