March ’16 w/ Jose Gonzalez

226ee1fbIt’s our distinct pleasure to announce an upcoming tour with the lovely and talented Jose Gonzalez! This March, we will jump on the bus to bring you concerts on the west coast, midwest and northeast, all in the span of a few short weeks. yMusic will open each show then join Jose for the majority of his set. This collaboration was born a few summers ago at Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival, and we are thrilled to continue it this spring and beyond. Full dates listed on our site, or visit Pitchfork for the press release.

CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions

Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 7.36.42 PMFresh from performing at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, yMusic and Ben Folds convened at Avatar Studios for a series of interviews and performances to celebrate the release of “So There.” One of the highlights of the experience was filming for the CBS Saturday Sessions. Please click below to enjoy the results!

CBS Saturday Sessions Interview

So There (Live at Avatar Studios)

Capable of Anything (Live at Avatar Studios)

Phone in a Pool (Live at Avatar Studios)    

“So There” with Ben Folds

ben-folds_wide-73d4228e36a4cf24795a69ced8da00f4efffaa9c-s800-c85We are excited to announce that our collaborative record with Ben Folds, “So There,” is out and in the world! Recorded in Los Angeles, NYC and Nashville, it contains 8 songs arranged by members of yMusic and utilizes our full range of instrument options, including singing! Even the cover art is by our very own, Alex Sopp! It’s an honor to share duties on the disc with the Nashville Symphony, and we hope you all will consider picking up a copy.

Residency at New York Live Arts!

NYLAFriends! We are SO EXCITED to announce our 2015 residency at New York Live Arts!

New York Live Arts is a fabulous organization created by living legend Bill T. Jones which, until recently, focused almost exclusively on modern dance endeavors. This Fall, they are launching a brand-new new music series called Come Around, and we are pumped to be the first ever ensemble-in-residence!

What does this mean? It means we are commissioning and premiering a whopping SIX NEW WORKS, culminating this December with a half-evening length work by Marcos Balter, which will be choreographed and danced by Bill T. Jones and Dianne McIntyre!!

All throughout the Fall, we’ll be premiering and workshopping brand-new works by the amazing composers Mark Dancigers, Paul CorleyQasim NaqviMissy Mazzoli and Robert Sirota.

We are deeply excited for this residency, and particularly excited to share our progress with you, as we dive into a whole new pile of exciting rep. Also? It gives us a lovely reason to take a break from touring and spend some quality time at home in our great city, trying out some great new stuff for our friends.

We’ve never done anything quite like this before, so pick up your tickets and come hang out!!

yMusic’s New York Live Arts Performances:

9/11 – New York Live Arts (Third Floor Studios), 8pm TICKETS
Part I: Mark Dancigers

10/30 – New York Live Arts (Third Floor Studios), 8pm TICKETS
Part II: Qasim Naqvi & Paul Corley

11/20 – New York Live Arts (Third Floor Studios), 8pm TICKETS
Part III: Missy Mazzoli & Robert Sirota

12/9-12/12 – New York Live Arts Theater, 7:30pm TICKETS
Part IV: Marcos Balter World Premiere Commission
Featuring Solo Works Choreographed By Bill T. Jones and Dianne McIntyre
12/9 & 12/11 – Bill T. Jones.   12/10 & 12/12 – Dianne McIntyre