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TheClassicalStation.org Presents Great Ballet Days

WCPE’s Great Ballet Days Contest

Description: Carolina Ballet presents The Nutcracker November 28 – December 28 at three locations, including Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh. The winner will receive two tickets to the performance of his/her choice. Subject to availability.

How to Enter: When you make a pledge to support The Classical Station, you are automatically entered in the contest. Any member who has donated (by phone, mail or web) between Monday, September 15, 2014 and Sunday, September 21, 2014 by 11:59 pm, Eastern Time, will be automatically entered.

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On this week's encore presentation of the Opera House the late Al Ruocchio (1937-2007) introduces Ruggero Leoncavallo's setting of La bohème . Shortly after the unparalleled success of Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci, Leoncavallo began drafting a libretto based on Henri Murger's novel, Scènes de la vie de Bohème. Apparently, Leoncavallo did not originally intend to set the text himself, for he offered it to Giacomo Puccini knowing that his friend was in search of a verismo book similar to that for Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana. Puccini sought a text elsewhere, however, and Leoncavallo decided to go ahead with the project himself. As a result, Puccini completed his own La bohème first, in 1896, and Leoncavallo's effort has always been overshadowed by its success.

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WCPE The Classical Station Funds Pre Concert Program

Kidznotes Classics, Great Classical Music for kids, presented by kids on WCPE 89.7 FM

Monday, September 15 6:00-8:00 p.m. ET
Sunday, September 21 at 4:00-6:00 p.m. ET

Kidznotes Classics - Great Classical Music for kids

Based on Venezuela’s successful El Sistema program, Kidznotes is a music program that inspires social change for its students and community in Durham and Raleigh, North Carolina. This past July, the WCPE Education Fund provided $2,000 in scholarships for Kidznotes summer camp, where Kidznotes Classics was recorded. Marcus Gee visited the WCPE studios last month to put the finishing touches on the show.

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The Metropolitan Opera Announces the 2014-15 Season

The Met’s 2014-15 Season Will Feature 26 Operas, Including Three Met Premieres, In Six New Productions and 18 Revivals!

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