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WQXR's Newest Installment of 'Female Composers' to Premiere on Q2's '24 Hours on the 24th' This August

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Aug 11, 2014 02:46 PM EDT

Earlier this summer, WQXR polled a series of listeners asking what their favorite idea would be for a 24-hour, new-music marathon. After a back-and-forth race, the contest concluded that the majority or people wanted Female Composers.

WQXR refined their aim of the 24-hour music premiere to emerging women composers--with a mission to emphasize new voices and overcome the gender binary. Thus, the product: 24 hours of distinct, no-repeats programming on Sunday, August 24, featuring strictly female composers and nothing else.

This comes as another installment of the monthly "24 Hours on the 24th" series for the station.

A statement from the good XR people states:

We will strive to make August 24 as ear-opening, breathtaking and stylistically varied as befitting the international roster of emerging female composers, but we always love and need to hear from you! So don't hesitate to tell your amazingly talented friend to send us her music (instructions here) and not just for include during this marathon but to enrich the quality and diversity of our standard programming.

Well-put, guys.

So submit your female composers now and give them a chance to be a part of a new series that is breaking down the barriers of sex.

In the meantime, get down on some Schumann (old, yes, but relevant nonetheless).

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TagsCarla Schumann, WQXR, 24 Hours on the 24th, Female Composers