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WCPE Honors Women’s Equality Day

TheClassicalStation.org Features Classical Women



Wake Forest, N.C. (August 23, 2012) —WCPE’s Music Director William Woltz announces a celebration of Women’s Equality Day, August 26, 2012. The event honors female composers, conductors and performers. “Let's celebrate the great women in classical music,” says Woltz, who is also Allegro host. “We have truly remarkable ladies to applaud.”

Here is a partial list of the day’s celebration:

  • 7:00 a.m. Beach: “Lord of All Being”
  • 11:00 a.m. Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor
  • 2:00 p.m. Chaminade: Piano Trio no. 1 in G Minor
  • 5:00 p.m. Smyth: Concerto for Violin, Horn, and Orchestra

Every Sunday evening from 6-9 p.m. ET WCPE presents the latest in classical recordings and upcoming classical events on "Preview!" On Women’s Equality Day the featured work will be pianist Ingrid Fliter playing Beethoven's Appassionata Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Opus 57. Other artists include Angele Dubeau, period violinist Rachel Podger, composer Barbara Harbach, conductor JoAnn Falletta and guitarist Xuefei Yang.

On Preview! the following Sunday, September 2, an interview airs with Duke University Professor Larry Todd and grad student Angela Mace who have discovered that the "Easter" Sonata previously attributed to Felix Mendelssohn was actually composed by his sister Fanny.

This month, WCPE highlights as its CD of the Month for August Gustav Holst’s Cotswolds Symphony, a new recording by the Ulster Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta. Falletta was recently appointed Principal Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra, making her the first American and first female to accept this role. 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.

About WCPE:

With a 34 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. Community-minded business underwriters and foundations are among the 150,000 listeners in the North Carolina broadcast area. General Manager Deborah S. Proctor’s leadership has enabled the WCPE community to include national and worldwide listeners. Big and small dish home satellite transmissions serve North America. Other radio stations and cable television systems use these services to rebroadcast Great Classical Music, 24 Hours A Day. WCPE is one of the first public broadcasters to stream on the Internet. 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.