Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Watch pianist Vicky Chow perform composer Andy Akiho's haunting "Vick(i/y)" for prepared piano at Brooklyn's Pioneer Works and at the Storm King sculpture garden.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Sunday, Feb. 20, join host Phil Kline for an encore presentation celebrating the birthday of one of classical music's most celebrated and performed living composers: John Adams.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
For Grant Cutler's "Georgia," the composer and electronic musician recorded artists improvising to delayed recordings of themselves. Watch the video premiere for the work.
Monday, January 30, 2017
This Sunday, Q2 Music celebrates the 80th birthday of the iconic minimalist composer Philip Glass with an encore 24-hour marathon of his music.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Beginning Monday, Jan. 23, WNYC's New Sounds – an hour of new and unusual music with John Schaefer – can be heard at 9 am and 6 pm daily on Q2 Music.
Monday, January 09, 2017
Robert Honstein's "Grand Tour" offers a musical tour of the canals, alleyways and lagoons of Venice, Italy. Watch pianist Karl Larson perform the piece in this video premiere.
Friday, January 06, 2017
How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Missy Mazzoli gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a rehearsal for the New York premiere of her opera “Breaking the Waves.”
Saturday, December 31, 2016
We asked Q2 Music listeners to vote on their favorite new-music of the last 20 years. Beginning December 28, we'll countdown the top 50 votes. The top-voted choice will bring in 2017.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Join Q2 Music this winter for a series of new and compelling musical main dishes, catered by New Yorker music critic Alex Ross. This week: Ashley Fure's "Bound to the Bow."
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Mike Clayville from Alarm Will Sound takes over our Instagram to document Alarm Will Sound’s preparation for “Splitting Adams."
Friday, December 23, 2016
How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Riley Mulherkar from The Westerlies brings us along for their annual holiday bash.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
As 2016 draws to a close, Q2 Music staff and writers look back on some of the most uplifting, imagination-gripping, and breathtaking musical achievements of the past year.
Friday, December 09, 2016
How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Gabriel Kahane takes over our Instagram to document concert prepping, quality cat-time and a new Q2 Music theme song.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Richard Reed Parry's "Their Passing in Time," performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Composer Andrew Norman's orchestral "Play" is this year's recipient for the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. Join us in listening to the entire piece today at 12 pm.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Ellis Ludwig-Leone's "Envelopes from 67," performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Join us Sunday, Nov. 20 to celebrate the birthday of Meredith Monk with 24 hours of her beguiling music, insights from the composer herself, and remixes from her noted admirers.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Nico Muhly's "Fielding Dawson in Franz Kline's Studio," performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Bryce Dessner's "Tour Eiffel," performed live by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
Saturday, November 05, 2016
With the New York Marathon right around the corner, it's only fitting we usher it in with 10 pieces of music requiring stamina from performers and audience alike.