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?
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.
Los Angeles-based chamber opera rebels from The Industry pair up with new-music daredevils in wild Up for Lewis Pesacov’s portentous "The Edge of Forever." Stream the album all week.
How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Christopher Cerrone plays with some crazy acoustics while soaking up the history of Rome.
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Bryce Dessner's 'Delphica' recorded live by Nadia Sirota at Symphony Space.
On March 23, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo presented the N.Y. premiere of Matthew Aucoin's dramatic cantata "The Orphic Moment" with Manhattan School of Music Orchestra and Chorus.
How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, Rome Prize-winner Nina C. Young takes over our Instagram and gives us a glimpse of her last few days in Italy.
'shadow, echo, memory' moves the cello choir into new territory. Stream the Northwestern University Cello Ensemble's latest — with tracks by Kernis, Ligeti and Fauré — all week.
How do artists refresh their creative lives? This week, composer and conductor Christopher Rountree takes over our Instagram to reveal his favorite forms of downtime.
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Kate Moore's 'Stories for Ocean Shells' recorded live at the 2016 Look and Listen Festival.
On Jan. 14, saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh presented an evening of exploratory improvisation with Jeffrey Zeigler, Leo Genovese and Cornelius Dufallo, as part of the 2016 Ferus Festival.
Francesca Anderegg’s "Wild Cities" is haunted by the American dream, a dream of perpetual travel on an endless open road. The album takes on the music of five young American composers.
2016 has rounded the half-way point, and it's already been a banner year for discovering contemporary classical music. Here's our list of 10 artists that have caught our imagination.
How do today's artists refresh their creative lives? Q2 Music is giving you behind-the-scenes access to the ways some of your favorite composers and musicians spend their down-time.