Announcing 24-Hour Marathons on the 24ths of 2014

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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

24 Hours Every 24th of the Month in 2014 on Q2 Music 24 Hours on the 24th (Shinsaku/flickr)

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.

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