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WCPE News: Press Releases
Curtis Brothers, Outreach Director
WCPE’s “My Life in Music”
TheClassicalStation.org Airs New Program January 2, 2012
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (December 21, 2011)— WCPE Program Director Dick Storck announces the premiere of a new program called “My Life in Music”, co-hosted by a musician from the North Carolina Symphony. Each musician chooses his own musical recordings for the hour long show, which airs the first Monday of each month, 7-8 pm, ET.
“This program presents a great opportunity to know our North Carolina musicians,” offers Storck. “It's autobiographical, providing musical selections and interesting facts about each musician's favorite composers and works.”
Thus far, co-hosts for My Life in Music include the following musicians:
Paul Randall, principal trumpeter, January 2, 2012;
Bonnie Thron, principal cello, February 6, 2012;
David Marschall, acting principal viola, March 5, 2012;
Karen Galvin, concert master, 1st violin, April 2, 2012;
Erik Dyke, double bass, May 7, 2012;
Maria Evola, 1st violin, June 4, 2012.
“We're so pleased that WCPE is producing this program and making our fascinating and knowledgeable musicians its centerpiece,” says North Carolina Symphony CEO Sandi Macdonald.
"My Life in Music" is conversational and fun. It reveals the distinct personalities of the talented people you more often see in a formal setting on stage wearing tuxedos and playing their instruments.
“In speaking with the musicians, I have already learned so much in terms of critical listening,” adds Community and Arts Liaison Tara Lynn, who is also WCPE “As You Like It” host. “When they share recordings by the champions of their own instrument, the musicians have increased my own enjoyment of the music ten fold.”
“Each musician has approached this project differently so far,” continues Lynn. “*Every* one is spectacular! I truly believe WCPE listeners' affinity will grow, as mine has, for each one of these individuals who work as a family/collective to light up the concert hall.”
WCPE’s 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, 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: theclassicalstation.org/listen.shtml.
In central North Carolina and southern Virginia, WCPE is found on the radio at 89.7 FM.
For more information on WCPE, or to print a downloadable version of Quarter Notes, please visit TheClassicalStation.Org.
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.