Bonus Track: Meet the Composer Launch Party and Concert

Recorded Live at The Greene Space on June 24, 2014

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Q2 Music celebrated the launch of Meet the Composer with a Kick-off Party on June 24, 2014 Q2 Music celebrated the launch of Meet the Composer with a Kick-off Party on June 24, 2014 (Pete Matthews/Feast of Music)

Q2 Music celebrated the launch of its inaugural podcast, Meet the Composer, on Tuesday, June 24 at 7 pm with a music party and live video webcast in The Greene Space at WQXR. 

Hosted by Nadia Sirota, the evening included interviews with all five members of Season One of Meet the Composer, including the two most recent Pulitzer Prize winners, John Luther Adams (2014) and Caroline Shaw (2013), as well as fellow innovators Andrew Norman, Marcos Balter, and Donnacha Dennehy.

The concert featured a star-studded array of dynamic, award-winning performers: flutist and International Contemporary Ensemble artistic director Claire Chase performs Balter's Pessoa; Hotel Elefant performs Adams's Red Arc/Blue Veil; Attacca String Quartet performs excerpts from Norman's Peculiar Strokes; Cellist Hannah Collins performs Shaw's in manus tuas; and Bang on a Can All-Star pianist Vicky Chow, cellist Ashley Bathgate and violinist Todd Reynolds perform Dennehy's Bulb.

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Q2 Music’s Meet the Composer pays homage to the landmark show of the same name hosted by Tim Page for WNYC in the mid to late '80s. Thanks to New Music USA for their flexibility with the use of the “Meet The Composer” name, which became famous though their legacy organization founded by composer John Duffy.

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Nadia Sirota

Launch Party and Concert: Donnacha Dennehy

Donnacha Dennehy's piano trio Bulb opened the Meet the Composer Launch Party and Concert on Tuesday, June 24. Pianist Vicky Chow, cellist Ashley Bathgate and violinist Todd Reynolds p...

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Launch Party and Concert: Caroline Shaw

Caroline Shaw, the 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, ACME violinist and Roomful of Teeth vocalist, is featured in Meet the Composer Episode Four. Listen to Nadia Sirota interview ...

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Launch Party and Concert: Marcos Balter

Composer Marcos Balter knew it was love at first sight when he heard flutist Claire Chase perform for the first time. After becoming friends, Balter wrote Pessoa for Chase, a piece fo...

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Launch Party and Concert: Andrew Norman

Andrew Norman's Peculiar Strokes for string quartet, a series of miniatures with titles like "Up," "Down" and "Spread," contrast his somewhat-signature, grand tangles of sound for lar...

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Launch Party and Concert: John Luther Adams

Red Arc / Blue Veil by John Luther Adams, the subject of the first episode of Meet the Composer, is a piece that defies its small instrumentation. For piano, mallet percussion and pro...

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gina ballinger from graz austria

wonderful to HEAR Nadia Sirota and Team presenting "Meet The Composer"! thank you : )

Aug. 14 2014 03:26 AM

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