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This week Great Sacred Music will feature music sung by Ars Nova Copenhagen, the Tallis Scholars and Chanticleer in the first hour.

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WCPE's 'Preview!'

Sunday October 4th at 6PM EST

This week on WCPE's Preview! we'll hear violinist Anne Akiko Meyers from her new CD performing Leonard Bernstein's Serenade (after Plato's Symposium).

Tara Lynn speaks with composer Stephen Jaffe about the upcoming performance of his "HIP" Concerto, based on Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, by the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle.

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Sunday October 4th at 9PM EST

This week on WCPE's Wavelengths we present Symphony No. 4, "The Gardens" by Ellen Taafe Zwilich, with Leon Gregorian conducting the Michigan State University Symphony Orchestra, Choral Ensembles and Children's Choir.

(Learn more about Leon Gregorian below).

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My Life in Music - Samuel Almaguer

My Life in Music:
Samuel Almaguer
Acting Principal Clarinet
North Carolina Symphony

Currently in his first full season with the North Carolina Symphony as Acting Principal Clarinet, Samuel Almaguer came to us by way of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Sam cohosts My Life in Music with WCPE’s Tara Lynn this month, sharing his favorite classical and contemporary works, including Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Schubert’s Quintet in C, Chamber Symphony by Thomas Ades, and Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind by Osvaldo Golijov.

Monday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. on WCPE.
Sunday, October 11 at 5:00 p.m.

Explore great music with the pros on My Life in Music every first Monday of the month on WCPE!


We spoke with one of classical music’s great power couples on “Preview!” this week. Violinist Pinchas Zukerman and his wife, cellist Amanda Forsyth, come to North Carolina in January to perform Brahms’s Double Concerto with the Greensboro Symphony under the direction of Dmitry Sitkovetsky. Hear what they have to say about being on the road together for seventeen years, and the role the Double Concerto played in their love story.

To listen to this, and many other Preview interviews, please click here! >>>

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

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!

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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Online playlists
"What was that beautiful piece of music??" Find out now by browsing through a week's worth of playlists!

Meet the Announcer
Ever wonder what your favorite voice looks like? See photos and read brief biographies of WCPE's announcers!

"Quarter Notes"
WCPE's Member Magazine
Published quarterly, this magazine and listener guide offers featured works and program highlights for the WCPE season to come, plus station news, reviews, interviews and other articles designed to enhance your classical music journey.

Quarter Notes is sent to WCPE members in print version, and members may also choose to view this website's "green" online version. To become a WCPE member (your gift is tax-deductible!) and receive a year's subscription to Quarter Notes, click here.

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Find out more about a fun way to support your home for Great Classical Music.

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