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“Robbing from the rich and giving to the poor” is the theme of this week’s Opera House as we present Reginald De Koven’s Robin Hood. Set in 12th-century England during the reign of King Richard I, Robin Hood is a heroic outlaw in English folklore in English folklore who, according to legend, was a highly skilled archer and swordsman. Traditionally depicted as being dressed in Lincoln green, he became a popular folk figure in the late-medieval period, and continues to be widely represented in literature, films and television.

De Koven, who was born in Connecticut in 1859, moved with his family to England when he was 11. After graduating from Oxford University in 1879, he studied composition in Europe with such outstanding composers as Franz von Suppé and Léo Delibes. Robin Hood, his best known opera, had its premiere at the Chicago Opera House on June 9, 1890. It was produced in London the following year under the title Maid Marian.

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Music education plays an important role in building a young person's confidence and self esteem. This season, a grant to Community Music School of $2,000.00 will provide professionally taught weekly music lessons for $1 per lesson to children who would not otherwise be able to afford them.

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An astute listener caught our esteemed Announcer Dick Storck in a rare error recently, referring to the "Doughnut Button".

As they say, much hilarity ensued.

Thank you, 'Astute Listener', and thank you for all the laughs you've given us these past days, and THANK YOU for Supporting Great Classical Music here at WCPE!




WCPE Education Fund

When your contribution is at least $50.00, you may, in lieu of choosing a gift, designate that 10% of your donation go toward the WCPE Education Fund. Please check the appropriate box in the Secure Pledge Form!



WCPE FM, The Classical Station, announces five grants totaling more than $8,000 from its WCPE Education Fund for the 2015–16 season.



The Metropolitan Opera Announces the 2015-16 Season

The Met’s 2015-16 Season Will Feature 26 Operas, Including Three Met Premieres, In Six New Productions and 18 Revivals!

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