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On Wednesday, October 24 at 8 pm ET, Q2 Music partners with New Sounds Live to present the eclectic composer-pianist Vijay Iyer in an exciting double billing with composer's Missy Mazzoli's dynamic all-female band, Victoire. This is the second of three shows from October 23-25 from the World Financial Center's Winter Garden hosted by WNYC's John Schaefer.

Award-winning, polymath pianist and composer Vijay Iyer is a post-modern Renaissance man whose cross-cultural collaborations have included a variety of artists. Iyer's harmonically rich writing and crafty arrangements are adventurous and unpredictable, whether he is taking on Michael Jackson, filtering Duke Ellington through a gospel lens or presenting his own originals. New-music mainstay Missy Mazzoli leads Victoire with its strings, keyboards, clarinets and electronics performing a hypnotic blend of dreamy chamber pop, minimalism and rich romanticism.

Victoire live from the World Financial Center

Vijay Iyer live from the World Financial Center

The ensemble Victoire at the WFC Winter Garden on Oct. 24, 2012.
The ensemble Victoire at the WFC Winter Garden on Oct. 24, 2012.

Victoire: Olivia De Prato, violin; Eileen Mack, clarinet; Missy Mazzoli, keyboards; Lorna Dune Krier; Mellissa Hughes and Caroline Shaw, vocals; Eleonore Oppenheim, double bass.

( Kim Nowacki/Q2 Music )
Host John Schaefer of WNYC's Soundcheck and New Sounds, with Missy Mazzoli and Lorna Dune Krier.
Host John Schaefer of WNYC's Soundcheck and New Sounds, with Missy Mazzoli and Lorna Dune Krier. ( Kim Nowacki/Q2 Music )
Missy Mazzoli.
Missy Mazzoli. ( Kim Nowacki/Q2 Music )
Mellissa Hughes, Caroline Shaw and Eleonore Oppenheim.
Mellissa Hughes, Caroline Shaw and Eleonore Oppenheim. ( Kim Nowacki/Q2 Music )
Missy Mazzoli and Lorna Dune Krier.
Missy Mazzoli and Lorna Dune Krier. ( Kim Nowacki/Q2 Music )
Victoire.
Victoire. ( Kim Nowacki/Q2 Music )
John Schaefer with composer-pianist Vijay Iyer,
John Schaefer with composer-pianist Vijay Iyer, ( Kim Nowacki/Q2 Music )
Vijay Iyer, piano; Stephan Crump, bass; and Marcus Gilmore, drums.
Vijay Iyer, piano; Stephan Crump, bass; and Marcus Gilmore, drums. ( Kim Nowacki/Q2 Music )
Vijay Iyer, Stephan Crump and Marcus Gilmore.
Vijay Iyer, Stephan Crump and Marcus Gilmore. ( Kim Nowacki/Q2 Music )
Vijay Iyer.
Vijay Iyer. ( Kim Nowacki/Q2 Music )
Vijay Iyer, Stephan Crump and Marcus Gilmore.
Vijay Iyer, Stephan Crump and Marcus Gilmore. ( Kim Nowacki/Q2 Music )
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