A Summer Festival of New-Music Concerts Recorded Live in New York City
Inaugural Show Coincides with Annual Bang on a Can New Music Marathon and Features Live Recordings from Past BOAC Marathons
Classical 105.9 WQXR’s 24-hour contemporary classical music stream available at www.wqxr.org/q2 – presents Cued Up on Q2, a new summer festival of pioneering and invigorating new music performances recorded live at New York City’s most adventurous venues.
Coinciding with Bang on a Can’s annual new-music marathon, Cued Up on Q2’s inaugural show on Sunday, June 27 will feature selections from previous BOAC marathons (dubbed “Lollapalooza advised by the ghost of John Cage” by Vanity Fair). The twelve-week festival will stream each Sunday at 2pm through September 12, with encore plays on Tuesdays at 8pm and Thursdays at 4pm.
From solo cello to full orchestra, Cued Up on Q2 will connect listeners directly with New York’s vibrant new-music scene and the venues where today’s artists put their ideas and imagination into play. From the long-standing Merkin Concert Hall to the scene-changing performance space (Le) Poisson Rouge, the new summer festival offers a chance to experience – or re-experience – from fifth-row-center seats the great new music that captivated New York City audiences last fall and winter and throughout the spring.
Listeners will have the chance to hear pivotal moments in new music, discover exciting emergent artists and venues, and help share New York City’s great music-making with the rest of the world. The series is another way that Q2 invites listeners worldwide to become part of its locally-rooted but internationally-extended new-music family.