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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.

  • 12:00 AM
    Lutosławski at 100: VII. Last Thoughts
  • 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 ...

  • 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!
  • Anniversary and Birthday Tributes

    There are many reasons to tip the musical hat this week: Charles Wuorinen's 75th birthday; Ned Rorem's 90th!; the one year anniversary of Elliott Carter's passing; and the centennial celebration of Witold Lutoslawski. Listen weekdays at 10 am for music by this handful of extraordinary composers.

  • 11:00 AM
    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.

  • 01:00 PM
    Listen: Remembering Sir John Tavener
  • Listen: Remembering Sir John Tavener

    On Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 1 pm, Q2 Music honors the recent passing of British composer John Tavener with an hour-long tribute celebrating his work for a cappella choir, solo voice and chamber ensemble.

  • 02:00 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.

  • 03:00 PM
    Mixtapes
  • Composer Peter Fahey on Music of Friends and Colleagues

    The music of Irish composer Peter Fahey has been performed by iO Quartet, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble and Talea Ensemble. On October 25th, the American Composers Orchestra premiered his A Mirror to Kathleen's Face. Hear Fahey's Mixtape today at 3 pm.

  • 04:00 PM
    Composers Speak Out
  • Here’s your chance to hear directly from your favorite composers as they offer insights into the inspiration and process behind their music. This hybrid, virtual hosting by some of today’s most fascinating and celebrated composers draws back the curtain on the creative process and provides an exclusive perspective on the music you’re about to hear.

     

  • 05:00 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
    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.

     

  • 09:00 PM
    Listen: Remembering Sir John Tavener
  • Listen: Remembering Sir John Tavener

    On Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 1 pm, Q2 Music honors the recent passing of British composer John Tavener with an hour-long tribute celebrating his work for a cappella choir, solo voice and chamber ensemble.

  • 09:45 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.