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Ghanaian drummer Gideon Alorwoyie joined Mantra Percussion to celebrate Steve Reich's 80th birthday year in this sold-out show from National Sawdust.
Alan Gilbert is in his final season as music director of the New York Philharmonic. He talks with Helga Davis about serving a community and the moments in performance he lives for.
How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Gabriel Kahane takes over our Instagram to document concert prepping, quality cat-time and a new Q2 Music theme song.
For composer Daniel Wohl, the distinction between a physical performer and an electronic sound is inconsequential. For this episode of LPR Live, we take in excerpts from "Holographic."
David Rakowski's latest music for piano and orchestra with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project displays an earnest loveliness, an eerie, novel beauty, and a serious wit. Listen all week.
The pop star singer-songwriter Solange talks with Helga Davis about finding autonomy in the music business and about being black and beautiful in contemporary America.
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Richard Reed Parry's "Their Passing in Time," performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
Composer Andrew Norman's orchestral "Play" is this year's recipient for the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. Join us in listening to the entire piece today at 12 pm.
Violin soloist Jennifer Koh has never cancelled a gig. Even when she had swine flu. Host Helga Davis speaks with Koh about determination and empathy in this episode of the Helga podcast.
Mantra Percussion pairs its live recording of Michael Gordon's breakthrough "Timber" at the 2014 Bang on a Can Marathon with a dozen new remixes by all-star electronic musicians.
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Ellis Ludwig-Leone's "Envelopes from 67," performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
Eartheater is the solo project of singer, songwriter and guitarist Alexandra Drewchin, a conceptually-driven artist who makes music that exists in a strange universe all its own.
"A O R T A," the latest solo album by Bang on a Can pianist Vicky Chow, features music by six composers with whom Chow has enjoyed longstanding collaborative relationships.
Recently awarded the Pulitzer Prize, jazz composer Henry Threadgill talks with Helga about giving license to your imagination and pushing yourself to go beyond excellence to greatness.
Join us Sunday, Nov. 20 to celebrate the birthday of Meredith Monk with 24 hours of her beguiling music, insights from the composer herself, and remixes from her noted admirers.
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Nico Muhly's "Fielding Dawson in Franz Kline's Studio," performed by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
Singer, composer and My Brightest Diamond's frontwoman Shara Nova talks to Helga about choosing a new city, leaning into vulnerability, and how her new names translates to "new song."
Q2 Music's new podcast, Helga, features probing conversations with artists who have a unique voice and a stake in the matter of social change. The first guest is director Peter Sellars.
On "Dance Music," San Francisco's hard-rocking guitar/drum duo The Living Earth Show show once again that they're not afraid to take virtuosity and irreverence to refreshing extremes.
Get an advance listen today to Q2 Music's newest podcast, Helga, a show featuring conversations with diverse, uncompromising and socially conscious artists across the creative spectrum.