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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Pianist Marc-André Hamelin and percussionist Steven Schick opened the 2012 Ojai Festival with a program featuring music by John Adams, Charles Ives and John Luther Adams.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Ethan Iverson is the pianist for the adventurous jazz trio The Bad Plus. His Mixtape features piano music from Rzewski to Birtwistle.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
April 15, Berlin-based pianist Hauschka headlined an evening of meditative music at Le Poisson Rouge. The show included ambient duo itsnotyouitsme and New York collective Sontag Shogun.
Monday, May 18, 2015
The spiritually and physically demanding are the source of British composer Joby Talbot’s rousing Path of Miracles, exquisitely realized by Conspirare and Craig Hella Johnson.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Listen to the archived stream of violinist Chase Spruill and pianist Michael Riesman presenting music from Philip Glass's bloodiest film scores, recorded at Le Poisson Rouge.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
This week, the Brothers Balliett talk to composer Jason Eckardt! From his roots as a metal guitarist to his recent appointment at Peabody, Eckardt's is a career worth exploring.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Violinist-composer Sarah Neufeld is a member of Arcade Fire and Bell Orchestre. Last month she released an album with saxophonist Colin Stetson. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Watch the archived performance of "Field Recordings," the latest album from the Bang on a Can All-Stars, live from The Greene Space.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Paola Prestini’s newest video album, "Labyrinth," is composed of two half-hour long solo works for strings and electronics, for cellist Maya Beiser and violinist Cornelius Dufallo.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Who can say what goes on in the mind of a composer who sets out to depict his innermost religious thoughts and experiences? This week, The Brothers listen to works of faith.
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Best known for her work in the ambient chamber rock group Rachel's, pianist-composer Rachel Grimes releases a new solo album this month. Listen to her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.
Monday, May 04, 2015
Steve Reich composed "Music for 18 Musicians" some 40 years ago, but it still remains the perfect gateway drug for Reich's music. A new recording by Ensemble Signal shows why.
Friday, May 01, 2015
Today at 11 am on Q2 Music, Phil Kline is joined by Armenian-American composer Eve Beglarian traditional and contemporary Armenian music.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
To any fan of Bernhard Lang, the words Differenz/Wiederholung conjure up a whole world of groove and uptown funk. Listen Thursday at 3 pm.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The sounds you record could make their way into a new work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Four young composers had their works premiered by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra last summer as a part of the inaugural NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute at Princeton.
Monday, April 27, 2015
A new album of chamber music from composer Yotam Haber draws on themes of modernist sculpture, Italian Jewish Chant and the Baroque doctrine of the affections.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Violist Roberto Diaz and the Curtis Chamber Orchestra under Robert Spano perform Jennifer Higdon's "Viola Concerto," a work co-commissioned by the Library of Congress.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
The St. Lawrence String Quartet gives the world premiere performance of John Adams's second String Quartet in this archival performance from the Library of Congress.
Friday, April 24, 2015
All day today, Q2 Music counters spring buoyancy with 24 hours of the heaviest, most profound music out there. Hosted by Phil Kline.