Q2 Music Presents Michael Tilson Thomas,John Adams, Jeremy Denk and Other Special Guests Live in The Greene Space (March 26)
Festival to Run Concurrent with American Mavericks Tour Thursday, March 8 – Friday, March 30WQXR’s online contemporary music station – celebrates America’s great iconoclastic composers this March, as San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas brings his “American Mavericks” tour to New York and beyond.
From March 8-30, as the San Francisco Symphony presents Mavericks concerts around the country, Q2 Music will present a wide range of special programming – from live concerts to composer profiles to treasures from the WQXR and WNYC archives – to further illuminate the concerts happening around the country. The festival’s highpoint will be a live event on March 26, “American Mavericks: Music and Conversation with Michael Tilson Thomas,” taking place at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WQXR, the station’s intimate, acoustically superior event venue.
The festival will also include Tilson Thomas hosting a weekday show on Q2 Music, innovators such as David Byrne and Zoë Keating sharing their own “American Mavericks” playlists, and the recording of select American Mavericks concerts – including Alarm Will Sound and JACK Quartet – for on-demand listening.