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Part of Classical 105.9 WQXR, Q2 Music is a listener-supported, New York-based online station devoted to the music of living composers; a home for immersive festivals, live webcasts and on-demand concerts from today’s leading new-music performers and venues.

Recently in Q2 Music

Simone Dinnerstein's Teenage Turning Points from Stravinsky to Hendrix

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Today at 3 pm, Q2 Music presents a Mixtape of pieces that marked important turning points in the teenage life of pianist Simone Dinnerstein.

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John Luther Adams Meet-Up and Recording Posse

Monday, June 08, 2015

Tonight at 6 pm, join John Luther Adams and friends on the steps of the Met Museum to collect sounds for "Soundwalk 9:09," a new work using crowd-sourced elements.

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Thomas Adès Explores Time Real and Imagined with the Calder Quartet

Monday, June 08, 2015

Thomas Adès’s newest album, "The Twenty-Fifth Hour," with performances by the Calder Quartet, is a fascinating exploration of time both real and envisioned. Stream it all week.

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The Brothers Balliett Talk To Lembit Beecher

Thursday, June 04, 2015

This week the Brothers Balliett sit down to chat with Beecher, whose output is characterized by investigations of memory, ecology, time and place, and his own Estonian heritage.

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Listen: Late Night Performances of J.S. Bach and Morton Feldman

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

On June 14, 2014, space, form and contemplation were the focal point of a late night concert at the Ojai Music Festival featuring music of J.S. Bach and Morton Feldman. Listen now.

The Living Earth Show on Progressive Heroes

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The Living Earth Show is a San Francisco-based extreme new-music duo and rhythm section for hire. Their Mixtape highlights oppression-fighting heroes.

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Mark Morris Hosts: John Luther Adams and Charles Ives at Ojai

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Tuesdays at 8 pm in June, choreographer Mark Morris – 2013 music director of California's Ojai Music Festival – highlights selections from the annual festival's last three years.

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NOW Ensemble Blends Upbeat Lyricism and Heady Abstraction in 'Dreamfall'

Monday, June 01, 2015

NOW Ensemble emerged a decade ago as standard bearers, of a sort, for the new kids of new music. Stream their latest anthology of new works, "Dreamfall," all week. 

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Listen: Jeremy Denk Performs György Ligeti's Piano Etudes

Monday, June 01, 2015

For the closing concert of the 2014 Ojai Music Festival, pianist and then current festival music director Jeremy Denk performed the first two books of György Ligeti's Piano Etudes.

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Listen: Caroline Shaw and Timo Andres Rework Past Masters

Saturday, May 30, 2015

June 14, 2014, the evening concert series at the Ojai Music Festival featured new arrangements of Stockhausen, Mozart and Luigi Boccherini performed by The Knights.

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Listen: Evening of Charles Ives's Hymns, Songs and Sonatas

Friday, May 29, 2015

Pianist Jeremy Denk presented a program highlighting the connections between Charles Ives's vocal music and violin sonatas at the 2014 Ojai Music Festival. Listen to the full show.

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Listen: George Gershwin Reimagined by Uri Caine and Sextet

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Jazz piano virtuoso Uri Caine reimagined some of George Gershwin's most famous works at a late-night Ojai Festival performance with his sextet. Listen to the full evening on demand.

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Chamber Industrial

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Nothing like the sounds and overwhelming senses that come with summer to remind us all what city life is all about. Join the Brothers this week for Industrial Chamber music.

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Paola Prestini's 'Visionary' Playlist Spans Anna Clyne to John Zorn

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Composer Paola Prestini is the artistic director of this week's Ferus Festival. Hear her Mixtape Wednesday at 3 pm.

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Listen: Pianist and Jazz Luminary Uri Caine Reimagines Mahler

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Jazz pianist and composer Uri Caine reimagined some of Mahler's most famous works in this performance from the 2014 Ojai Music Festival. Listen to the full show on demand.

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Listen: 'Variations on America' and Lou Harrison's Organ Concerto

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Organist Colin Fowler performed music of Charles Ives and Henry Cowell alongside Lou Harrison's "Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra" at the 2013 Ojai Music Festival. 

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Listen: The Pioneering Americanism of Charles Ives and Carl Ruggles

Monday, May 25, 2015

The American String Quartet performed Charles Ives "String Quartet No. 2" in this concert from the 2013 Ojai Music Festival. Listen to the full show on demand.

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Bryce Dessner's Mesmerizing Inventions for So Percussion

Monday, May 25, 2015

When composer and rock guitarist Bryce Dessner of the National was asked to write music for So Percussion, he didn't just create a new piece of music. He invented a new instrument.

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Listen: John Cage's 'Four Walls' and Music for Percussion

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Late night performances at the 2013 Ojai Music Festival highlighted John Cage's works for voice, piano and percussion. Listen to his theatre piece "Four Walls" on demand.

Ann Southam: A Simple (24-Hour) Line of Inquiry

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Today, Q2 Music spends 24 hours with the quiet genius of the late Canadian composer Ann Southam, a musician just now starting to get the recognition she deserves.

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