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Ecstatic Music Festival: 2018 lineup & tickets (Julianna Barwick, Kronos Quartet & more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 2018 Ecstatic Music Festival runs from January 27 to April 26 at The Kaufman Center in NYC, bringing together many artists and composers across various genres for collaborative performances.

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The Indie Classical Crowd Celebrates an Iconic Venue

Source: New York Music Daily

It wouldn’t be fair to let the month go by without a mention of the Times Arrow festival of 20th and 21st century music, a roughly ten-day celebration of the 250th anniversary of St. Paul’s Chapel downtown at Broadway just south of Vesey Street featuring a diverse cast of the classical and indie classical talent associated with its sister venue Trinity Church. It’s not clear if George Washington ever slept at the chapel. But he was a parishioner there, and if the sermons were boring, that could have happened at sone point during his days as President.

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Review: ‘American Visions,’ a Graceful Take on Race, Patriotism and Longing

Source: New York Times » Music

A concert on Tuesday by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center featured collections of songs traversing a range of moods and serious themes.

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A Brooding, Wounded Masterpiece from Jane Antonia Cornish

Source: New York Music Daily

Composer Jane Antonia Cornish has scored some big hits (pun intended) with her film music. Her signature style tends to be reflective and atmospheric, meticulous to a fault: a wasted note would be a serious crime in her universe. Her latest album, Continuum opens with Nocturne 1, a starkly minimalist, Lynchian series of very subtle variations on a very simple motif for strings that Angelo Badalamenti would no doubt approve of. As it grows darker and louder, bringing to mind Philip Glass’ Dracula soundtrack, the ghosts of the deep, robust roots of the trees whose wood became cellos and violins ...

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Halloween Thrills and Chills from the American Modern Ensemble

Source: New York Music Daily

At Merkin Concert Hall last night, American Modern Ensemble director and virtuoso percussionist Robert Paterson explained to the sold-out crowd that the show had been eight years in the making. And he made it worth everyone’s while. It might or might not have been a rather brazen attempt to upstage works by George Crumb and David Del Tredici with a trio of his own compositions, but that was the ultimate result. Whatever the intention, it made for a great night of music.

The ensemble began as a sextet and by the time they hit the intermission, they’d grown to ...

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