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- 07/20 Kentucky Opera director dies in car crash in Illinois
- ♬ Special Note: On the Organ Trail in Manhattan
- 07/12 R.I.P. Jon Vickers, Tenor
- 07/06 Self-taught Frenchman takes Russia by storm
- 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
- 03/17 How performers conquer ‘unplayable’ works
- 03/11 Practice Smarter, Not Harder
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Billboard's Charts at #3
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WCPE News: Press Releases
Curtis Brothers, Outreach Director
WCPE and Eastern Music Festival CD Announcement
TheClassicalStation.org Fund Drive Offers Unique Thank You Gift
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (October 16, 2011) — WCPE’s Assistant Music Director Kenneth Bradshaw announces the release of “Gerard Schwarz and the Eastern Music Festival 50th Anniversary Collection”, a 3 volume set of double discs available for a donation of $100 per volume or $250 for all three. This is a compilation of the best of this year’s concerts that took place over 5 weeks in July, 2011 – performed by the Festival Orchestra, comprised of professional musicians from around the world, all conducted by Maestro Gerard Schwarz.
“A number of Volunteers and Staff at WCPE attended one or more of the performances and can say, without hesitation, you are in for a treat,” says Bradshaw, who is also host of “Allegro”.
In addition to the orchestra, world-renowned soloists performed with them, including Metropolitan Opera star Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano), violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, pianist Andre Watts and more.
The Best of Volume 1 – Bizet’s Carmen with selected arias sung by Metropolitan Opera Star Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano. Additionally are Debussy’s La Mer and 6 world premiere compositions written especially for the 50th Anniversary of the Festival held on the campus of Guilford College in Greensboro, NC including Dan Locklair’s Concerto for Organ and Orchestra.
The Best of Volume 2 – Brahms’ monumental Concerto for Violin and Violoncello in A minor, with violinist Caroline Goulding (18 years old) and cellist Julian Schwarz (19 years old). Also in this Volume, Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor for Large Orchestra, a work arranged by Arnold Schoenberg, as well as Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 in D minor and Bela Bartok’s Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin.
The Best of Volume 3 – Pianist Andre Watts performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major (Emperor), as well as Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano, singing arias by Handel, Mozart, Franz Lehár and George Gershwin. On CD 2 in this volume are Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major and Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor featuring renowned violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg.
Proceeds from this CD not only help WCPE, but a part of it also goes to the scholarship fund at the Eastern Music Festival to help orchestral students between the ages of 14 and 22 attend the EMF School for 5 weeks and study with the professional musicians and soloists who make up the orchestra.
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Since 1978 WCPE 89.7 FM has been dedicated to excellence in Great Classical Music broadcasting. WCPE is one of the first community-supported stations to stream on the Internet. The programming is available on our own satellite channel and on multiple Internet streams, including IPv6. WCPE receives no tax-derived support, rather depends on tax-deductible support through on-air fundraising and mail-out campaigns. More information can be found at www.TheClassicalStation.org or by calling 919-556-5178.