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WCPE Fall Highlights

Fall Highlights

By William Woltz

  • Labor Day
    September 1

    Great Classical Music for the last holiday of summer.

  • Patriot Day
    September 11

    We’ll mark the day with selected works of reflection and remembrance.

  • Brothers and Sisters
    September 14

    Happy birthday to composer Michael Haydn (Franz Josef ’s younger brother) and a salute to other notable siblings in Classical music, from Fannie and Felix Mendelssohn to the Five Browns and the members of the Ying Quartet.

  • Great Ballet Days
    September 18–21

    Curl up in a comfy chair or slip on your own dancing shoes and enjoy complete musical performances of some of your favorite ballets, including Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Prokoviev’s Cinderella.

  • Rosh Hashanah
    Sundown, September 24
    Yom Kippur
    Sundown, October 3

    Special music to mark the beginning of Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). The programs air at 6:00 p.m. ET, with repeat airings to be announced.

  • Armchair Travelers Weekend
    October 11–12

    Let the music take you away to beautiful and enchanting places, from the river Moldau to the Hebrides, the Grand Canyon, the gardens of Spain, and beyond.

  • WCPE's Fall Membership Drive
    October 15-26

    Thank you for your generous financial support which enables WCPE to share Great Classical Music with listeners everywhere. Make your tax-deductible gift today!

  • Great Nicknames Weekend
    November 8–9

    What’s the story behind Haydn’s Miracle Symphony or Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata? Join WCPE for a weekend full of colorful musical works with intriguing names.

  • Thanksgiving Day/New World Weekend
    November 27–30

    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 26, October 31 (Halloween), and November 28

    You’re the music director, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET. Submit your advance requests at theclassicalstation.org, or call WCPE at 919.556.0123 on the morning of the request program. Be sure to request something spooky for Halloween! And don’t forget our weekly feature, the Saturday Evening Request Program, beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET.

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