In a live video webcast from WQXR’s performance venue, The Greene Space, WQXR’s David Garland and Q2 Music's Nadia Sirota will host an evening with Michael Tilson Thomas, with featured guests John Adams and the St. Lawrence String Quartet. The event will be webcast live on Q2 Music, broadcast live on 105.9 FM in New York and with live video streaming on wqxr.org/q2music/.
Q2 Music’s month-long programming will also include pieces by American Maverick composers, with introductions to their works by composers David Del Tredici, Michael Gordon, Phil Kline, David Lang, Angelica Negron, Ingram Marshall, Missy Mazzoli, and Steve Reich; interviews from the WQXR and WNYC archives with iconic Maverick composers such as John Cage, Lukas Foss, Meredith Monk, and Terry Riley; insights about the music from MTT; and curated playlists from prominent composers and musicians outside the standard Western Classical tradition. Programming will be hosted by guest hosts including Mary Rowell, former ETHEL String Quartet violinist, and Joel Sachs, conductor of The New Juilliard Ensemble; Professor of Music History, Chamber Music, and New Music Performance at The Juilliard School; and biographer of Henry Cowell. Specialty shows with American Mavericks guests, American Mavericks videos, and videos from MTT will be hosted on the WQXR/Q2 Music site as well.