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  • 12:00 AM
    Overnights
  • Luxuriate in vast stretches of immersive, cutting-edge and evocative 21st century repertoire on Overnights on Q2 Music. Not only is this your chance to enjoy longer pieces than those you'd hear during the rest of the day, but Overnights also spices its programming with flavors of cerebral indie-electronic and poignant, complex ambient music.

  • 06:00 AM
    Mornings
  • Get your sonic stimulant with Mornings on Q2 Music with a contrapuntal, caffeinated mix designed to fire up the neurons and scatter those last vestiges of the subconscious. Mornings focus on buoyant, vibrant music from today's leading and emerging voices, but you'll also enjoy hints of the fertile 20th century wellspring from which many composers continue to draw inspiration.

  • 10:00 AM
    Hammered!
  • From The Sublime To The Knife's Edge

    It’s Hammered! time... multiplied. This week we celebrate the sound, resonance, textures, counterpoint, drive, volume and sheer hutzpah of music for two, four, five and six pianos. Former Bang on a Can pianist Lisa Moore hosts. 

  • 11:00 AM
    Nadia Sirota
  • Let me tell ya 'bout the birds and koalas

    Nadia Sirota checks in from her tour of Australia with a week of music inspired by the sounds of the natural world.

  • 01:00 PM
    Phil Kline
  • Phil Kline is a composer who makes music in many genres and contexts, from experimental electronics and sound installations to songs, choral, theater, chamber and orchestral music.

    Hear Phil Kline weekdays from 11 am to 1 pm on Q2 Music.

  • 03:00 PM
    Cued Up
  • Keeping its finger on the pulse of New York City’s vibrant live-music scene, Cued Up brings you complete live shows from the city’s most progressive venues and presenters. From the Upper West Side’s Lincoln Center and Columbia University’s Miller Theatre to the West Village’s (Le) Poisson Rouge, SoHo’s Greene Space, and halls all over Brooklyn and Queens, Cued Up brings this progressive contemporary music scene directly to you.

  • 04:00 PM
    Afternoons
  • Unexpected but fresh adjacencies within new music define Afternoons on Q2 Music. Enjoy disparate styles and cultures of 21st century classical repertoire woven together into a seamless tapestry through similarities of texture, energy and atmosphere.

  • 05:00 PM
    Mary Rowell
  • Considered by critics to be one of the most important and exciting performers on the contemporary scene today, the violinist Mary Rowell cannot be classified. Known for her work with the Grammy Award-winning Tango Project, the indie band The Silos and pop icon Joe Jackson, she has carved an indelible place in the contemporary classical music world with the post-classical quartet ETHEL of which she is co-founder.

  • 06:00 PM
    Afternoons
  • Unexpected but fresh adjacencies within new music define Afternoons on Q2 Music. Enjoy disparate styles and cultures of 21st century classical repertoire woven together into a seamless tapestry through similarities of texture, energy and atmosphere.

  • 07:00 PM
    The New Canon
  • All in the Timing with Wergo, Hilary Hahn, Hauschka and More

    This week on the New Canon, we help German label Wergo celebrate 50 years of groundbreaking music with a handpicked selection from their 5-disc, commemorative box set, Music of Our Time, featuring music by Nono, Stravinsky, Schnebel, Stockhausen and Cage. It's our album (or, rather, albums) of the week.

  • 09:00 PM
    Evenings
  • A lush and meditative mix of 21st century classical repertoire spiked with juxtapositions of world music, Evenings on Q2 Music explores the rich counterpoint and surprising affinities that exist amongst musics from culture far and wide. From hypnotic minimalist compositions to energetic neo-classical works to music that proclaims cultural roots and ancient timbres, Evenings highlight the universal language of music.