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WCPE Celebrates Independence

TheClassicalStation.org Features American Music

Wake Forest, N.C. (July 1, 2013) —WCPE Music Director William Woltz announces an American Weekend to celebrate the 4th of July, July 4-7, 2013. Listen for music from U.S. composers and performers, both native and adopted.

“We say “Happy Birthday” to our great nation on July 4 with lots of patriotic selections and American music,” says Woltz who is also Allegro! host. “Then we continue that theme through a long “Americana Weekend” featuring great U.S. composers, orchestras and soloists.”

Highlights of the celebration:

4 Thursday

  • 8:00 a.m. Williams: “Liberty Fanfare”
  • 9:00 a.m. Gershwin: An American in Paris
  • 10:00 a.m. Chadwick: Symphonic Sketches
  • 12:00 p.m. Buck: Festival Overture on “The Star Spangled Banner”
  • 1:00 p.m. Still: Symphony no. 1 (Afro American)
  • 2:00 p.m. Dvorák: String Quartet no. 12 in F (American)
  • 3:00 p.m. Copland: Appalachian Spring
  • 5:00 p.m. Sousa: “The Liberty Bell”
  • 10:00 p.m. Barber: Adagio for Strings

5 Friday

  • 9:00 a.m. Beach: From Grandmother’s Garden
  • 10:00 a.m. Ward: A Western Set
  • 12:00 p.m. Dvorák: American Suite
  • 3:00 p.m. Paine: Symphony no. 2 in A
  • 5:00 p.m. Bernstein: Overture to Candide
  • 7:00 p.m. Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
  • 9:00 p.m. Hanson: Symphony no. 2 (Romantic)

6 Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. Copland: “Fanfare for the Common Man”
  • 10:00 a.m. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
  • 12:00 p.m. Carpenter: Skyscrapers
  • 2:00 p.m. Grofé: Mississippi Suite
  • 4:00 p.m. Dvorák: Symphony no. 9 in E Minor (From the New World)
  • 5:00 p.m. Barber: Second Essay for Orchestra

Request your favorite American music at the Saturday Evening Request Program

7 Sunday

  • 7:00 a.m. Thompson: “Alleluiah”
  • 11:00 a.m. Copland: “An Outdoor Overture”
  • 1:00 p.m. Hailstork: Three Spirituals
  • 2:00 p.m. Gershwin: Concerto in F
  • 3:00 p.m. Bernstein: West Side Story Suite for Piano Trio

“It’s music that will make you proud.” adds Woltz.

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