WCPE's Programming


WCPE Winter Highlights

Spring Highlights

By William Woltz

  • The Metropolitan Opera
    Saturdays through May 10
    The Met continues with weekly live broadcasts from Lincoln Center, including Borodin’s Prince Igor (March 1), Puccini’s La Bohème (April 5), and Mozart’s Così fan Tutte (April 26). Margaret Juntwait is your host.

  • March is Women’s History Month
    We’ll highlight female composers and performers from the medieval era to the 21st century.

  • In the Gardens of Spain Weekend
    March 15–16
    The Renaissance lute of Gaspar Sanz, the choral meditations of Tomás Luis de Victoria; the sultry colors of de Falla, Granados, Albéniz, and Rodrigo. You’re in for a great weekend of music from Spain.

  • WCPE Spring Membership Drive
    March 19–30
    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

  • A Back to the Baroque Weekend
    April 12–13
    What a glorious period in the history of Western music! Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi, Handel, Buxtehude, Purcell, and Corelli. A weekend of old favorites and some surprises too.

  • Passover
    April 14
    WCPE airs a special program of music at 6:00 p.m. ET to mark the beginning of Passover at sundown that day.

  • Easter
    April 20
    Celebrate with Rob Kennedy, host of WCPE’s Great Sacred Music, beginning at 8:00 a.m. ET.

  • A Primarily Piano Weekend
    May 10–11
    With its vast range of pitch, dynamics, and harmonic color, the piano truly is a grand instrument. We’ll feature the best of performances from the likes of Vladimir Horowitz and Wilhelm Kempff plus some of the most exciting pianists of today.

  • Memorial Day Weekend
    May 24–26
    We salute American composers and performers throughout this extended weekend, with patriotic music on Monday to honor the men and women who have given so much for our country.

  • All-Request Fridays
    April 25 and May 30
    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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