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Watch: Brooklyn Youth Chorus Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season

Watch a live video-stream on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 pm, when the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus celebrates its 25th anniversary season from The Greene Space.

Listen: Four World Premieres from the NJSO Cone Composition Institute

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

This summer, conductor David Robertson and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presented the works of four emerging composers as part of the 2016 Edward T. Cone Composition Institute.


Listen: Sound and Fury with Norman, Pärt, Gordon and Shostakovich

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Last spring, the ambitious chamber group Ensemble LPR presented music marked by seething intensity by Andrew Norman, Michael Gordon, Arvo Pärt and Dmitri Shostakovich.


Listen: Sarah Neufeld Performs “The Ridge” at Le Poisson Rouge

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Violinist and composer Sarah Neufeld performed songs from her second solo album "The Ridge" on April 15, 2016 at Le Poisson Rouge.


Listen: Talea Ensemble Goes 'Wild' at the Library of Congress

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Listen to the U.S. Premiere of George Aperghis' Wild Romance and Julian Anderson's Van Gogh Blue, performed by the Talea Ensemble at the Library of Congress on March 11, 2016.


Listen: David Krakauer and Kathleen Tagg Present 'Breath and Hammer'

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Clarinetist David Krakauer and pianist Kathleen Tagg presented arrangements of "simple songs" from cultures around the globe.


Listen: JACK Quartet Live from the NY Phil Biennial at 92Y

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The JACK Quartet made its 92nd Street Y debut on May 23 with the New York premieres of works by Marc Sabat and Cenk Ergün, and the world premiere of a work by Derek Bermel. 


Listen: 'The Orphic Moment' Makes Its Debut at National Sawdust

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

On March 23, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo presented the N.Y. premiere of Matthew Aucoin's dramatic cantata "The Orphic Moment" with Manhattan School of Music Orchestra and Chorus.

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Listen: Saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh's "Pulsivity Works 2" Live at the 2016 Ferus Festival

Thursday, July 07, 2016

On Jan. 14, saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh presented an evening of exploratory improvisation with Jeffrey Zeigler, Leo Genovese and Cornelius Dufallo, as part of the 2016 Ferus Festival.


Listen: Agata Zubel, Jeffrey Zeigler and Ashley Robicheaux Perform 'Between'

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Polish composer-vocalist Agata Zubel joined cellist Jeffrey Zeigler for a multimedia collaboration with artist Ashley Robicheaux as part of this year's Ferus Festival.


Listen: Toy Pianos, Musical Suitcases and a String Quartet at the Look and Listen Festival

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Listen to Phyllis Chen, JACK quartet and Rebekah Heller (ICE) perform works by Chen, John Luther Adams, Jo Kondo and Nathan Davis at the Invisible Dog Art Center on May 6, 2016.


Listen: Harpist Bridget Kibbey Performs Music of Kaija Saariaho and Elliott Carter

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Listen to chamber music by Kaija Saariaho, Elliott Carter, Meredith Monk and Zibuokle Martinaityte, performed live at BRIC House on April 30, 2016.


Listen: The Look and Listen Festival Kicks off with NYC Premieres by Kate Moore and J. Alexander Brown

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Listen to Saskia Lankhoorn, Hollerbrag and Yarn/Wire perform music by Kate Moore, J. Alexander Brown and Chiyoko Szlavnics, live at the 2016 Look and Listen Festival. 


Listen: Part Two of Jennifer Koh's 'Shared Madness'

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Enjoy a live audio webcast on Tuesday, May 31 of the second installment of world premieres from violinist Jennifer Koh's exploration of virtuosity in the 21st century.

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Watch: Yale School of Music Premieres Works by David Lang and Hannah Lash

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wednesday, May 25 at 7 pm, watch a live videostream of a special edition of the Yale School of Music's new-music series, New Music New Haven, from The Greene Space at WQXR.

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Listen: 16 World Premieres with Jennifer Koh's 'Shared Madness'

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Listen to violinist Jennifer Koh's exploration of virtuosity in the 21st century with 16 world premieres from dynamic, celebrated composers live from National Sawdust.


Listen: West Coast Premiere of John Luther Adams's 'Become River'

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Listen to International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and Renga perform the world premiere of John Luther Adams's "Become River" and music by Aaron Copland live at the Ojai Festival.

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Watch: Peter Sellars and Friends from The Greene Space

Monday, May 09, 2016

Watch a live videostream of a conversation with opera director Peter Sellars and performances by Ojai Festival musicians as recorded at The Greene Space at WQXR on May 13.


Listen: M. Lamar, Charlie Looker & Mivos Quartet

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Zs founding member Charlie Looker joined the Mivos Quartet and M. Lamar at Merkin Concert Hall aspart of the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival.

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Listen: Goldfeather and Exceptet Color New Music with Old Timey Folk

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Brooklyn-based septet Exceptet joined old-timey band, Goldfeather for an evening of premieres at Merkin Concert Hall as part of the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival.


Listen: Music for Heart and Breath with Nadia Sirota and Richard Reed Parry

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire and Bryce Dessner of The National joined violist Nadia Sirota for the third installment in her week-long Fuse Project residency at Symphony Space.

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