WCPE's Programming


WCPE Fall Highlights

Fall Highlights

By William Woltz

  • Labor Day Weekend
    September 4–7

    We’ll play lots of your Classical favorites for the last holiday weekend of summer, culminating on Labor Day, September 7.

  • Patriot Day
    September 11

    Music of reflection and remembrance at various times through the day.

  • Rosh Hashanah
    Sunset, September 13
    Yom Kippur
    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
    September 14

    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
    September 17–20

    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
    October 10–11

    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
    WCPE Radio
    PO Box 897
    Wake Forest, NC 27588.

  • Great Nicknames Weekend
    November 7–8

    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
    November 26–29

    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
    November 27

    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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