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Zoë Keating and Todd Reynolds

Sunday, March 20, 2011

This week, Cued Up on Q2 presents a concert of tech-savvy classical intimacy with Zoë Keating and Todd Reynolds, along with an interview with the artists led by Radiolab's Jad Abumrad.

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Features

Gig Alert: Toshi Reagon

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Toshi Reagon is a songwriter who combines a blues-and-soul sensibility with rock-and-roll swagger and thoughtful commentary. Download "Beauty" here, from her upcoming album There and Back Again.

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Gig Alert: Skuli Sverrisson

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bass guitarist and composer Skuli Sverrisson brings his cinematic instrumental soundscapes to Le Poisson Rogue Tuesday night. Download "Her Looking Back," recorded with Amadeo Pace of Blonde Redhead.

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Cued Up

Way More than 2¢

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Let premieres rule your ears. Cellist Ashley Bathgate and pianist Lisa Moore play a recital as part of TwoSense, the duo's concert series and commissioning project dedicated to presenting new works that feature the two instruments.

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Talk to Me: The Yale Review Celebrates 100 Years

Friday, March 11, 2011

On a recent Saturday, "The Writers Studio Reading Series" celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Yale Review. Listen to Louise Glück, Caryl Phillips, Edmund White and Michael Cunningham read from their work at the event.

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New Sounds

New Music Youngsters

Thursday, March 10, 2011

On this New Sounds, listen to some of the central players of the indie-chamber, or indie-classical "scene."  We'll hear from yMusic, a new music group who can move between folk, classical, and indie quite effortlessly.  We'll hear music from their latest recording, a demo of Gabriel Kahane's song cycle, “For the Union Dead,” (music by Gabriel Kahane, words by Robert Lowell), along with music from the ACME ensemble, recorded live.  Plus, another live recording from the most recent New Sounds Live concert at Merkin Hall featuring the 8-person strong group, Newspeak. 

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Gig Alert: Superhuman Happiness

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Superhuman Happiness is a genre-bending indie rock band led by Stuart Bogie, the sax wizard beyond the fiery Antibalas horns. Tuesday night, they play Le Poisson Rouge. Download the band's "GMYL" here.

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Zoë Keating and Todd Reynolds: Live Web cast and Online Chat

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

On Sunday, March 6 at 7 p.m., EST, Q2 presents a live audio Web cast of experimental musician and technophile Zoë Keating in a sold-out concert from Greenwich Village's (Le) Poisson Rouge. Joining Keating for a voltaic, electroacoustic double bill is New Music stalwart Todd Reynolds. The evening is hosted by Radiolab's Jad Abumrad who will interview the musicians on stage before joining Q2 host Nadia Sirota in the open online chat embedded below.

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Cued Up

Fireside with Gloria Cheng and the Calder Quartet

Sunday, February 20, 2011

This week, (Le) Poisson Rouge offers listeners an ultra-intimate concert featuring contemporary piano queen Gloria Cheng, and the Calder Quartet performing works by Messiaen, Saariaho, Stravinsky and Boulez

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Q2 Music Live Concerts

Twosense

Thursday, February 03, 2011

TwoSense, a duo comprised of cellist Ashley Bathgate and pianist Lisa Moore, made its New York debut at (Le) Poisson Rouge recently. Hear that program in its entirety.

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Gig Alert: Francesco Tristano and Bruce Brubaker

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Tristano combines his Juilliard piano training with a love for minimalist electronic music at Le Poisson Rouge tonight, accompanied by pianist Bruce Brubaker. Download Tristano's "Mambo" here.

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Cued Up

Marilyn Nonken

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pianist Marilyn Nonken thrusts the sounds of Chile into the spotlight. The program features Chilean-American composer Miguel Chuaqui's Blues en el Corazon and Frederic Rzewski's The People United Will Never Be Defeated!

 

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Gig Alert: Metropolis Ensemble presents "Hallucinations"

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Metropolis Ensemble presents its vision of classical music's future with a new music program at Le Poisson Rouge on Thursday and Friday nights. Download the group playing Jakub Ciupinski's minimalist composition "Flashbacks" here.

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Cued Up

Arvo Pärty

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Last November, Le Poisson Rouge held a 75th birthday celebration for mystical Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Today at 2 pm, hear that concert in its entirety.

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Cued Up

Keys To The Future

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Tune into this week's Cued Up on Q2 for performances from Keys To The Future, the only festival of contemporary solo piano music in New York, which took place last year at (Le) Poisson Rouge in Manhattan.

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Gig Alert: Gloria Cheng featuring The Calder Quartet

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Catch the ensemble play with diva Gloria Cheng Wednesday night at Le Poisson Rouge, and download the quartet's recording of a Thomas Adès composition.

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Cued Up

Bush via Bleckmann

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Kicking off the winter season of Cued Up on Q2, we're proud to honor Kate Bush by way of Theo Bleckmann. Bush -- an unrelenting experimentalist -- blew Madonna out of the water in the UK’s charts in 1985, forever changing the world's perception of a female solo artist. Always warming and delightfully eyebrow-raising, vocal wizard Theo Bleckmann interprets songs by the iconic British songstress in this week’s episode.

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Gig Alert: Rubblebucket

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Rubblebucket take their horn-heavy indie pop to Le Poisson Rouge Wednesday night, opening for the ReBirth Brass Band. Download their "Triangular Daisies."

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Gig Alert: The Search and Restore Benefit

Monday, November 29, 2010

Search and Restore, the indespensible jazz concert listings Web site, is having a benefit concert of improvised duets by 21 of the city's young jazz greats. Catch the show at LPR and download a track by Josh Roseman here.

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Gig Alert: Callers

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sara Lucas, Ryan Seaton and Don Godwin settled in Brooklyn after leaving New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina. Download the track, "How You Hold Your Arms," from the band's first album in its new home.

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