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WCPE FM’s Invitation to the Dance

TheClassicalStation.org Presents Great Ballet Days

Wake Forest, N.C. (September 18, 2012) —WCPE’s Music Director William Woltz announces a celebration of Great Ballet Music, September 19-22, 2013.

“Every September we take a few days to feature the grand and glorious music of the ballet,” offers Woltz, who is also host of Allegro. “In our Great Ballet Days we'll bring you full-length musical performances of favorites by Tchaikovsky, Delibes, Adam, Khachaturian and Prokofiev, with lots of little ballet gems added throughout the day.”

Here are highlights of the celebration:

Thursday Sept. 19, 10 a.m. — Delibes: Coppelia; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Richard Bonynge;
Thursday Sept. 19, 2 p.m. — Adam: Giselle; London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas;

Friday Sept. 20, 2 p.m. — Khachaturian: Gayne; National Philharmonic Orchestra, Loris Tjeknavorian;
Friday Sept. 20, 7 p.m. — Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi;

Saturday Sept. 21, 1 p.m. — Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe; Boston Symphony Orchestra, James Levine;
Saturday Sept. 21, 3 p.m. — Copland: Billy the Kid; Saint Louis Symphony, Leonard Slatkin;
Saturday Sept. 21, 5 p.m. — Stravinsky: Firebird Suite; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Dmitri Kitayenko;

Sunday Sept. 22, 2 p.m. — Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas.

On Saturday you may request your favorites at the Saturday Evening Request Program.





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: http://theclassicalstation.org/listen.shtml.

About WCPE:

With a 35 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.


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