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Ecstatic Music Festival 2015 schedule (Julia Holter, Xiu Xiu, Kaki King, John Zorn, Bang On A Can All-Stars & more)

photo: Julia Holter at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Julia Holter

NYC’s annual Ecstatic Music Festival returns to the Merkin Concert Hall this year with various shows happening from February through April, following the two free concerts at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place in January. As always, it includes collaborations between indie and classical artists, and this year’s lineup features Julia Holter, Xiu Xiu, Kaki King, John Zorn, Ikue Mori, Helado Negro, Emily Wells, Bang on a Can All-Stars (premiering works by Glenn Kotche, Jace Clayton and Ben Frost), and more. Tickets are on sale now.

Full lineup and schedule below…

Ecstatic Music Festival 2015 Schedule

Thu, Jan 15, 2015, 8 pm, FREE – Ian Williams & Mantra Percussion Presented by Arts Brookfield at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place

Friday, January 16, 2015, 8 pm, FREE – Wet Ink Ensemble with Deborah Lohse & the Shake Down Dance Collective with Mantra Percussion Presented by Arts Brookfield at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place

Thu, Feb 12, 2015, 7:30 pm – John Zorn, Talea Ensemble, Tyshawn Sorey & Ikue Mori

Wed, Feb 18, 2015, 7:30 pm – Helado Negro & thingNY

Wed, Feb 25, 2015, 7:30 pm – Julia Holter, Alex Temple & Spektral Quartet

Thu, Feb 26, 2015, 7:30 pm – Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert: Bang on a Can All-Stars – World premieres of new works by Glenn Kotche, Jace Clayton & Ben Frost A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer

Wed, Mar 18, 2015, 7:30 pm – Terry Riley 80th Birthday Concert – With Gyan Riley, Emily Wells, Face the Music, Marco Benevento and more A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer

Sat, Mar 21, 2015, 7:30 pm – John King, Kaki King & ETHEL A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer

Thu, Apr 2, 2015, 7:30 pm – Xiu Xiu & Mantra Percussion

Thu, Apr 16, 2015, 7:30 pm – Annie Gosfield, Roger Kleier, Billy Martin & Wicked Knee

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