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March 01, 2017

Ecstatic to add second Ecstatic Music Festival concert!

Having sold out our first Ecstatic Music Festival show at WNYC’s Greene Space in New York City on Tuesday, March 7 (7:30 p.m.), we have just added a second performance at 9:30 p.m. that evening, featuring additional new selections from Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, our education and legacy project that is commissioning—and distributing for free—the first learning library of contemporary repertoire for string quartet. Learn more and buy tickets >

Presented by Q2 Music, the 9:30 program includes a teaser preview of an excerpt of Laurie Anderson’s as-yet-untitled Fifty for the Future piece, plus commissions by Garth Knox, Fodé Lassana Diabaté, Kala Ramnath, and Soo Yeon Lyuh, who joins Kronos on stage on the haegeum, a traditional Korean string instrument.

Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music, the acclaimed youth ensemble called “a force in the New York new-music world” by The New York Times, opens the show with a work by Aleksandra Vrebalov, also composed for Kronos’s Fifty for the Future. Hosted by Q2 Music’s Helga Davis, the evening is a rare opportunity to hear the renowned ensemble in such an intimate setting. 

The Greene Space is located at 44 Charlton St. in Manhattan. Tickets are $40 (general admission), available through www.thegreenespace.org.

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