- 04/26 Esa-Pekka Salonen Brings His Cool to New York’s Music Scene
- 04/17 Sounds and Sweet Airs: The Forgotten Women of Classical Music by Anna Beer – review
- 04/10 CSO’s Young Artist Competition highlights classical music talent
- 04/02 Classical music’s forgotten women
- ♬ Special Note: Studying a Virtuoso Violinist's Brain with MRI
- 03/14 Composer Peter Maxwell Davies dies aged 81
- 03/06 Nikolaus Harnoncourt obituary
- ♬ Special Note: How Chapel Hill Violinist Jennifer Curtis Became a New Master of Romanian Composer George Enescu's Music
- 02/22 " My horn died recently. The metal wore too thin and it lost its resonance. I feel like a widow."
- 02/16 Celebrating the Life of Cleveland Orchestra conductor Louis Lane (1923-2016)
- ♬ Special Note: Playing it forward: Norman Johns
- 02/10 North Carolina teacher wins Grammy Music Educator Award
- 02/04 Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla to be new Music Director for City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
- 02/03 HIP Festival Aims to Rediscover Forgotten Symphonies
- 02/02 Renée Fleming: 'Live cinema is a threat to opera'
- 01/29 Gustavo Dudamel and Youth Orchestra L.A.'s Super Bowl halftime show
- 01/27 New York Philharmonic Taps Jaap van Zweden as Its Next Maestro
- 01/25 Nigel Kennedy, The New Four Seasons tour
- 01/21 Live: Suspense and tragedy with the North Carolina Symphony
- 01/15 Six of the best classical guitarists
- 01/12 Pierre Boulez: 'He was one of the naughtiest of great artists'
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New! CD # 11: The History of Classical Music
in 24 Hours -
Deutsche Grammophon has chosen some of the biggest names from the classical world (including Leonard Bernstein, Martha Argerich and Anne- Sophie Mutter) for this 24-disc journey from Gregorian chant through the music of Philip Glass. Explore 1,000 years of the music we love, supplemented online by twenty-four essays and translated texts for most of the vocal works. Yours for a donation of $300, or $25 per month as a Sustainer. FMV = $69.95
(or $20 per month Sustaining Member)
Hooded Sweatshirt - Long sleeves, full - zip, cotton/poly blend. Limited! Sizes: S, M FMV = $40.00
CD Set #8 Hilary Hahn: The Complete Sony Recordings - The great American violinist plays concertos of Beethoven, Brahms and Mendelssohn; the solo partitas of J.S. Bach; plus music of Barber and Shostakovich, Bernstein and Edgar Meyer. 5 discs. FMV = $23.98
CD Set #9 Verdi: Aida - Soprano Anja Harteros and tenor Jonas Kaufmann star in this studio recording that is the among the best performances of Verdi's masterpiece. Antonio Pappano leads the Orchestra and Chorus of the National Academy of St. Cecilia, Rome. Two discs. FMV = $29.98
Day Dedication - Special occasion message to be broadcast four times any day you choose.
WCPE Sweatshirt -
Long sleeve sweatshirt in forest green. Pre-shrunk pill-resistant fleece in an 50/50 cotton blend. Rinb knit crewneck, cuffs and waistband with spandex to retain fit. Available in sizes M - XL. FMV - $24.99
CD # 7: The Three Tenors 25th Anniversary - Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras in the 1990 Rome concert that produced the best-selling classical CD of all time, now with an added concert DVD. FMV = $24.98
(or $12.50 per month Sustaining Member)
Welcome to the Symphony
Children's illustrated board book with interactive sound panel. Ages 4 - 8. FMV = $24.95
CD #6 - 50x Relaxing
Classics (3 discs)
Beautiful works by Mozart, Elgar, Debussy, Bach and more to help you forget your cares. Three discs of classical bliss. FMV = $18.98
Last Chance! 6-bar Gift
Set of Belgian Chocolate - Every bar
carries the WCPE logo. Milk chocolate,
no nuts. The wrapper is inscribed with
"May the Peace and Beauty of the
Season Surround You".
FMV = $17.95
Canvas Tote Bag - Ivory w/ navy
logo & trim, double carry handles.
FMV = $19.95
(or $10 per month Sustaining Member)
Choose one of the following CDs:
CD #1 - Great Comedy Overtures - Delightful tunes and spirit ed performances in these overtures from comic operas, including Herold's Zampa and Reznicek's Donna Diana. Lance Friedel conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. FMV = $12.99
CD #2 - Rachmaninov
Variations New performance of the
"Variations on a Theme of
Paganini" with Yannick
Nezet-Seguin leading the
plus the composer's
Chopin and Corelli variations for solo piano. FMV = $18.98
CD #3 - Gabrieli: National Brass Ensemble Players from 7 top U.S. orchestras join to play music of Giovanni Gabrieli, the master of Baroque brass writing, plus a new work by John Williams. FMV = $19.99
CD #4 - The Gift of Life, J. Rutter Rutter's first major choral composition in 10 years is a celebration of life and creation, plus seven addi- tional sacred choral pieces. One disc FMV = $16.99
CD #5 - Beethoven:
Symphonies 5 — 7
Manfred Honneck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in powerful, vibrant performances of two Beethoven masterpieces. One disc FMV = $19.98
CD #10 - Opera's Greatest Moments
An introduction to the world's most famous arias and choruses from the greatest operas of all time, performed by the Naxos family of artists. 2 discs FMV = $19.98
WCPE Tee Shirt - Pistachio
green with logo screen- printed in
white. Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL.
FMV = $12.00..
Set of 4 Musical Instrument Notecards +
- A set of four colorful notecards reproduced from original watercolors painted for WCPE by a local artist. Barbara Crockett is a resident artist at the Sunflower Studio & Gallery located in downtown Wake Forest, NC. Envelopes included. FMV = $12.00
WCPE Baseball Cap -
Embroidered logo in tan. FMV = $9.95
($6.25 per month Sustaining Member)
New! LED Flashlight - FMV = $9.95
Notepad/Pen Set -
- 3.75” x 5.5” notepad & pen with stylus.
FMV = $15.00 /set
(or $5.00 per month Sustaining Member)
Car Magnet -
Peacock blue, Size: 3-3/8” x 5-3/4” oval shape, WCPE logo in white.
FMV = $5.00
WCPE Grocery Shopping Bag Recyclable and reusable with reinforced bottom. FMV = $1.95
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