- 10/04 Górecki Total Immersion
- 10/01 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Strauss's Salome, Poole
- 09/22 Metropolitan Opera’s New ‘Otello,’ Bold and Tentative
- 09/17 Sir David Willcocks: his musicality was impregnable
- 09/12 Marin Alsop: 'The Last Night of the Proms is more than just a concert'
- 09/08 BPO's new concertmaster comes from Toronto, via Finland
- 08/25 Exclusive Video: Anja Harteros records 'O Patria mia'
- 08/16 Lars Vogt Presents Late-Career Beethoven and Schubert
- 08/13 Written on Skin and the problem of new opera
- 08/12 R.I.P. Ronald Wilford, talent manager
- 08/06 Totenberg’s Stolen Stradivarius Is Found After 35 Years
- 08/03 Spectacle and Substance at Bregenz Festival
Fall HighlightsBy William Woltz
- Labor Day Weekend
We’ll play lots of your Classical favorites for the last holiday weekend of summer, culminating on Labor Day, September 7.
- Patriot Day
Music of reflection and remembrance at various times through the day.
- Rosh Hashanah
Sunset, September 13
Sunset, September 22
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 on each day, with encore airings to be announced.
- Brothers and Sisters
We’ll celebrate the birthday of composer Michael Haydn (Franz Josef ’s younger brother) and feature other notable siblings in Classical music: Gil and Orli Shaham performing together and separately, Mari and Hakon Samuelsen, the Ying Quartet, the Claremont Trio, and the brothers Contiguglia, among others.
- Great Ballet Days
Complete musical performances of some of your favorite ballets, including Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty and Delibes’s Coppélia, plus selected ballet highlights each day.
- Armchair Travelers Weekend
Let the music take you away to beautiful and enchanting places, from the Blue Danube to the Grand Canyon, the canals of Venice, the courtyards of the Alhambra, and an English country garden.
- WCPE's Fall Membership Drive
October 23 - November 1
Thank you for your generous financial support, which enables WCPE to share Great Classical Music with listeners everywhere. Make your tax-deductible gift at theclassicalstation.org, or mail it to
PO Box 897
Wake Forest, NC 27588.
- Great Nicknames Weekend
What’s the story behind Haydn’s Farewell Symphony and Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata? Join WCPE for a weekend full of colorful musical works with intriguing names.
- Thanksgiving Day/New World
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 25 and
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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