Q2 Music is your multi-platform home for dynamic and inspiring contemporary classical music. Discover countless new artists via our 24/7 stream – hand-crafted daily to reward your curiosity – and be surprised by the boldest new pieces on demand in the WQXR app or in our ever-expanding concert archive. Welcome to a world of new music. Tune in, won’t you?
Tenor sax quartet Battle Trance's latest album, 'Blade of Love,' ferries the listener forward, allowing not a moment of hesitation in which to consider skipping ahead. Listen now.
How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, composer and multi-instrumentalist Jherek Bischoff takes over our Instagram to reveal his favorite forms of downtime.
The 70th Ojai Music Festival opened with a performance of Kaija Saariaho's opera 'La Passion de Simone' performed by soprano Julia Bullock with members of ICE and Roomful of Teeth.
Tyshawn Sorey's vision extends far beyond the horizon, toward a distant point where varying styles invisibly converge. Stream his latest album, 'Inner Spectrum of Variables,' all week.
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Hannah Lash's 'Concerto for Harp and Chamber Orchestra.'
What would you do with 15 seconds? For composer Ray Lustig, it's the perfect amount of time to set up a low-stakes creative lab and ongoing audio-visual experiment.
Ludovic Morlot's Seattle Symphony has once again proved itself one of the most essential symphony orchestras in the country with its third and final disc of Dutilleux orchestral music.
How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week Paola Prestini, the creative and executive director behind new Brooklyn venue National Sawdust, takes over our Instagram.
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Molly Herron's 'Stellar Atmospheres' recorded live as part of the 2015 SONiC Festival.
How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, composer Nick Zammuto takes over our Instagram from the mountains of Vermont.
Listen to the U.S. Premiere of George Aperghis' Wild Romance and Julian Anderson's Van Gogh Blue, performed by the Talea Ensemble at the Library of Congress on March 11, 2016.
Amid the haze of glamour and processed signals enveloping the music of cellist Maya Beiser's latest album, 'TranceClassical,' her unadorned voice stands out in potent relief. Listen now.
Q2 Music commemorates the passing of Einojuhani Rautavaara, with a 12-hour marathon stream of music by the great Finnish composer. Today at 4 pm and Saturday at 10 am.
Clarinetist David Krakauer and pianist Kathleen Tagg presented arrangements of "simple songs" from cultures around the globe.
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Rachel Grimes's 'The Herald' recorded live by the piano trio Longleash at Merkin Concert Hall.
Watch a live video-stream of the six-hour Bang on a Can Marathon from the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, featuring music by John Luther Adams, Julia Wolfe and many more.
How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, composer and avocado-lover Caroline Shaw takes over our Instagram to reveal her favorite forms of downtime.
On 'Hedera', Lesley Flanigan layers extremely simple elements — worldless oohs and ahs, a stuttering tape recorder — to construct a profoundly sculptural and emotive space.
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.
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.