24-Hour Finn

A Sibelius-Free Day of Continuous New Music from Finland

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

From start to 'Finnish' on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, Q2 gives the internet airwaves over to Finland. 24-Hour Finn is the first in a series of continuous, day-long spotlights of different facets of today’s diverse and thriving New Music scene. Nadia Sirota, who just returned from touring in Iceland and Europe, hosts 24-Hour Finn.

Finland’s independence was deeply tied to pivotal musical figures like Jean Sibelius, so it comes as no surprise that, as a people, the Finns are deeply invested in their culture and music. 24-Hour Finn highlights music from a colorful spectrum of three generations of Finnish composers, including those already in the pantheon and those still making a name for themselves at school.

Tune in throughout the day to hear Q2 world premieres of countless recordings from Finnish-focused record labels Ondine and Alba and discover new sound worlds previously unexplored. Featured composers include Eero Hämeenniemi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kaija Saariaho, Iiro Rantala, Jukka Tiensuu, Maria Kallionpää, Pehr Henrik Nordgren, Seppo Pohjola, Lotta Wennäkoski, Rene Ertomaa, among many more.

Q2 wants you to leave your thoughts on this program of contemporary music, both about specific pieces and about artists. Help us welcome our fellow composers, ensembles, soloists and music enthusiasts from Helsinki to Lapland. Also, where do we turn our attention next? The Netherlands? Argentina?

Hear Nadia Sirota each weekday from 12-4, a.m. and p.m. Listen 24/7 to Q2 through our pop-out audio player or iTunes.


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Comments [7]

Joyce, you can find a complete playlist for 24-Hour Finn in the below link. Thanks for listening!


Jun. 09 2010 10:41 AM

Excellent, excellent, excellent selections. And NO Sibelius too...Congratulations to WQXR and Nadia.

Jun. 08 2010 10:18 PM
joyce antila phipps from Plainfield, NJ

Where do I find a play list?

Jun. 08 2010 08:59 PM
Adam Delehanty from brooklyn, NY

24 hours of Finnish music !

This is like some kind of fantasy land!

thanks for the great programming as always, Q2.

Jun. 08 2010 12:00 PM

Can't wait. And, we get Nadia back!!

Jun. 04 2010 09:26 AM

It begins 12 midnight Eastern Standard Time on June 8 and goes the full 24 hours. Thanks for your interest and looking forward to your thoughts on all the Q2 world premieres of Finnish New Music.

Jun. 03 2010 02:55 PM

I'm on Pacific time. What time does the Finnish program begin and end on the 8th ?

Jun. 03 2010 02:14 PM

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