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Part of Classical 105.9 WQXR, Q2 Music is a listener-supported, New York-based online station devoted to the music of living composers; a home for immersive festivals, live webcasts and on-demand concerts from today’s leading new-music performers and venues.

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Top 5 Buzzed-About Young American Opera Composers

Thursday, June 18, 2015

All under 40 and with exciting new works on the way, these five opera composers are forging the future of opera in the United States and beyond.
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Guerilla Composer Portrait: Nancy Van Der Vate

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Continuing their series of composer portraits without alerting the "portraitees" ahead of time, the Brothers Balliett explore the music of ex-pat composer Nancy Van Der Vate.

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Mark Morris Hosts: American Classics of Charles Ives and Henry Cowell

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tuesdays at 8 pm in June, choreographer Mark Morris highlights selections from the Ojai Festival's last three years. This week: American classics by Ives, Cowell and Harrison.

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Janine Jansen and the Robust Rhetoric of Michel van der Aa's Violin Concerto

Monday, June 15, 2015

There are two elements of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's "Horizon 6" album that are most gripping: violin soloist Janine Jansen and Michel van der Aa’s USDA-Prime orchestration.

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Watch: NOW Ensemble Unveils New Album 'Dreamfall'

Monday, June 15, 2015

Monday, June 15 at 7 pm, indie-classical standard-bearers NOW Ensemble celebrated the release of their latest album "Dreamfall" with a performance live from The Greene Space.

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The Goldberg Variations Variations

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Musicians and audiences have long been delighted by Bach's Goldberg Variations, but what about composers? This week, the Brothers Balliett investigate modern takes on the work.

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Simone Dinnerstein's Teenage Turning Points from Stravinsky to Hendrix

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Today at 3 pm, Q2 Music presents a Mixtape of pieces that marked important turning points in the teenage life of pianist Simone Dinnerstein.

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John Luther Adams Meet-Up and Recording Posse

Monday, June 08, 2015

Tonight at 6 pm, join John Luther Adams and friends on the steps of the Met Museum to collect sounds for "Soundwalk 9:09," a new work using crowd-sourced elements.

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Thomas Adès Explores Time Real and Imagined with the Calder Quartet

Monday, June 08, 2015

Thomas Adès’s newest album, "The Twenty-Fifth Hour," with performances by the Calder Quartet, is a fascinating exploration of time both real and envisioned. Stream it all week.

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The Brothers Balliett Talk To Lembit Beecher

Thursday, June 04, 2015

This week the Brothers Balliett sit down to chat with Beecher, whose output is characterized by investigations of memory, ecology, time and place, and his own Estonian heritage.

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The Living Earth Show on Progressive Heroes

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The Living Earth Show is a San Francisco-based extreme new-music duo and rhythm section for hire. Their Mixtape highlights oppression-fighting heroes.

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Listen: Late Night Performances of J.S. Bach and Morton Feldman

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

On June 14, 2014, space, form and contemplation were the focal point of a late night concert at the Ojai Music Festival featuring music of J.S. Bach and Morton Feldman. Listen now.

Mark Morris Hosts: John Luther Adams and Charles Ives at Ojai

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Tuesdays at 8 pm in June, choreographer Mark Morris – 2013 music director of California's Ojai Music Festival – highlights selections from the annual festival's last three years.

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NOW Ensemble Blends Upbeat Lyricism and Heady Abstraction in 'Dreamfall'

Monday, June 01, 2015

NOW Ensemble emerged a decade ago as standard bearers, of a sort, for the new kids of new music. Stream their latest anthology of new works, "Dreamfall," all week. 

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Listen: Jeremy Denk Performs György Ligeti's Piano Etudes

Monday, June 01, 2015

For the closing concert of the 2014 Ojai Music Festival, pianist and then current festival music director Jeremy Denk performed the first two books of György Ligeti's Piano Etudes.

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Listen: Caroline Shaw and Timo Andres Rework Past Masters

Saturday, May 30, 2015

June 14, 2014, the evening concert series at the Ojai Music Festival featured new arrangements of Stockhausen, Mozart and Luigi Boccherini performed by The Knights.

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Listen: Evening of Charles Ives's Hymns, Songs and Sonatas

Friday, May 29, 2015

Pianist Jeremy Denk presented a program highlighting the connections between Charles Ives's vocal music and violin sonatas at the 2014 Ojai Music Festival. Listen to the full show.

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Chamber Industrial

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Nothing like the sounds and overwhelming senses that come with summer to remind us all what city life is all about. Join the Brothers this week for Industrial Chamber music.

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Listen: George Gershwin Reimagined by Uri Caine and Sextet

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Jazz piano virtuoso Uri Caine reimagined some of George Gershwin's most famous works at a late-night Ojai Festival performance with his sextet. Listen to the full evening on demand.

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Listen: Pianist and Jazz Luminary Uri Caine Reimagines Mahler

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Jazz pianist and composer Uri Caine reimagined some of Mahler's most famous works in this performance from the 2014 Ojai Music Festival. Listen to the full show on demand.

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