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?
Listen to a pair of world premieres by Frederick Rzewski performed live at the Library of Congress with violinist Jennifer Koh, the Del Sol String Quartet and Rzewski himself.
Ensemble Signal’s new recording of "Double Sextet" is a delightfully manic whirl, so on point as to always seem microns away from spinning out of control. Listen all this week.
Each Thursday, we offer an exclusive Q2 Music recording to save to your phone. This week: Kaija Saariaho's 'Fall' for harp and electronics, performed by Bridget Kibbey.
Listen to Phyllis Chen, JACK quartet and Rebekah Heller (ICE) perform works by Chen, John Luther Adams, Jo Kondo and Nathan Davis at the Invisible Dog Art Center on May 6, 2016.
All together, David Lang's 'the national anthems' has the feeling of clutching hands. Whether you believe in patriotism or not, it reminds us that everyone holds onto something.
Listen to chamber music by Kaija Saariaho, Elliott Carter, Meredith Monk and Zibuokle Martinaityte, performed live at BRIC House on April 30, 2016.
Music eats literature and literature dines on music, and Mivos Quartet’s "Garden of Diverging Paths" is an album of beautiful cannibalism. Stream the full album all this week.
Listen to music of Wu Man, Evan Ziporyn and Huiran Wang from the Ojai Music Festival on June 14, 2015.
Listen to the premiere of Julia Wolfe's "Four Marys" alongside music of Iannis Xenakis and Lou Harrison, recorded at the Ojai Music Festival on June 13, 2015.
Listen to Maya Beiser and Steven Schick perform works by Osvaldo Golijov, Michael Harrison and Roland Auzet, recorded live in concert at the Ojai Music Festival on June 12, 2015.
Listen to Saskia Lankhoorn, Hollerbrag and Yarn/Wire perform music by Kate Moore, J. Alexander Brown and Chiyoko Szlavnics, live at the 2016 Look and Listen Festival.
Everyone can breathe now: Ashley Bathgate has finally released her first full-length solo album, with 'Stories for Ocean Shells' and the music of Kate Moore.
Listen to Steven Schick perform solos for percussion by Iannis Xenakis, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Lei Liang, and others recorded live at the Ojai Music Festival on June 12, 2015.
Each Thursday, we're offering an exclusive recording to save to your phone. This week: Christopher Cerrone's 'Memory Palace' for solo percussion and electronics.
At Q2 Music, we believe that to discover a new piece of music and to be surprised by the possibilities of organized sound can be a breathtaking, transformative experience. Join us.
Enjoy a live audio webcast on Tuesday, May 31 of the second installment of world premieres from violinist Jennifer Koh's exploration of virtuosity in the 21st century.
The New York Philharmonic’s latest release, conducted by Alan Gilbert, celebrates Rouse’s term (2012–15) as composer-in-residence and features muscular scores produced during that time.
Each Thursday, we're offering an exclusive recording to save to your phone. This week: Tristan Perich's "Sequential" for JACK Quartet and Sō Percussion.
Wednesday, May 25 at 7 pm, watch a live videostream of a special edition of the Yale School of Music's new-music series, New Music New Haven, from The Greene Space at WQXR.
Listen to violinist Jennifer Koh's exploration of virtuosity in the 21st century with 16 world premieres from dynamic, celebrated composers live from National Sawdust.