From May 13-May 18, VIA will launch our inaugural FERUS FESTIVAL as part of our NYC residency at The Stone. Each evening features an artist or many artists with whom we are honored to share with you. Ferus is our designated incubation time for new projects in a workshop performance setting, and we are thrilled to announce Q2 as our Digital Partner, and thankful to The Stone and John Zorn for having us!

We hope very much to see you there, friends!

The Stone is located at East 2nd Street and Avenue C, NYC
$15 per set
STUDENTS 13 to 19. $10 per set at all times.
CHILDREN 12 and under admitted FREE.
There are no advance ticket sales. All admissions are at the door prior to each performance

The festival will be recorded for on-demand listening by Q2 Music, WQXR’s online radio station for contemporary classical music at

Schedule below but check out our artist pages at the bottom of this screen!

5/13 Tuesday 
8 and 10 pm
Jeff Zeigler (cello) Vijay Iyer (piano) Scott Colley (bass) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion)

5/14 Wednesday
8 pm
Gity Razaz (composer) Deborah Lifton (soprano) Mikhail  Smigelski (baritone) Steve Beck (piano) Vasko Dukovski (clarinet) Serafim Smigelskiy (cello)

10 pm
Niloufar Talebi (librettist) Cree Carrico (soprano) Sarah Heltzel (mezzo soprano) Mila Henry (pianist)

5/15 Thursday
8 and 10 pm
Cornelius Dufallo (violin) Kinan Azmeh (clarinet) Helga Davis (voice)

5/16 Friday 
8 and 10 pm
Rinde Eckert (performer)

5/17 Saturday 
8 and 10 pm
Paola Prestini (voice, composer) Jeffrey Zeigler (cello) Ian Rosenbaum (percussion) Mivos Quartet (strings) Andy Akiho (composer, percussion) Helga Davis (performer)

5/18 Sunday 
8 pm
Daniel Felsenfeld (composer), Wesley Stace, aka John Wesley Harding (host), Maeve Hoglund (soprano), Heather Meyer (soprano), Kacey Cardin (soprano), Emily Manzo (harpsichord), Sarah Carrier (flute)

10 pm
Albert Behar (composer, accordionist)  Ariadne Greif (soprano)


Q2 Music is WQXR’s online music station dedicated to contemporary classical composers, innovative ensembles, and vibrant, live webcasts from New York City’s leading new-music venues. Q2 Music, a live 24/7 music stream available at, includes immersive festivals, insightful commentary from hosts and composers, full-length album streams, in-depth interviews with trend-setting artists, and special live events at The Greene Space at WQXR. Q2 Music is also available via the free WQXR app.