- 04/29 ENO appoints new artistic director
- 04/26 Esa-Pekka Salonen Brings His Cool to New York’s Music Scene
- 04/17 Sounds and Sweet Airs: The Forgotten Women of Classical Music by Anna Beer – review
- 04/10 CSO’s Young Artist Competition highlights classical music talent
- 04/02 Classical music’s forgotten women
- ♬ Special Note: Studying a Virtuoso Violinist's Brain with MRI
- 03/14 Composer Peter Maxwell Davies dies aged 81
- 03/06 Nikolaus Harnoncourt obituary
- ♬ Special Note: How Chapel Hill Violinist Jennifer Curtis Became a New Master of Romanian Composer George Enescu's Music
- 02/22 " My horn died recently. The metal wore too thin and it lost its resonance. I feel like a widow."
- 02/16 Celebrating the Life of Cleveland Orchestra conductor Louis Lane (1923-2016)
- ♬ Special Note: Playing it forward: Norman Johns
- 02/10 North Carolina teacher wins Grammy Music Educator Award
- 02/04 Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla to be new Music Director for City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
- 02/03 HIP Festival Aims to Rediscover Forgotten Symphonies
- 02/02 Renée Fleming: 'Live cinema is a threat to opera'
- 01/29 Gustavo Dudamel and Youth Orchestra L.A.'s Super Bowl halftime show
- 01/27 New York Philharmonic Taps Jaap van Zweden as Its Next Maestro
- 01/25 Nigel Kennedy, The New Four Seasons tour
- 01/21 Live: Suspense and tragedy with the North Carolina Symphony
Spring HighlightsBy William Woltz
- The Metropolitan Opera
Saturdays through May 7
The Met continues live broadcasts from Lincoln Center, including Mozart’s La Nozze di Figaro (March 26), Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (April 2), and Verdi’s Otello (April 23). The Met’s Mary Jo Heath is your host.
- Women’s History Month
Month of March
We feature female composers and performers from the medieval era to the 21st century, with a focus on contemporary female composers during Wavelengths, on Sundays at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.
- “In the Gardens of Spain” Weekend
The color, passion, and fire of the Iberian Peninsula, captured in the compositions of De Falla, Granados, Rodrigo, Tárrega, and more.
- “Cinema Classics” Weekend
Timeless masterpieces of Classical music that have become identified with feature films (think “The Blue Danube” from 2001: A Space Odyssey) plus music written specifically for the silver screen.
Celebrate with Rob Kennedy, host of WCPE’s Great Sacred Music, beginning at 8:00 a.m.
- WCPE Spring Membership Drive
Your financial support helps WCPE share Great Classical Music with listeners everywhere. Make your tax-deductible gift at theclassicalstation.org, or mail your silent pledge to WCPE Radio, PO Box 897, Wake Forest, NC 27588.
WCPE airs a special program of music at 6:00 p.m. to mark the beginning of Passover at sunset this day.
- “Back to the Baroque” Weekend
From the playful Italian concertos of Vivaldi to the complex German fugues of Bach, the Baroque era presents a rich and varied musical landscape. We’ll play Handel and Telemann, Vivaldi, Purcell, and Buxtehude.
- “Primarily Piano” Weekend
The young piano duo called ZOFO calls their beloved instrument a “20-Finger Orchestra,” and the grand piano is truly that. We’ll play some of the master pianists of the twentieth century, but we particularly want to feature some of today’s best young performers: Benjamin Grosvenor, Lise de la Salle, Yuja Wang, and Conrad Tao, to name a few.
- Memorial Day Weekend
An extended weekend celebrating American composers and performers, with lots of patriotic music on Monday to honor the men and women who have given so much for our country.
- All-Request Fridays
March 25, April 29, May 27
You’re the music director, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Submit your advance requests at theclassicalstation.org, or call WCPE at 919.556.0123 on the morning of the request program. And don’t forget our weekly feature, the Saturday Evening Request Program, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
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