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WCPE Cinema Classics Weekend
TheClassicalStation.org Celebrates Sounds of the Silver Screen
Wake Forest, N.C. (August 4, 2011) —WCPE Assistant Music Director Kenneth Bradshaw announces a weekend-long extravaganza celebrating Great Classical Music in the cinema, August 13-14, 2011. Throughout this two-day festival, WCPE will share music from films ranging from timeless to obscure. There’s newer music written for the movie, and old masterpieces that make the movie. On Saturday you may request your favorite cinema classic at our Request Page.
“Movies are a part of the fabric of life,” says Bradshaw, who is also the host of Allegro. “And music has been a major part of the movie experience from the beginning.” “So many of the movies in which Classical music has had a role have touched us—made us cry, made us laugh, or left an indelible impression,” he adds. “So grab the popcorn as we remember the music and movies that have been a part of our lives.”
For a stroll down memory lane, hear such notable classical works as:
- Sat 8/13
- 8:00 a.m. Ponchielli: “Dance of the Hours” from La Gioconda;
- 10:00 a.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 6 in F (Pastoral);
- 12:00 p.m. Rodgers: Five Selections from Victory at Sea;
- 1:00 p.m. Korngold: Suite from Captain Blood;
- 3:00 p.m. Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 21 in C;
- 4:00 p.m. Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique;
- 5:00 p.m. Strauss Jr.: “The Blue Danube.
- Sun 8/14
- 7:00 a.m. Pachelbel: Canon in D;
- 11:00 a.m. Morricone: “On Earth as it is in Heaven” from The Mission;
- 12:00 p.m. Gershwin: An American in Paris;
- 2:00 p.m. Rozsa: Choral Suite from Ben Hur;
- 3:00 p.m. Williams: “Hymn to the Fallen” from Saving Private Ryan;
- 4:00 p.m. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no. 2 in C Minor;
- 5:00 p.m. Respighi: The Pines of Rome.
WCPE’s 24/7 live broadcast of Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day can be accessed around the globe in several ways; on-line streaming in multiple formats, including IPv6, small dish home satellite reception, local cable television systems and traditional radio broadcasting. A complete list of the ways WCPE is available with instructions for cable and satellite reception can be found at:http://theclassicalstation.org/listen.shtml .
With a 33 plus year history, WCPE 89.7 FM is a non-commercial, 100 percent listener-supported, independent station dedicated to excellence in Great Classical Music broadcasting. WCPE is heard worldwide on the Internet in multiple formats, including the next generation IPv6. Because WCPE receives no tax-derived support, the station conducts two on-air fundraising campaigns and two major mail-out campaigns per year to raise needed operating funds. For more information, visit www.TheClassicalStation.org or call 919-556-5178.