- 08/18 Metropolitan Opera and Two Unions Reach a Tentative Deal
- 08/13 Conductor Frans Brüggen has died
- 08/07 Louisville Orchestra in the black
- 08/05 Christiane Karg carries on performance with dislocated knee
- 08/04 Saito Kinen Festival to be renamed after maestro Ozawa
- 07/27 Operatic tenor Carlo Bergonzi dies aged 90
- 07/22 Is This Young Man The Next Leonard Bernstein?
- 07/14 Classical at the casino - ka-ching?
- 07/13 Maestro Lorin Maazel - 1930-2014
- Of Special Note: Falletta’s Irish orchestra tenure to end this fall
- 07/03 Philip Smith, Master Trumpeter
- 06/25 Wanamaker Dreams Come True
- 06/25 Harpist Jasmine Hogan returns to Wake Forest for benefit concert
- 06/24 Mediations and Mutiny Backstage
- 06/20 Glenn Dicterow Is Retiring After 34 Years as Concertmaster
- 06/16 BBC plans primary school classical music campaign
- 06/12 Music lessons combat poverty’s effect on the brain
- 06/12 Rafael Frühbeck, 80, Passes; Made the World a Podium
Summer HighlightsBy William Woltz
- Six Strings at Noon
every day in June
We’ll feature a little gem of the Classical guitar repertoire each day. Music of Spain, Germany, Latin America, and the U.S., with works ranging from the Renaissance era to today.
- Independence Day
WCPE salutes the birth of our country on July 4 with lots of patriotic selections and American music. Then we continue that theme through our Americana Weekend featuring great U.S. composers, orchestras, and soloists.
- Bastille Day
Works by Rameau, Bizet, Berlioz, Debussy, Ravel, and more…a celebration of the French contribution to Great Classical Music, culminating in a salute to French orchestras on Monday Night at the Symphony.
- Cinema Classics Weekend
The right music makes a great film even better! Beginning with Allegro on Friday afternoon, we feature Classical selections that have been used in your favorite films, plus music written especially for the silver screen. One of our most popular theme weekends!
- Women’s Equality Day
The day actually commemorates the passage of voting rights for women, but it’s a great occasion for us to feature women in Classical music: composers such as Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Jennifer Higdon, Joan Tower, Amy Beach, and Ethel Smyth (who was jailed for a time for her women’s suffrage activities in England!).
- All-Request Fridays
June 27, July 25, August 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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