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WCPE FM to Offer Radio World Premieres

TheClassicalStation.org Aids Young Musicians

Wake Forest, N.C. (October 1, 2013) —WCPE Arts and Community Liaison Tara Lynn announces the radio world premiere of three works by North Carolina composers Dr. Robert Nosow, Tom Lohr, and Craig Hanemann Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m., ET. A recent grant from the WCPE Educational Fund to the Philharmonic Association in their 25th anniversary season covered half the cost of the Living Composers project, allowing its youth orchestras to rehearse with a living composer and premiere his composition. Three premieres took place in March 2013, and the fourth is slated for this November.

Craig Brandwynne, Vice President/Producer of Center Sound Records and Associate Audio Professor at the Living Arts College in Raleigh and Nicholas Bagwell, a recent graduate of Living Arts College, volunteered time, equipment and expertise to capture and edit the recordings.

“For kids this age it’s quite an experience to actually meet a living, walking composer,” says Dr. Nosow. “They are part of a continuing tradition, and they are creating their chapter in the tradition.”

WCPE airs Dr. Robert Nosow’s Spokes of Light, Tom Lohr’s Fanfare, and Craig Hanemann’s Jubilant Festival for String Orchestra, October 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in central North Carolina on 89.7 FM and online, streaming at theclassicalstation.org.

The WCPE Education Fund, which was created in 2010, allows donors to The Classical Station to voluntarily earmark ten percent of their contribution for classical music outreach and education. Through its Education Fund, WCPE has provided tickets for classical music performances to students and the elderly, unique performance opportunities to musicians, as well as scholarships for masterclasses and summer camps. The WCPE Education Fund has also assisted a community band with the costs of music used in performances, and a community vocal ensemble to create a documentary about the music of Antonio Vivaldi. Upon its completion, the documentary will be available online for the purpose of educating the general public. To date, more than ten thousand dollars have been invested in central North Carolina’s classical music programs. For more about the Education Fund, visit this link!

Listen to WCPE’s interviews with Dr. Robert Nosow, Tom Lohr and Craig Hanemann.

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. 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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