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WCPE Celebrates Independence

TheClassicalStation.org Features American Music

Wake Forest, N.C. (June 30, 2012) —WCPE Assistant Music Director Kenneth Bradshaw announces an Independence Program to celebrate the 4th of July. Listen for music from U.S. composers and performers, both native and adopted.

“The Classical Station celebrates this day with patriotic music and American composers,” says Bradshaw who is also Allegro! host.

Highlights of the celebration:
8:00 a.m. Sousa: “The Liberty Bell”
9:00 a.m. Dvorák: American Suite
11:00 a.m. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
12:00 p.m. Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
2:00 p.m. Hanson: Symphony no. 2 (Romantic)
3:00 p.m. Barber: Adagio for Strings
4:00 p.m. Buck: Festival Overture on “The Star-Spangled Banner”
7:00 p.m. Bernstein, arr. Penaforte: West Side Story Suite for Piano Trio
8:00 p.m. Gershwin: An American in Paris
9:00 p.m. Dvorák: Symphony no. 9 in E Minor (From the New World)
10:00 p.m. Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915

“Let the fire­works begin as we celebrate the birth of the United States!” adds Bradshaw.

WCPE’s 24/7 live broadcast of Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day can be accessed by military and foreign service personnel 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: theclassicalstation.org/listen.shtml.

About WCPE:

WCPE broadcasts on a variety of FM frequencies in Eastern North Carolina and is heard throughout Eastern and Central North Carolina and Southern Virginia from its transmitting tower in Wake Forest, NC and other repeater stations. A live feed is also available on the Internet at www.theclassicalstation.org, cable systems, affiliate radio stations and via satellite. WCPE is a non-commercial, listener-supported station that plays classical music exclusively. WCPE is owned and operated by the Educational Information Corporation, a North Carolina non-profit broadcasting organization. The Corporation was formed in 1973 and began operating WCPE in July of 1978. The Corporation holds a federal 501 (C) (3) Public Charity Exemption Certificate and the corresponding certificate from the State of North Carolina.