Monday, March 14, 2016
The celebrated and prolific composer and conductor Peter Maxwell Davies has died at the age of 81.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Thursday, March 24, celebrate the expansive but intimate music of the late iconic French composer, organist and bird-lover Olivier Messiaen with a 24-hour marathon of his works.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Last summer, Q2 Music collaborated with the Metropolitan Museum of Art to crowd-source found sounds for a commission by John Luther Adams. You can download that piece today.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
On Wednesday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 28, Q2 Music presents Lights, Camera, Music!, a 24-hour kaleidoscopic survey of innovative and new-music inflected film scores.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Pianist Marc-André Hamelin stopped by the WQXR studios to perform his "Pavane Variée" and George Gershwin's "Liza," arranged by Earl Wild. Watch his performance on-demand.
Monday, February 15, 2016
Leading American composer Steven Stucky, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Music, died Feb. 14 at the age of 66.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
We visited Sō Percussion's Brooklyn studio to film the quartet perform Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche's 'Drumkit Quartets.'
Monday, February 08, 2016
Philip Glass returns as curator for the 26th annual Tibet House Benefit at Carnegie Hall. He stopped by the studio to talk spiritual awakenings and performing with David Bowie.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
German electronic musician Alva Noto was one of three composers to score "The Revenant" – a film up for twelve Oscars, including Best Picture. He joins us in the studio.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Sunday, Jan. 24 and again on Tuesday, Jan. 26, celebrate your favorite new-music releases of 2015 with a special pre-Grammy Awards, ensemble-hosted 24-hour marathon.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Contemporary music composers and performers – including Richard Reed Parry, Daniel Felsenfeld and John Lurie – share personal tributes to David Bowie.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Rock icon David Bowie passed away on Sunday, just days after the release of his latest album. His influence bled into the worlds of modern classical and experimental music.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
The influential composer, conductor and new-music advocate Pierre Boulez died Tuesday at the age of 90.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
The annual Prototype festival of new opera returns to New York this week. Creative producer Beth Morrison joins Helga Davis to discuss her professional path and the value of community.
Friday, December 11, 2015
One of the best ways I have to positively impact the music community is to ask myself what I need, as an artist, and then to develop a way to address that need that also serves others.
Thursday, December 03, 2015
Moved by the orchestra's recording of John Luther Adam's "Become Ocean," pop superstar Taylor Swift has donated $50,000 to the Seattle Symphony.
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Each weekday this week at 11 am, we're counting down of the greatest 50 pieces of the last 20 years as chosen by our listeners. We'll bring in 2016 with the #1 choice.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
What does it mean for a piece of classical music to be considered contemporary, or new? Vote now and help change the rules of Q2 Music's 5th annual new-music countdown.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Join us all day Tuesday, Nov. 24 for a pre-Thanksgiving sonic horn of plenty with 24 hours of music of subtly ever-shifting, unstoppable change.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Oslo, Norway's Ultima Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary this Fall. With two Norwegian performances happening this week, Q2 Producer Hannis Brown recalls the opening weekend.