- 07/14 Classical at the casino - ka-ching?
- 07/13 Maestro Lorin Maazel - 1930-2014
- Of Special Note: Falletta’s Irish orchestra tenure to end this fall
- 07/03 Philip Smith, Master Trumpeter
- 06/25 Wanamaker Dreams Come True
- 06/25 Harpist Jasmine Hogan returns to Wake Forest for benefit concert
- 06/24 Mediations and Mutiny Backstage
- 06/20 Glenn Dicterow Is Retiring After 34 Years as Concertmaster
- 06/16 BBC plans primary school classical music campaign
- 06/12 Music lessons combat poverty’s effect on the brain
- 06/12 Rafael Frühbeck, 80, Passes; Made the World a Podium
- 06/11 N.Y. Philharmonic Names New-Music Prizewinner
- 06/09 $10m Stradivarius violin found in New York heiress' wardrobe
- 06/04 Justice Department to review music licensing rules
- 06/04 Frühbeck de Burgos to retire
- 06/03 Budapest Orchestra Has Bows Seized
- 05/30 Glyndebourne gardens: Perfect for Opera
- 05/24 Composers Struck by Homeland Fever
- 05/19 Music professor retires after record-breaking 67 years
- 05/13 Youthful Ensemble Turns Up the Intensity
- 05/08 Farewell to Sir George Christie
- 05/04 Can You Hear Me Now? Turn That Thing Off!
- 04/24 Vanska returns to Minnesota Orchestra
- 04/24 Berlin Philharmonic Starts Its Own Record Label
- Of Special Note: Hilary Hahn’s ‘27 Pieces’ at Greenwich House Music School
- 04/21 Lark Ascending tops classical poll
- 04/20 How This Renoir Used to Look
- 04/13 New discussion group talks about classical music
- 04/05 Soprano debuts in 2 Met Opera roles within day
- 03/30 Winners Named in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
- 03/17 The Pianist Teaches, Too
- 03/07 Art of Variations, Beethoven to Berio
- 03/02 Robin Ticciati: 'When I conduct it feels like sorcery'
Summer HighlightsBy William Woltz
- Six Strings at Noon
every day in June
We’ll feature a little gem of the Classical guitar repertoire each day. Music of Spain, Germany, Latin America, and the U.S., with works ranging from the Renaissance era to today.
- Independence Day
WCPE salutes the birth of our country on July 4 with lots of patriotic selections and American music. Then we continue that theme through our Americana Weekend featuring great U.S. composers, orchestras, and soloists.
- Bastille Day
Works by Rameau, Bizet, Berlioz, Debussy, Ravel, and more…a celebration of the French contribution to Great Classical Music, culminating in a salute to French orchestras on Monday Night at the Symphony.
- Cinema Classics Weekend
The right music makes a great film even better! Beginning with Allegro on Friday afternoon, we feature Classical selections that have been used in your favorite films, plus music written especially for the silver screen. One of our most popular theme weekends!
- Women’s Equality Day
The day actually commemorates the passage of voting rights for women, but it’s a great occasion for us to feature women in Classical music: composers such as Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Jennifer Higdon, Joan Tower, Amy Beach, and Ethel Smyth (who was jailed for a time for her women’s suffrage activities in England!).
- All-Request Fridays
June 27, July 25, August 29
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. ET.
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