WCPE's Programming


Spring Highlights

By William Woltz

  • Something New at Noon every day in June
    Classical music is a centuries-old tradition; yet it remains vital today, thanks to each new generation of performers and composers. We’ll celebrate what’s new in Classical music every day this month by featuring selections from recent recordings—established performers as well as the best of today’s new artists playing symphonic works, chamber music, solo piano, choral works, and more.

  • An American Holiday July 1–4
    Our extended holiday observance begins Saturday, July 1, and features great U.S. composers, orchestras, and soloists through the weekend. We’ll present an Americanthemed Monday Night at the Symphony followed by an Independence Day filled with patriotic selections and rousing orchestral favorites to celebrate the birth of our country. It’s music that will make you proud.

  • WCPE Highlights
  • Bastille Day
    July 14

    We celebrate the French contribution to Great Classical Music with music of Bizet, Berlioz, Rameau, Couperin, Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, and more.

  • WCPE’s Anniversary
    July 18

    We’ll play lots of great music all day as we celebrate 39 years of broadcasting! Cinema Classics Weekend

  • August 4–6
    Our favorite movie scenes rely on both sight and sound for their impact, and the musical score is a big part of that effect. Beginning with Allegro on Friday afternoon, we’ll feature music from best-loved films, both Classical selections and works written especially for the silver screen. It’s one of our most popular theme weekends, and one that will bring back more than a few memories.

  • Women’s Equality Day
    August 26

    It’s actually a day to commemorate women’s suffrage, but it’s also a great opportunity for TheClassicalStation to celebrate women in Classical music, including pioneering composers such as Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Jennifer Higdon, and Joan Tower.

  • All-Request Fridays
    June 30, July 28, August 25

    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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