We've streamed quite a few 24-hour marathons over the past few months: centennials for Benjamin Britten (Nov. 22) and Witold Lutosławski (Nov. 16); Polish contemporary classical music (Oct. 25); Halloween scarathon (Oct. 31); and a feverish loop of The Rite of Spring (May 25). We also hosted a 24-hour John Zorn 60th birthday celebration that landed serendipitously on the 24th of September.
In 2014 we're delighting in that serendipity by programming 24-hour marathons on every 24th of the month with themes ranging from international anniversaries, New York-based happenings, and composer and country spotlights.
First up is a marathon of the noteworthy recordings of 2013 with hosting from a parade of Q2 Music personalities.
We're also asking you what would make for a robust, stimulating theme that celebrates the breadth and beauty of contemporary classical music. Send us your ideas in the survey form below and include a few words explaining your choice. We'll select five favorites in early February; your votes will determine the winning theme for a month in the second half of 2014.
Here's to twelve 24-hour marathons that delight, inspire, challenge, mesmerize and radiate throughout the year.
Voting is now closed.