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Watch the video premiere of "The Enemy Within" from Darcy James Argue's upcoming album "Real Enemies" – a 13-part exploration of America’s fascination with conspiracy theories.
Composer and Bang on a Can co-founder Julia Wolfe has been awarded a 2016 MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship.
Vocal octet Roomful of Teeth and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) presented the US premiere of Claude Vivier's ritual opera 'Kopernikus' at the Ojai Music Festival.
Pianist Bruce Levingston recruits Ethan Hawke, Hollywood's Gen-X embodiment of Romanticism, for a guest turn on this two-disc survey of Philip Glass's piano music. Listen all week.
Listen to an encore stream on Tuesday, Sept. 27 of Q2 Music's celebration of the 110th anniversary of Dmitri Shostakovich’s birth. Enjoy 24 hours of his music hosted by Phil Kline.
How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Los Angeles-based flutist Gina Luciani takes over our Instagram to reveal his favorite form of downtime.
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Kaija Saariaho's 'Adjö' performed live by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).
The second season of Q2 Music's LPR Live podcast launches with composer and Arcade Fire violinist Sarah Neufeld. Her new album "The Ridge" melds elements of classical, folk and pop.
Violinist and composer Sarah Neufeld performed songs from her second solo album "The Ridge" on April 15, 2016 at Le Poisson Rouge.
On September 11, Q2 Music celebrates the 81st birthday of beloved Estonian composer Arvo Pärt with a 24-hour marathon of his music, hosted by Phil Kline and featuring new recordings.
David T. Little’s opera "Dog Days," based on a story by Judy Budnitz, uses a bracing score to psychoanalyze a family’s degeneration in war-ravaged America. Listen this week only.
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: the world premiere of Caroline Shaw's "This might also be a form of dreaming".
Composer and percussionist Tyshawn Sorey premiered his song cycle "Josephine Baker: A Portrait" during a late night concert on June 11 at the Ojai Music Festival.
Watch the world-premiere video of Christopher Cerrone's Sonata for Violin and Piano, composed for and performed by violinist Rachel Lee Priday and pianist David Kaplan.
Bands of magical realism stripe "Ecstatic Music," as TAK Ensemble performs with the fearlessness that composer Taylor Brook’s music requires. Stream the album this week only.
How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Sam Amidon takes over our Instagram to reveal his favorite form of downtime.
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Leila Adu's "Alyssum" for harp and string quartet, recorded live at the Ojai Music Festival.
Padma Shri Aruna Sairam and her ensemble performed a wide variety of South Indian classical music on June 11 at the Ojai Music Festival.
Since his death in 1998, Matthew Shepard has been an enduring symbol of the L.G.B.T. rights movement. Composer Craig Hella Johnson pays tribute with his 'Considering Matthew Shepard.'
How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq takes over our Instagram to reveal her favorite forms of downtime.