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Q2 Music Celebrates the Best of New Music in 2014

Monday September 26 2022 • 2:38pm - 2:38pm ET

Violinists Amy Kauffman and Cornelius Dufallo at Q2 Music's 2014 Best of New Music concert in The Greene Space

On Dec. 2, Q2 Music held a star-studded celebration of some of the year’s most riveting and gorgeous new-music recordings, hosted by Meet the Composer‘s Nadia Sirota.

The evening featured Tre Voci – the chamber ensemble featuring Grammy Award-winning violist Kim Kashkashian alongside flutist Marina Piccinini and harpist Sivan Magen – performing Tōru Takemitsu’s And then I knew ´twas Wind, a work inspired by the music of Debussy and a line from the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Soprano Mellissa Hughes performed excerpts from Jacob Cooper’s Silver Threads – an evocative six-song cycle for soprano and electronics, based in large part by a haiku of Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō.

Violinists Cornelius Dufallo and Amy Kauffman were joined by stop-motion animations of New York-based artist Josh Dorman in three movements from composer Anna Clyne’s nostalgic, Baroque improvisation-inspired The Violin.

Composers Jacob Cooper and Anna Clyne joined Sirota on-stage for mid-concert interviews.

Watch on-demand video of the entire show:

PART ONE

PART TWO

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