Classical Music Listings From The New York Times


Ecstatic Music Festival (Friday and Saturday) The scintillating, shape-shifting world of indie classical music convenes for its annual love fest, which continues through March 29. Events kick off on Friday with a live webcast (the show is sold out) of the indie-rock trio Hospitality and the teenage whiz-kids Face the Music at 7 p.m. at the Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street, at Varick Street, SoHo, 866-811-4111, On Saturday two ensembles, Dawn of Midi and Bright Wave, blur the lines between electronic and acoustic sound. At 7:30 p.m., Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, Manhattan,, 212-501-3330; $25 for single tickets, $150 for a festival pass. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)

Music of Now Marathon (Saturday) This valuable, sprawling annual new-music event returns for a fifth time. This year’s theme, “Rapid Ear Movement (REM),” suggests the program’s interest in sleep and dreams. Among the offerings are electrical-acoustic pieces by Du Yun and Angélica Negrón; a helping of works inspired by Shakespeare; and a performance by Meredith Monk and her ensemble. At 2 p.m., Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, 212-864-1414, Ext. 289,; $20. (Woolfe)

Steven Schick (Saturday) One of the foremost percussionists of his generation, Steven Schick turns 60 this year, and it’s cause for the Miller Theater to celebrate his artistry and commissioning zeal. After performing a survey of the solo percussion repertory of the second half of the 20th century on Thursday, Mr. Schick turns to more recent compositions — by Kaija Saariaho, David Lang, John Luther Adams and others — with the program “Responses” on Saturday. At 8 p.m., Miller Theater, Broadway at 116th Street, Morningside Heights, 212-854-7799,; $25 to $35. (da Fonseca-Wollheim)