Ecstatic Music Festival: Terry Riley 80th Birthday Concert

  • Merkin Concert Hall 129 W 67th St New York, NY, 10023 United States

With Gyan Riley, Emily Wells, Face the Music, Marco Benevento and more

A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer
Presented by Kaufman Music Center at Merkin Concert Hall

Celebrate the 80th birthday of Terry Riley, who launched the Minimalist movement in the 1960s and changed the course of 20th century music. Composer/performers inspired by Riley’s work and legacy – including guitarist Gyan Riley, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Emily Wells, pianist/vocalist Marco Benevento and the celebrated teen new music sensations Face the Music – will perform tribute pieces. Then, artists from across the sonic spectrum will come together for a massive performance of Riley’s revolutionary 1964 classic “In C.”