- 08/07 Forebears: Maria Callas, The Divine Voice Of Classical Music
- 07/20 Igor Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” at Burning Man
- 07/12 Rising-star cellist Bryan Cheng receives Michael Measures Prize
- 07/04 Putting ‘Don Giovanni’ on a Truck, and Returning Opera to Its Roots
- 06/27 A Life of Toscanini, Maestro With Passion and Principles
- 06/19 Thomas Allen: ‘I fly the flag for opera as a great art form'
- 06/12 Yekwon Sunwoo wins the Cliburn Piano Competition
- 06/01 Jiri Belohlavek, Czech Conductor, Dies at 71
- 05/26 A Fast-Rising Czech Conductor Leads the Philharmonic
- 05/19 Royal Albert Hall invites the public to share memories
- 05/12 A Valiant Return to the Met Opera: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments
- 04/27 Composer Max Richter’s top five lesser-known classical music picks
- 04/21 Bill Murray to release classical music album
- 04/12 Where Pianists Look When They Play
Hint: Not at their hands.
- 04/07 A Passion for Bach: why the St John belongs on the live stage at Easter
- 03/29 Early Music Vancouver's back to Bach headlines classical music blitz
- 03/17 where have classical music’s uppercase letters gone?
- 03/15 A New York Philharmonic Coup: Deborah Borda Is Named the New Leader
- 03/14 Stradivarius heard for first time since 1980 theft
- 03/08 Fanny Mendelssohn's getting her due
- 03/02 Orchestral librarians: In The Line Of Fire
- 02/18 Is Rossini’s Cinderella overrated?
- 02/10 Leontyne Price: The Voice We Still Love To Talk About
- 02/08 Remembering Nicolai Gedda, 91, Versatile Tenor Whose Career Spanned Fifty Years
Spring HighlightsBy William Woltz
- Something New at Noon
every day in June
Classical music is a centuries-old tradition; yet it remains vital today, thanks to each new generation of performers and composers. We’ll celebrate what’s new in Classical music every day this month by featuring selections from recent recordings—established performers as well as the best of today’s new artists playing symphonic works, chamber music, solo piano, choral works, and more.
- An American Holiday
Our extended holiday observance begins Saturday, July 1, and features great U.S. composers, orchestras, and soloists through the weekend. We’ll present an Americanthemed Monday Night at the Symphony followed by an Independence Day filled with patriotic selections and rousing orchestral favorites to celebrate the birth of our country. It’s music that will make you proud.
- Bastille Day
We celebrate the French contribution to Great Classical Music with music of Bizet, Berlioz, Rameau, Couperin, Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, and more.
- WCPE’s Anniversary
We’ll play lots of great music all day as we celebrate 39 years of broadcasting! Cinema Classics Weekend
- August 4–6
Our favorite movie scenes rely on both sight and sound for their impact, and the musical score is a big part of that effect. Beginning with Allegro on Friday afternoon, we’ll feature music from best-loved films, both Classical selections and works 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
It’s actually a day to commemorate women’s suffrage, but it’s also a great opportunity for TheClassicalStation to celebrate women in Classical music, including pioneering composers such as Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Jennifer Higdon, and Joan Tower.
- All-Request Fridays
June 30, July 28, August 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. And don’t forget our weekly feature, the Saturday Evening Request Program, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
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