- 05/20 Minnesota Orchestra signs deals with Vänskä, musicians
- 05/16 Leif Ove Andsnes: my key to a modern Beethoven
- 05/11 Symphonic diplomacy is goal of Minnesota Orchestra's Cuba trip
- 05/08 How the CSO engineered its turnaround
- 05/05 The little orchestra that leads itself
- 05/04 Eric Jacobsen new music director of Orlando Philharmonic
- 05/04 ‘The Rake’s Progress’ Makes a Brief Visit at the Met
- 05/03 Paul Bryan inducted into the NC Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame
- 04/29 Iconic Portrait of Composer J.S. Bach Returns to Germany
- 04/28 Trumpeter Rolf Smedvig Dies Suddenly
- 04/27 A World of Spanish Songs
- 04/20 Julia Wolfe Wins Music Pulitzer
- 04/15 North Carolina native Caroline Shaw ignores the divides
- 04/14 ECU Chamber Singers win international choral competition
- 04/11 Listen to the Future
- 04/09 Twitter Outrage Takes Toronto, Canceling Two Pianists
- 04/09 Music by living composers is faring well
- 04/02 Vienna Philharmonic will do 3-year residency in Naples
- 04/01 Steinway's New Player Piano
- 03/30 The weirdest musical instruments
- Special Note: Opera world pays tribute to Germanwings crash victims Maria Radner and Oleg Bryjak
- 03/29 Meet the hottest new talent in classical music
- 03/26 Pierre Boulez: 60 Years on Record
- Special Note: Music Education Needs to Be a Click Away
- 03/17 How performers conquer ‘unplayable’ works
- 03/11 Practice Smarter, Not Harder
- Special Note: New album from Bryan Hymel hit
Billboard's Charts at #3
- 03/08 Voces8: They want to teach the world to sing
- 03/02 Facing the music: Bob Chilcott
- 02/19 A Mogul With Muscle Takes Over Carnegie Hall
- 02/18 The Met’s 2015-16 Season Will Feature 227 Performances of 25 Operas, Including Six New Productions
- 02/13 Interview with conductor Charles Dutoit
- 02/12 Edo de Waart to step down after 2016-'17 season
Spring HighlightsBy William Woltz
- The Metropolitan Opera
Saturdays through May 9
The Met continues with weekly live broadcasts from Lincoln Center, including Bizet's Carmen (March 7), Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor (March 28), and Verdi's Don Carlo (April 11). Margaret Juntwait is your host.
Women's History Month
We feature female composers and performers from the medieval era to the 21st century.
- A Cinema Classics Weekend
We have so much fun with this every August that we're doing it again. Classical selections that have become identified with feature films (think "The Blue Danube"¯ from 2001: A Space Odyssey) plus music written specifically for the silver screen.
- 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
PO Box 897
Wake Forest, NC 27588.
WCPE airs a special program of music at 6:00 p.m. ET to mark the beginning of Passover at sunset this day.
Celebrate with Rob Kennedy, host of WCPE's Great Sacred Music, beginning at 8:00 a.m. ET.
- Back to Baroque
Johann Sebastian Bach. Need we say more? But there is so much more: Handel and Telemann; Vivaldi, Purcell, and Buxtehude. Baroque favorites plus some pieces you may not have heard before.
- Primarily Piano
The grand piano is a marvelous instrument, an orchestra at your fingertips. Hear some of today's best young performers Benjamin Grosvenor, Valentina Lisitsa, Igor Levit - together with grand masters of the 20th century such as Van Cliburn, Vladimir Horowitz, and Alicia de Larrocha.
- 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
April 24, May 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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