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Raiding the Concert Archives

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Since taking the helm as Music Director in 2009, the NY Phil's Alan Gilbert has been doing an annual series of new works called Contact!  To its credit, so far the series has presented over ten world premiere-New York Philharmonic commissions.

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New York Now

Yefim Bronfman and Friends' Underground Showcase of New Music

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Q2 Music streams "CONTACT! Yefim Bronfman and Friends" – the latest installment of the new-music series presented by the New York Philharmonic and the 92nd St. Y and featuring Yefim Bronfman.

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New York Now

NY Philharmonic Gives Four Premieres

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Tonight at 8 pm, Q2 Music streams the next installment of the New York Philharmonic's CONTACT! series, with premieres of works by Unsuk Chin, Poul Ruders, Yann Robin and Anders Hillborg.

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New Sounds

Raiding the Concert Archives

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Since taking the helm as Music Director in 2009, the NY Phil's Alan Gilbert has been doing an annual series of new works called Contact!  To its credit, so far the series has presented some ten world premiere-New York Philharmonic commissions and one U.S. premiere.

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Mixtapes

'And Then It Hit Me...' by Andrew Norman

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Pulitzer Prize finalist Andrew Norman was a featured composer for the New York Philharmonic's CONTACT! series. His Mixtape features music that blew him away on the first listen.

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Mixtapes

Order Never Mattered: Andy Akiho

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The music of rising composer Andy Akiho has been performed by Eighth Blackbird, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Ethel String Quartet. His mixtape features pieces from Debussy to Feldman.

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New York Now

New York Philharmonic Premieres Akiho, Norman and Vaclavik

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

On Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 8 pm, Q2 Music presents the webcast premiere of the next installment in the New York Philharmonic's new-music series, CONTACT!, featuring works by Andy Akiho, Andrew Norman, Jude Vaclavik and the late Jacob Druckman.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Premieres from Michael Jarrell and Elliott Carter

Monday, June 18, 2012

Enjoy three Webcasts of the New York Philharmonic's ground-breaking CONTACT! new music series with works by Elliott Carter, Michael Jarrell and Pierre Boulez. Tuesday at 3pm, Wednesday at 7pm and Saturday at 10am.

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Nadia Sirota

Controversies and a Conversation

Monday, June 18, 2012

Living legend Elliott Carter discusses his musical legacy, including his recently premiered commission at the Met Museum with Nadia Sirota, who also offers recordings of past CONTACT! performances.

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Nadia Sirota

Let's Make CONTACT!

Monday, December 19, 2011

One of Alan Gilbert’s loveliest initiatives as the music director of the New York Philharmonic these past three seasons has been the CONTACT! concert series, dedicated to living composers and new works. This year’s series kicked off this past weekend with works by Alexandre Lunsqui, Magnus Lindberg, and HK Gruber.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Music of Lindberg, Lunsqui and HK Gruber

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Q2 Music is proud to announce three delayed Webcasts -- Wednesday, December 21 at 8 pm, Saturday December 24 at noon, Thursday, December 29 at 8 pm, and now an additional Saturday, December 31 at noon -- of The New York Philharmonic's CONTACT! series featuring music by HK Gruber, Magnus Lindberg, and Alexandre Lunsqui.

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Nadia Sirota

An Interview with Composer Alexandre Lunsqui

Thursday, December 15, 2011

On Thursday, December 15 at 12 pm, Brazilian-born composer Alexandre Lunsqui joins host Gity Razaz to talk about his compositional aesthetic, the use of jazz and the traditional music of his homeland in his writing. He also discusses the excitement and anxiety surrounding the upcoming world premiere of Fibers, Yarn and Wire -- this year's New York Philharmonic CONTACT! new-music series commission. 

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Q2 Music

On Signatures, Broken Rhythms and Mutes

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I began to write this post only a few minutes after the first rehearsal of my work Fibers, Yarn and Wire with the New York Philharmonic, under the auspices of maestro Alan Gilbert. The rehearsals are taking place in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at the Metropolitan Museum.

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Q2 Music

Meet Composer Alexandre Lunsqui

Monday, December 12, 2011

In anticipation of the world premiere of Alexandre Lunsqui's New York Philharmonic-commissioned Fibers, Yarn and Wire this Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17 at the Metropolitan Museum and Symphony Space, respectively, Q2 Music presents an exclusive chance to get to know the composer behind this season's NY Phil CONTACT! new-music series. 

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WQXR Blog

CONTACT! Perspective

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Spending time last December in Grace Rainey Rodgers Auditorium at the Met brought back great memories for me. As I sat in rehearsals and the concert, watching two brand-new works and a nearly-new one on a hot streak come together, I was glad to do a little reminiscing, but was also able to focus my attention differently since the last time I was there.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Metropolitan New Music

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hear three exclusive Web casts of the New York Philharmonic, Music Director Alan Gilbert and Composer-in-Residence Magnus Lindberg's refreshing series, CONTACT!, devoted to New Music, world premiere performances, intimate venues and young, emerging composers. In two concerts held at the Metropolitan Museum and Symphony Space, respectively, Alan Gilbert lead a New Music squad in premiere performances from James Matheson, Julian Anderson and Jay Alan Yim.

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Hammered!

Talkin' 'Bout My Generation

Monday, December 13, 2010

Among the many perks of New York City concert-going, consistent exposure to new music by young composers is difficult to top. Many of these composers are establishing themselves as concert hall (or nightclub) mainstays, and collectively have begun redefining our conceptions – and flattening our preconceptions – of what contemporary classical music actually means today.

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