New York Now

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New York Now brings you live shows from New York's most dynamic venues and presenters. From live audio webcasts to a rich, evolving archive of on-demand shows, New York Now puts the best of the contemporary classical music scene directly at your fingertips.

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Listen Live: Arvo Pärt and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

On Monday, June 2 at 7 pm ET, Q2 Music presents a live audio webcast of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in Arvo Pärt's epic masterpiece Kanon Pokajanen. Live from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Four World Premieres by Juilliard Student Composers

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

On Tuesday, April 15 at 8 pm, Q2 Music presents an exclusive webcast of the Juilliard School's four 2014 composers' competition winners as recorded live Feb. 14 at Alice Tully Hall.

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On-Demand Audio: Man Forever & William Basinski

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

March 29, the Kid Millions-helmed percussion ensemble Man Forever joined electronic artist William Basinski onstage for the final evening of the Ecstatic Music Festival 2014.

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On-Demand Audio: Mirah and Susie Ibarra

Monday, March 31, 2014

Saturday, March 1, inventive singer-songwriter Mirah and composer-percussionist Susie Ibarra shared the stage at the 2014 Ecstatic Music festival for reworkings of each other's music as well as the world premiere of We Float – a new collaborative work considering the effect of space travel on the human experience.

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On-Demand Audio: Buke and Gase with So Percussion

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March 26, avant rock duo Buke and Gase joined So Percussion at Merkin Concert Hall, as part of the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival. The evening features new music performed on a mix of traditional and homemade instruments. Listen to the entire show on demand.

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On-Demand Video: Kronos Quartet 40th Birthday Celebration

Monday, March 24, 2014

Watch the archived video webcast of the Kronos Quartet performing key works from their contemporary canon in The Greene Space, recorded live on Monday night.

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On-Demand Audio: Timo Andres, Gabriel Kahane, Ted Hearne, Becca Stevens & Nathan Koci

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, we presented a live audio webcast of composer-performers Timo Andres, Gabriel Kahane, Ted Hearne, Becca Stevens and Nathan Koci at the Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall.

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Listen: Bang On A Can's People's Commissioning Fund Concert

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Last Thursday, Q2 Music presented a live audio stream of the Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert featuring music of Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry.

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On-Demand Audio: Ensemble LPR

Friday, March 07, 2014

March 7, Q2 Music streamed a live webcast of Le Poisson Rouge's in-house Ensemble LPR, performing the music of Jonny Greenwood, Bryce Dessner and Bela Bartok. Listen to the show on demand. 

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On-Demand Audio: Saul Williams and Mivos Quartet

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Last month, New York City's Mivos Quartet joined poet and hip hop artist Saul Williams for an evening of new solo and collaborative works, including the U.S. premiere of Thomas Kessler's Williams's NGH WHT.

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On-Demand Audio: Lesley Flanigan and People Get Ready

Thursday, February 27, 2014

February 19, composer-vocalist Lesley Flanigan joined Brooklyn-based performance-art rockers People Get Ready as part of Kaufman Music Center's 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival. The evening included the premiere of a new collaborative vocal composition as well as sets from both Flanigan and the band.

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On-Demand Audio: Dawn of Midi and Bright Wave

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

On Feb. 1, post-minimal jazz trio Dawn of Midi joined the newly-formed chamber sextet Bright Wave for an evening of premieres as part of the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival. Stream the entire show on demand.

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Hospitality and Face the Music Kick Off the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival®

Friday, January 31, 2014

Jan. 31, Brooklyn-based indie trio Hospitality, teamed up with the new-music wunderkinds Face the Music to kick off the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival live in The Greene Space at WQXR. Watch the entire performance on demand.

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Yefim Bronfman and Friends' Underground Showcase of New Music

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Q2 Music streams "CONTACT! Yefim Bronfman and Friends" – the latest installment of the new-music series presented by the New York Philharmonic and the 92nd St. Y and featuring Yefim Bronfman.

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On-Demand Audio: Hilliard Ensemble's Farewell to New York Audiences

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Hear one of the world’s finest vocal chamber groups, the Hilliard Ensemble, on Q2 Music. The program is part of the Hilliard's farewell tour, as the group will disband in late 2014.

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On-Demand Audio: Pekka Kuusisto and Nico Muhly Duo

Thursday, January 02, 2014

On Jan. 3, composer-pianist Nico Muhly joined Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto for a joint show at (Le) Poisson Rouge featuring music by Glass, Pärt, Bach and Muhly himself. Hear the entire performance on demand.

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Download: Stars of the Lid with the Wordless Music Orchestra

Monday, December 30, 2013

On Tues, Dec. 17, Q2 Music recorded the Texas-founded, experimental ambient duo Stars of the Lid and the Wordless Music Orchestra for a collaborative concert of intricate, drone-heavy minimalism. Stream the entire performance. 

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On-Demand Audio: Witold Lutosławski Centennial Tribute

Friday, December 20, 2013

Q2 Music celebrated the centenary of legendary Polish composer Witold Lutosławski with a live audio webcast from Symphony Space featuring a performance by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble. Hear the entire show on-demand. 

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Highlights of Violinist Hilary Hahn's Grand Commissioning Project

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

This past November, violinist Hilary Hahn performed her most recent encore-commissioning project, "In 27 Pieces," live from Greenwich House. Stream excerpts this week. 

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An Evening with Esa-Pekka Salonen

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Q2 Music brings you "An Evening with Esa-Pekka Salonen" – the most recent installment of the New York Philharmonic's new-music series CONTACT!. The music was recorded live at NoHo's SubCulture. 

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On-Demand Audio: George Benjamin's 'Written on Skin'

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Listen to the archived broadcast of George Benjamin's erotic, macabre and widely-lauded opera Written on Skin, as recorded live at Tanglewood this past August.

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