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Merkin Hall

New York, NY         

Since its first season of presenting concert series in 1982, Merkin Hall has established itself as one of New York City’s premier destinations for contemporary music. A leading presenter of new music, Merkin Hall nurtures and promotes emerging musical talents, supports the creation of new work, and engages a wide range of audiences in the exploration and enjoyment of the musical expression of our time. Merkin Hall makes contemporary music accessible to a wide range of audiences through its low ticket prices, its broadcasting partnership with New York Public Radio, and its programs, such as the Ecstatic Music Festival® which brings together diverse audiences to experience innovative musical artists from the indie/pop and classical realms in adventurous collaborations that are redefining music for the post-classical generation. Merkin Hall, renowned as a performance venue for its excellent acoustics combined with its intimate, welcoming atmosphere, provides the ideal setting for the Festival, combining the elegance of the traditional concert hall with the energy of a nightclub. The Hall offers state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities including a professional recording studio, film screening capabilities, and an infrared listening system for the hearing impaired.

2016 Ecstatic Music Festival promotional video

Short promotional video for the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival in Merkin Concert Hall

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2014 Ecstatic Music Festival promotional video

Short promotional video for the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival in Merkin Concert Hall

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About a collaboration: Mariam Wallentin & Mikael Karlsson with ACME- Ecstatic Music Festival 2012

In 2012, Merkin Concert Hall engaged a videographer to capture the collaborative process of some of the Ecstatic Music Festival artists. The videos, which were featured on Merkin Concert Hall’s website, generated increased interest in the Festival. This video highlights the process of a collaboration between Mariam Wallentin, Mikael Karlsson, and ACME.

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