- 06/29 Facing the music: Eric Whitacre
- 06/22 Kirill Petrenko to succeed Simon Rattle at the Berlin Philharmonic
- 06/22 James Horner, Film Composer, Dies in Plane Crash
- 06/22 Recognition of Ernest Tomlinson, orchestral composer
- 06/21 R.I.P. Gunther Schuller, Pulitzer-winning jazz and classical musician
- 06/06 Are We All Mistuning Our Instruments, and Can We Blame the Nazis?
- ♬ Special Note: Carla Dirlikov becomes first opera singer to be named to The
President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities' Turnaround Arts
- 06/03 Remembering Margaret Juntwait
- ♬ Special Note: Kansas City Symphony players take Haydn, Mozart to prison
- 05/30 JoAnn Falletta to remain at BPO through 2021
- ♬ Special Note: Daniel Barenboim reveals radical new piano design
- 05/28 UB chamber music series combines classical music, architectural history
- 05/20 Minnesota Orchestra signs deals with Vänskä, musicians
- 05/16 Leif Ove Andsnes: my key to a modern Beethoven
- 05/11 Symphonic diplomacy is goal of Minnesota Orchestra's Cuba trip
- 05/08 How the CSO engineered its turnaround
- 05/05 The little orchestra that leads itself
- 05/04 Eric Jacobsen new music director of Orlando Philharmonic
- 05/04 ‘The Rake’s Progress’ Makes a Brief Visit at the Met
- 05/03 Paul Bryan inducted into the NC Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame
- 04/29 Iconic Portrait of Composer J.S. Bach Returns to Germany
- 04/28 Trumpeter Rolf Smedvig Dies Suddenly
- 04/27 A World of Spanish Songs
- 04/20 Julia Wolfe Wins Music Pulitzer
- 04/15 North Carolina native Caroline Shaw ignores the divides
- 04/14 ECU Chamber Singers win international choral competition
- 04/11 Listen to the Future
- 04/09 Twitter Outrage Takes Toronto, Canceling Two Pianists
- 04/09 Music by living composers is faring well
- 04/02 Vienna Philharmonic will do 3-year residency in Naples
- 04/01 Steinway's New Player Piano
- 03/30 The weirdest musical instruments
- Special Note: Opera world pays tribute to Germanwings crash victims Maria Radner and Oleg Bryjak
- 03/29 Meet the hottest new talent in classical music
- 03/26 Pierre Boulez: 60 Years on Record
- Special Note: Music Education Needs to Be a Click Away
Summer HighlightsBy William Woltz
- Something New at Noon
Every Day in June
Join WCPE for a daily feature of recently released Classical recordings. Symphonic works, chamber music, piano, and more from established artists as well as today’s up-and-coming performers.
- Independence Day
Our extended holiday weekend observance begins Friday, July 3, and features great U.S. composers, orchestras, and soloists. And we’ll play lots of patriotic selections on the fourth to celebrate the birth of our country. It’s music that will make you proud.
- Bastille Day
Works by Bizet, Berlioz, Rameau, Couperin, Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, and more—a celebration of the French contribution to Great Classical Music.
- WCPE’s Anniversary
Join us in celebrating 37 years of broadcasting! We’ll play lots of great music, with an emphasis on selections from WCPE’s Top 100 survey of listener favorites. And we’ll invite you to show your support for theclassicalstation.orgGreat Classical Music by becoming a sustaining member of WCPE’s musical family.
- Cinema Classics Weekend
A great film relies on both sight and sound for its impact. For many of us, the memory of a favorite movie scene is forever linked with the music playing at the time. 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. It’s one of our most popular theme weekends and one that will bring back more than a few memories.
- Women’s Equality Day
The day actually celebrates women’s suffrage, but it’s also a great time for WCPE to feature women in Classical music: composers such as Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Jennifer Higdon, Joan Tower, Amy Beach, and Ethel Smyth (herself a suffragette leader in England!).
- All-Request Fridays
June 26, July 31, August 28
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.
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