- 07/18 Classical music gets my pulse racing
- 07/15 Gregg Smith, Choral Leader Who Elevated Standards, Dies at 84’
- 07/15 Sakari Oramo: ‘The Proms should not be dumbed down’
- 07/08 Dada Was Born 100 Years Ago. Fish.
- 06/28 David Lang: anthems for doomed youth
- 06/20 Glastonbury to celebrate David Bowie with first classical music headliner
- 06/16 Rare Stradivarius recorded for the first time
- 06/12 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Debuts Two New Works
- 06/04 Kronos Quartet Wants To Give You Free Music — And Teach You How To Play It
- 06/03 Yannick Nézet-Séguin to Succeed James Levine as Met Opera’s Music Director
- 05/30 Cello Nation:
The Piatigorsky Festival
- 05/23 Baritone Benjamin Appl signs to Sony Classical
- 05/19 UConn's top puppetry program collaborates with Boston Pops
- 05/17 Young Musician winner Sheku Kanneh-Mason is just what classical music needs
- 05/09 Facing the music: Paul Lewis
- 05/03 A Midsummer Night's Dream, Middle Temple Hall
Summer HighlightsBy William Woltz
- Something New at Noon
every day in June
Join us for a daily feature of music from a recently released Classical recording. Hear established performers alongside the best of today’s new artists playing symphonic works, chamber music, solo piano, choral works and more.
- Independence Day/
Our extended holiday weekend observance begins Friday, July 1, and features great U.S. composers, orchestras, and soloists. Of course the 4th will be filled with rousing orchestral favorites and lots of patriotic selections to celebrate the birth of our country, culminating in our Independence Day edition of Monday Night at the Symphony. It’s music that will make you proud.
- Bastille Day
Works by Bizet, Berlioz, Rameau, Couperin, Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, and more—a celebration of the French contribution to Great Classical Music.
- WCPE’s Anniversary
Join us in celebrating 38 years of broadcasting! We’ll play lots of great music all day.
- Cinema Classics Weekend
A great film relies on both sight and sound for its impact. So for many of us, the memory of a favorite movie scene is forever linked with the music playing at the time. 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. It’s one of our most popular theme weekends, and one that will bring back more than a few memories.
- Women’s Equality Day
Although the day actually commemorates women’s suffrage, we take the opportunity to celebrate women in Classical music. This year it falls on an All-Request Friday. You’re invited to request something written by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Jennifer Higdon, Joan Tower, or your favorite female composer.
- All-Request Fridays
June 24, July 29, August 26
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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