- 10/16 10 Questions for Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner
- 10/09 RIP Peter Allen, a Voice on the Radio for the Met Opera
- 10/03 Sir Neville Marriner on studying violin during the Blitz
- 09/28 Simon Keenlyside in ‘Don Giovanni’ [ Video ]
- 09/16 St Kilda lost songs album tops classical music chart
- 09/09 Antonio Pappano on Norma
- 08/29 Female Conductors: time to take the baton
- 08/20 Jules Buckley, the Conductor who is on a mission to rid the Proms of its image
- 08/14 David Lang's 'the public domain' Beats the Heat
- 08/03 Grisey: Les Espaces Acoustiques CD review – profound and with a huge physical presence
- 07/31 BBC Proms 2016: reviews of the best Proms so far
- 07/25 Teenage tenor saves the day at Three Choirs Festival opening night
- 07/18 Classical music gets my pulse racing
- 07/15 Gregg Smith, Choral Leader Who Elevated Standards, Dies at 84’
- 07/15 Sakari Oramo: ‘The Proms should not be dumbed down’
- 07/08 Dada Was Born 100 Years Ago. Fish.
- 06/28 David Lang: anthems for doomed youth
Fall HighlightsBy William Woltz
- Labor Day Weekend
For this last fling of summer, we'll play lots of your favorites through the holiday weekend, culminating on Labor Day, September 7.
- Patriot Day
We'll play music of reflection and remembrance as we mark the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S.
- Brothers and Sisters
Today, composer Michael Haydn's reputation is largely overshadowed by that of his older brother, Franz Josef. But on his birthday we celebrate the music of Michael Haydn and other notable sibling composers and performers in Classical music, including Gil and Orli Shaham, Christina and Michelle Naughton, and members of the Ying Quartet, Hagen Quartet, and Claremont Trio.
- Great Ballet Days
Complete musical performances of some of your favorite ballets, including Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and Adam's Giselle, plus selected ballet highlights each day.
- Rosh Hashanah
Sunset, October 2
Sunset, October 11
Special music to mark the beginning of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). The programs air at 6:00 p.m. ET on those respective days, with encore airings to be announced. Read more about the Jewish High Holy Days on page 29 of Quarter Notes!
- Armchair Travelers Weekend
From the American Southwest to the Steppes of Central Asia, the Scottish Highlands to the river Moldau, music can take you away to beautiful and enchanting places. Come along with us on a magical, musical tour.
- WCPE's Fall Membership Drive
It is your generous financial support that enables WCPE to share Great Classical Music with listeners everywhere, and for that we are grateful. Make your tax-deductible gift at theclassicalstation.org, or mail it to WCPE Radio, PO Box 897, Wake Forest, NC 27588.
- Great Nicknames Weekend
Some of the greatest pieces of Classical music are known by their colorful nicknames, titles usually created by someone other than the composer. Hear the story behind Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, Mozart's Jupiter Symphony, Haydn's Emperor String Quartet, and more. Join WCPE for a weekend full of delightful musical works with intriguing names.
- Thanksgiving Day/New
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 30 and November 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.
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