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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.

Recently in Q2 Music

Listen: Hannah Lash's 'Moth Sketches' Premiere

Saturday, August 08, 2015

On October 3, 2013, New Music New Haven featured faculty composers Aaron Jay Kernis and Hannah Lash, as well as works for chamber ensembles by graduate students.

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Listen: Dreams, Nightmares and Folktales by Gity Razaz and Ariadne Greif

Friday, August 07, 2015

The 2015 Ferus Festival concluded on May 30 at Pioneer Works with premieres of works by Gity Razaz for cello and electronics and a theatrical piece performed by soprano Ariade Greif.

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Listen: Aaron Jay Kernis Concludes New Music New Haven Season

Friday, August 07, 2015

The last concert in the 2012-2013 season of New Music New Haven highlighted five graduate students and Aaron Jay Kernis, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and Yale professor.

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New Classics of the Wind Quintet Repertoire

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Do you think the woodwind quintet is played out? This week, the Brothers Balliett set out to restore your faith in this unusual combination with some amazing contemporary works.

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Listen: Professors Martin Bresnick, Hannah Lash Step Into the Spotlight

Thursday, August 06, 2015

This New Music New Haven concert from March 28, 2013 focuses on the composition faculty with pieces by Martin Bresnick, David Lang, Hannah Lash and more.

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Listen: Looking Up, Looking Down at New Music New Haven

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Preceded by four chamber works by graduate composers, Michael Daugherty and two of his pieces were featured by New Music New Haven during this 2012-2013 season concert. 

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Listen: Spotlight On Composer Ezra Laderman

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

New Music New Haven's fourth 2012-2013 concert featured composer Ezra Laderman, a professor at the Yale School of Music, alongside chamber works by graduate students.

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Listen: Vocal Experimentation from Mikael Karlsson, Cornelius Dufallo and Molly Joyce

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

The 2015 Ferus Festival featured a workshop of vocal music by composers Mikael Karlsson, Cornelius Dufallo and Molly Joyce.

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Listen: Yale Philharmonia Spans "Four Seasons" and Narrating Bagpipes

Monday, August 03, 2015

On December 6, 2012, the Yale Philharmonia performed five works for orchestra as a part of New Music New Haven music series.

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Listen: Agata Zubel, Hafez Modirzadeh and Friends Open 2015 Ferus Festival

Monday, August 03, 2015

The 2015 Ferus Festival opened at with an evening of improvisation by Polish vocalist Agata Zubel, free-jazz luminary Hafez Modirzadeh with some very special guests. Listen on demand.

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Giacinto Scelsi Puts into Motion That Which Is Motionless

Monday, August 03, 2015

If Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi were alive today, he’d probably be another voice in the demand for music streaming services to get their acts together with classical music.

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Listen: George Crumb and Large Ensembles at New Music New Haven

Sunday, August 02, 2015

George Crumb – a distinctive bender of timbre and time – was the featured composer of New Music New Haven's second 2012-2013 season concert on November 15, 2012.

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Listen: Caves, Machines and Survival at New Music New Haven

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Graduate students from the Yale School of Music join faculty Christopher Theofanidis on October 4, 2012 for the opening concert of the 2012-2013 New Music New Haven series.

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Kaija Saariaho: III. Love from Afar

Thursday, July 30, 2015

To date, Kaija has written four operas, each with a strong, female protagonist. She has a clear voice for feminism and femininity, and her work doesn’t pull punches.

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Kaija Saariaho: II. Never a Machine-Freak

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kaija and her colleagues knew that to find their compositional voices, they would need to look outside of Finland. Kaija moved to Germany and eventually to Paris.

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Kaija Saariaho: I. Finding Her Music

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kaija wasn’t born into a musical family. She was always pulled by composition though, and spent hours in her room with a guitar trying to “find her music.”

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Kaija Saariaho: Playlist

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hear a piece of music you loved in the show? Click for a complete breakdown of all the music in Season Two, Episode Two – Kaija Saariaho: Ears Open.

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Boundary-Smashing String Quartets from NYC and Beyond

Thursday, July 30, 2015

What could be a better mid-summer treat than a survey of some of the most exciting string quartets working the field today? Join the Brothers Balliett Thursday at 3 pm.

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Kaija Saariaho: Ears Open

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kaija Saariaho's music evokes all sorts of natural sounds, the kinds of complex, white noise-y sounds that we often tune out - wind rustling through trees, or waves hitting the shore.

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John Cage Was: Images, Poetry and Nocturnes

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Last year, photographer James Klosty released a collection of photographs documenting John Cage from 1967-1972. Sample some while listening to Cage perform music of Erik Satie.

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