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Shara Worden and Orchestra for the New Century at 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival

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

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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Listen: Lee Ranaldo & Dither Premiere 'Hurricane Songs'

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo collaborates with the electric guitar quartet Dither and drummer Brian Chase for the world premiere of Ranaldo's "Hurricane Songs."


Listen: In Celebration of Steven Stucky

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Musicians gathered on March 2, 2016 to celebrate the legacy of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky. The evening included music of Stucky's influences and students.


Listen: Messiaen's 'Quartet for the End of Time' with NY Phil All-Stars

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Hear Olivier Messiaen's 'Quartet for the End of Time' as recorded live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on March 13 with an all-star cast from the New York Philharmonic.


Listen: Premiere of David Lang's 'Broken,' Music for Viola and Viols

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The first program in Nadia's week-long residency at Symphony Space featured music by David Lang, William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons and Nico Muhly.


Listen Live: William Tyler, Quindar, Nick Hallett

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

This Thursday, March 17, join us for a live stream of indie sample-rockers Quindar, featuring Wilco's Mikael Jorgensen, with composer Nick Hallett and guitarist William Tyler.


Listen: yMusic Performs Son Lux, Marcos Balter and Sufjan Stevens

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

As part of violist Nadia Sirota's week-long Fuse Project residency at Symphony Space, her ensemble yMusic performed music by Son Lux, Judd Greenstein and Sufjan Stevens.


Listen Live: Nadia Sirota Premieres Dennehy’s ‘Tessellatum’

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Hear violist Nadia Sirota give the premiere of Donnacha Dennehy's "Tessellatum" - a 40-minute work with solo viola and viol consort.

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Listen: Composer-Pianist Rachel Grimes and Longleash Piano Trio

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 pm, Q2 Music and New Sounds Live present a live stream of composer-pianist Rachel Grimes with the piano trio Longleash from Merkin Concert Hall.


On-Demand: Rapper Pharoahe Monch and PitchBlak Brass Band

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Rapper and singer Pharoahe Monch joined forces with PitchBlak Brass Band at Merkin Concert Hall on Feb. 4 as part of this year's Ecstatic Music Festival. Listen to the entire show now.


Listen Live: Bang on a Can Perform Shaw, Shouwang

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Feb. 6, the Bang on a Can All-Stars presented world premieres of music by Caroline Shaw and Zhang Shouwang alongside performances of Ornette Coleman and Julia Wolfe.