For the sixth year in a row, Q2 Music is partnering with the Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music Festival – the annual indie-classical cross-pollination that pairs dynamic musicians from the pop and classical worlds through world premiere collaborations and performances.
Stream live webcasts on Q2 Music of three select shows hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer (New Sounds):
→ Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 pm: Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert
→ Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 pm: Rachel Grimes & Longleash
→ Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 pm: William Tyler, Quindar & Nick Hallett
Other shows from this year's festival will be available for on-demand streaming soon after each performance, including:
→ Jan. 29: Man Forever & Tigue from The Greene Space at WQXR
→ Feb. 4: Pharoahe Monch & PitchBlak Brass Band
→ Mar. 2: Lee Ranaldo & Dither
→ Mar. 13: Exceptet & Goldfeather
→ Mar. 19: M. Lamar, Charlie Looker & Mivos Quartet
Stay current with the latest on-demand audio from the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival by following us on Twitter at @Q2Music or signing up for our weekly e-newsletter.
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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Zs founding member Charlie Looker joined the Mivos Quartet and M. Lamar at Merkin Concert Hall aspart of the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Brooklyn-based septet Exceptet joined old-timey band, Goldfeather for an evening of premieres at Merkin Concert Hall as part of the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo collaborates with the electric guitar quartet Dither and drummer Brian Chase for the world premiere of Ranaldo's "Hurricane Songs."
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
This Thursday, March 17, join us for a live stream of indie sample-rockers Quindar, featuring Wilco's Mikael Jorgensen, with composer Nick Hallett and guitarist William Tyler.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 pm, Q2 Music and New Sounds Live present a live stream of composer-pianist Rachel Grimes with the piano trio Longleash from Merkin Concert Hall.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Rapper and singer Pharoahe Monch joined forces with PitchBlak Brass Band at Merkin Concert Hall on Feb. 4 as part of this year's Ecstatic Music Festival. Listen to the entire show now.
Saturday, February 06, 2016
Feb. 6, the Bang on a Can All-Stars presented world premieres of music by Caroline Shaw and Zhang Shouwang alongside performances of Ornette Coleman and Julia Wolfe.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Q2 Music helps kick off the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival with a videostream of percussion projects Man Forever and Tigue live from The Greene Space at WQXR. John Schaefer hosts.