Helga Davis is a principle actor in the 25th anniversary re-staging of Robert Wilson and Philip Glass's seminal work Einstein on the Beach. In 2012, Ms. Davis appeared twice in the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, in both Einstein on the Beach and Maya Beiser's Elsewhere with music by Missy Mazzoil.
She will have her second appearance at the Barbican in 2012 when she returns in May to star in an opera written for her by Paola Prestini, Oceanic Verses, with libretto by Donna DiNovelli and video by Ali Houssani (Voom Portraits, Robert Wilson). After London, Ms. Davis will travel in the summer of 2013 to Antwerp and Hamburg to work on a new opera by Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) with libretto by Andrew Ondrejcak.
Helga Davis appears in the following:
Friday, September 12, 2014
Experience the Pulitzer Prize winner's expansive work in this exclusive event, featuring engulfing surround-sound, just as the composer says it was meant to be heard.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Join Q2 Music and Cantaloupe Music on Friday, Sept. 12 at 8 pm in The Greene Space, to experience John Luther Adams's Pulitzer Prize-winning Become Ocean in engulfing 5.1 surround sound, just as the composer says it was meant to be heard. Tickets are now available.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
On June 2 at 7 pm, Q2 Music presented a live webcast of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir performing Arvo Pärt's epic Kanon Pokajanen. Listen to the entire concert on demand.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
All day today, we're repeating A World Apärt: a 24-hour sonic celebration of the music of Arvo Pärt, one of the most revolutionary voices of the 21st century. The marathon culminates with a 7 p.m. live stream of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir at the MET Museum.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Kronos Quartet, one of the most renowned and influential new-music groups of our time, celebrated its 40th anniversary with an exclusive evening of music and conversation in The Greene Space on March 24.
Monday, March 24, 2014
One of the most renowned and influential new-music groups of our time celebrates 40 years with an exclusive evening of music and conversation. Watch a live video webcast at 7:30pm ET.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Watch the archived video webcast of the Kronos Quartet performing key works from their contemporary canon in The Greene Space, recorded live on Monday night.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
It was an evening of music and mind during a live event in The Greene Space on Tuesday, February 4.
New Tech City’s Manoush Zomorodi and Q2 Music’s Helga Davis talked tech, music and the brain with iconic performance artist, composer and musician Laurie Anderson, Mary Farbood, Assistant Professor in the Music Technology program at New York University, and Mari Kimura, Director of the Future Music Lab at the Atlantic Music Festival and an instructor at Juilliard.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Join Q2 Music’s Helga Davis and New Tech City’s Manoush Zomorodi for an evening of music and mind. With iconic performance artist, composer and musician Laurie Anderson and Mary Farbood, assistant professor in the Music Technology program at New York University. Watch the live video webcast here at 7pm ET!
Friday, January 31, 2014
Jan. 31, Brooklyn-based indie trio Hospitality, teamed up with the new-music wunderkinds Face the Music to kick off the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival live in The Greene Space at WQXR. Watch the entire performance on demand.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Fri, Jan. 31 | Q2 Music presents Brooklyn-based indie trio Hospitality, teamed up with the new-music wunderkinds Face the Music, to kick off the 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival. Watch a live video webcast of this sold-out show at 7pm ET.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Today at 1 pm, Q2 Music presents a one-hour special hosted by Helga Davis outlining the upcoming 2014 Ecstatic Music Festival with commentary by festival curator Judd Greenstein.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
On Friday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 pm, Q2 Music presents a live audio webcast of music by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki with performances by Ensemble Pi, Penderecki Quartet and others. Host Helga Davis interviews Penderecki from the stage at Symphony Space.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
This year marks the centenary of Polish composer Witold Lutosławski, and the 80th birthday of Krzysztof Penderecki. Today, join Q2 Music for an all-day marathon examining the diversity of contemporary classical music from Poland.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Donal Fox is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and improviser known for his striking musical collages that blend elements of jazz, Latin and classical.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
The Cuban piano master joins us for a two-part evening. Accompanied by a 14-piece Latin jazz band, he pays homage to his late grandfather's music from the Tropicana of the '40s and '50s and performs his own energetic blend of music. Watch on-demand video of both shows here.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Israeli new-music ensemble Meitar opens the 2013 MATA Festival with adventurous works by an international array of composers, from Poland's Marcin Stanczyk to Israel's Ofer Pelz.
Friday, April 05, 2013
The Best for the Worst concludes with its final episode as host Helga Davis (Einstein on the Beach) presents the soundtrack for survival stories about . Today at 3 pm on Q2 Music.
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Best for the Worst continues with its penultimate episode as host Helga Davis (Einstein on the Beach) presents the soundtrack for survival stories of when the worst actually happens. Today at 3 pm on Q2 Music.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Our five part series "The Best for the Worst" presents readings from The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook and insights from Einstein on the Beach principal Davis herself along with a soundtrack of illustrative, dynamic new music. Listen to episode 3: "Broken Things" today at 3 pm.