WCPE's Programming


Fall Highlights

By William Woltz

  • Labor Day Weekend
    September 2–5

    For this last fling of summer, we'll play lots of your favorites through the holiday weekend, culminating on Labor Day, September 7.

  • Patriot Day
    September 11

    We'll play music of reflection and remembrance as we mark the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S.

  • WCPE Fall Highlights
  • Brothers and Sisters
    September 14

    Today, composer Michael Haydn's reputation is largely overshadowed by that of his older brother, Franz Josef. But on his birthday we celebrate the music of Michael Haydn and other notable sibling composers and performers in Classical music, including Gil and Orli Shaham, Christina and Michelle Naughton, and members of the Ying Quartet, Hagen Quartet, and Claremont Trio.

  • Great Ballet Days
    September 15–18

    Complete musical performances of some of your favorite ballets, including Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and Adam's Giselle, plus selected ballet highlights each day.

  • Rosh Hashanah
    Sunset, October 2
    Yom Kippur
    Sunset, October 11

    Special music to mark the beginning of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). The programs air at 6:00 p.m. ET on those respective days, with encore airings to be announced. Read more about the Jewish High Holy Days on page 29 of Quarter Notes!

  • Armchair Travelers Weekend
    October 14–16

    From the American Southwest to the Steppes of Central Asia, the Scottish Highlands to the river Moldau, music can take you away to beautiful and enchanting places. Come along with us on a magical, musical tour.

  • WCPE's Fall Membership Drive
    October 21–30

    It is your generous financial support that enables WCPE to share Great Classical Music with listeners everywhere, and for that we are grateful. Make your tax-deductible gift at theclassicalstation.org, or mail it to WCPE Radio, PO Box 897, Wake Forest, NC 27588.

  • Great Nicknames Weekend
    November 12–13

    Some of the greatest pieces of Classical music are known by their colorful nicknames, titles usually created by someone other than the composer. Hear the story behind Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, Mozart's Jupiter Symphony, Haydn's Emperor String Quartet, and more. Join WCPE for a weekend full of delightful musical works with intriguing names.

  • Thanksgiving Day/New
    World Weekend
    November 24–27

    Celebrate home and family with Classical favorites chosen to provide a beautiful accompaniment to your Thanksgiving gathering. The weekend that follows is filled with the best offerings of American composers and performers.

  • All-Request Fridays
    September 30 and November 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.

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