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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!
  • Color, Spontaneity, and the Music of Pierre Boulez

    Despite this month's phenomenal, forward-looking programs on Q2 Music's Lucerne Festival webcasts, there is a conspicuous absence of music by one of the festival's artistic gurus—and one of the most influential musicians of the last fifty years—Pierre Boulez.

  • 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.

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  • 01:00 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
    The Brothers Balliett
  • American Quintettery

    For some American composers, the string quartet just isn't going to cut it. This week the Brothers Balliett listen to quintets by two Americans: bassist, composer and MacArthur fellow Edgar Meyer and Pulitzer-prize winner John Harbison.

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • 08:00 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. Hear Composers Speak Out Wednesdays at 4 pm on Q2 Music.

     

  • 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.