WCPE's Programming


WCPE Fall Highlights

Spring Highlights

By William Woltz

  • The Metropolitan Opera
    Saturdays through May 9

    The Met continues with weekly live broadcasts from Lincoln Center, including Bizet's Carmen (March 7), Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor (March 28), and Verdi's Don Carlo (April 11). Margaret Juntwait is your host.

  • Women's History Month

    We feature female composers and performers from the medieval era to the 21st century.

  • A Cinema Classics Weekend
    March 14-15

    We have so much fun with this every August that we're doing it again. Classical selections that have become identified with feature films (think "The Blue Danube"¯ from 2001: A Space Odyssey) plus music written specifically for the silver screen.

  • Spring Membership Drive
    March 22-29

    Your financial support helps WCPE share Great Classical Music with listeners everywhere. Make your tax-deductible gift at theclassicalstation.org, or mail your silent pledge to
    WCPE Radio
    PO Box 897
    Wake Forest, NC 27588.

  • Passover
    April 3

    WCPE airs a special program of music at 6:00 p.m. ET to mark the beginning of Passover at sunset this day.

  • Easter
    April 5

    Celebrate with Rob Kennedy, host of WCPE's Great Sacred Music, beginning at 8:00 a.m. ET.

  • Back to Baroque
    April 25-26

    Johann Sebastian Bach. Need we say more? But there is so much more: Handel and Telemann; Vivaldi, Purcell, and Buxtehude. Baroque favorites plus some pieces you may not have heard before.

  • Primarily Piano
    May 9-10

    The grand piano is a marvelous instrument, an orchestra at your fingertips. Hear some of today's best young performers Benjamin Grosvenor, Valentina Lisitsa, Igor Levit - together with grand masters of the 20th century such as Van Cliburn, Vladimir Horowitz, and Alicia de Larrocha.

  • Memorial Day Weekend
    May 23-25

    An extended weekend celebrating American composers and performers, with lots of patriotic music on Monday to honor the men and women who have given so much for our country.

  • All-Request Fridays
    April 24, May 29

    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. ET.

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