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Listen: JACK Quartet Live from the NY Phil Biennial at 92Y

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The JACK Quartet made its 92nd Street Y debut on May 23 with the New York premieres of works by Marc Sabat and Cenk Ergün, and the world premiere of a work by Derek Bermel. 

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App Download: Levy Lorenzo's 'Inside Voice'

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Levy Lorenzo's 'Inside Voice' recorded live at ShapeShifter Lab.

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Lewis Pesacov, The Industry and wild Up Offer Doomsday Delirium

Monday, July 18, 2016

Los Angeles-based chamber opera rebels from The Industry pair up with new-music daredevils in wild Up for Lewis Pesacov’s portentous "The Edge of Forever." Stream the album all week.

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A Day in the Life: Christopher Cerrone

Friday, July 15, 2016

How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Christopher Cerrone plays with some crazy acoustics while soaking up the history of Rome.

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App Download: Bryce Dessner's 'Delphica'

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Bryce Dessner's 'Delphica' recorded live by Nadia Sirota at Symphony Space.

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Listen: 'The Orphic Moment' Makes Its Debut at National Sawdust

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

On March 23, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo presented the N.Y. premiere of Matthew Aucoin's dramatic cantata "The Orphic Moment" with Manhattan School of Music Orchestra and Chorus.

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A Day in the Life: Nina C. Young

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Rome Prize-winner Nina C. Young takes over our Instagram and gives us a glimpse of her last few days in Italy.

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Cello Ensemble's Collective Virtuosity Shines in 'shadow, echo, memory'

Monday, July 11, 2016

'shadow, echo, memory' moves the cello choir into new territory. Stream the Northwestern University Cello Ensemble's latest — with tracks by Kernis, Ligeti and Fauré — all week.

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A Day in the Life: Christopher Rountree

Thursday, July 07, 2016

How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, composer and conductor Christopher Rountree takes over our Instagram to reveal his favorite forms of downtime.

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App Download: Kate Moore's 'Stories for Ocean Shells'

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Kate Moore's 'Stories for Ocean Shells' recorded live at the 2016 Look and Listen Festival.

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Listen: Saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh's "Pulsivity Works 2" Live at the 2016 Ferus Festival

Thursday, July 07, 2016

On Jan. 14, saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh presented an evening of exploratory improvisation with Jeffrey Zeigler, Leo Genovese and Cornelius Dufallo, as part of the 2016 Ferus Festival.

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Francesca Anderegg Takes to the Open Road with 'Wild Cities'

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Francesca Anderegg’s "Wild Cities" is haunted by the American dream, a dream of perpetual travel on an endless open road. The album takes on the music of five young American composers.

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10 Cutting-Edge Artists That Have Captured the Imagination Mid-Year

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

2016 has rounded the half-way point, and it's already been a banner year for discovering contemporary classical music. Here's our list of 10 artists that have caught our imagination.

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A Day in the Life: Q2 Music Instagram Takeovers

Friday, July 01, 2016

How do today's artists refresh their creative lives? Q2 Music is giving you behind-the-scenes access to the ways some of your favorite composers and musicians spend their down-time.

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Listen: Agata Zubel, Jeffrey Zeigler and Ashley Robicheaux Perform 'Between'

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Polish composer-vocalist Agata Zubel joined cellist Jeffrey Zeigler for a multimedia collaboration with artist Ashley Robicheaux as part of this year's Ferus Festival.

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Listen: Frederic Rzewski, Jennifer Koh and Del Sol String Quartet at the Library of Congress

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Listen to a pair of world premieres by Frederick Rzewski performed live at the Library of Congress with violinist Jennifer Koh, the Del Sol String Quartet and Rzewski himself.

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Ensemble Signal's Delightfully Manic Steve Reich

Monday, June 27, 2016

Ensemble Signal’s new recording of "Double Sextet" is a delightfully manic whirl, so on point as to always seem microns away from spinning out of control. Listen all this week.

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App Download: Kaija Saariaho's 'Fall' for Harp and Electronics

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Kaija Saariaho's 'Fall' for harp and electronics, performed by Bridget Kibbey.

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Listen: Toy Pianos, Musical Suitcases and a String Quartet at the Look and Listen Festival

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Listen to Phyllis Chen, JACK quartet and Rebekah Heller (ICE) perform works by Chen, John Luther Adams, Jo Kondo and Nathan Davis at the Invisible Dog Art Center on May 6, 2016.

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David Lang's Patchwork Patriotism in 'the national anthems'

Monday, June 20, 2016

All together, David Lang's 'the national anthems' has the feeling of clutching hands. Whether you believe in patriotism or not, it reminds us that everyone holds onto something. 

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