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?
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.
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.
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.
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Bryce Dessner's "Tour Eiffel," performed live by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
Composer Dan Trueman is the inventor of a new instrument: the prepared digital piano. On this LPR Live, we hear So Percussion's Adam Sliwinski perform Trueman's 'Nostalgic Synchronic.'
The minimalist construction of 'Chronology', the new electronic music album from Dawn of Midi's Qasim Naqvi, carries bated breath like being at the bottom of the ocean. Listen all week.
With the New York Marathon right around the corner, it's only fitting we usher it in with 10 pieces of music requiring stamina from performers and audience alike.
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Shara Nova's "Blind to the Illness," performed live by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.
Carolina Eyck’s "Fantasias for Theremin and String Quartet" embraces the instrument’s eerie ability to embody the human voice and its seemingly interstellar range. Listen all week.
Monday, Oct. 31, celebrate Halloween with the scariest music out there, from iconic, hair-raising music by Bartók and Penderecki, to slasher-film suites and unsettling electro-acoustics.
This past October, Q2 Music teamed up with Het Klankcafé, a Dutch radio program about the contemporary classical music scene, to celebrate the music of Louis Andriessen and others.