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WCPE FM Cinema Classics Weekend

TheClassicalStation.org Celebrates Sounds of the Silver Screen

Wake Forest, N.C. (August 5, 2014) — WCPE Music Director William Woltz announces a weekend-long extravaganza celebrating Great Classical Music in the cinema, August 8 through 10, 2014. Throughout this festival, WCPE will share music from films ranging from timeless to obscure. There’s newer music, written especially for the movies, and old masterpieces that make the movie. On Saturday you may request your favorite cinema classic here.

“The right music makes a great film even better,” offers Woltz. “Beginning with Allegro on Friday afternoon, we feature Classical selections that have been used in your favorite films, plus music written especially for the silver screen.”

For a stroll down memory lane, hear such notable classical works as:

8 Friday

  • 5:00 p.m. Bacalov: Theme from Il Postino
  • 7:00 p.m. Stravinsky: Selections from Firebird Suite
  • 8:00 p.m. Steiner: The Three Musketeers
  • 9:00 p.m. Herrmann: Suite from The Snows of Kilimanjaro
  • 10:00 p.m. Morricone: Selections from The Mission

9 Saturday

  • 9:00 a.m. Bach: Italian Concerto in F
  • 10:00 a.m. Korngold: Adventures of Robin Hood
  • 11:00 a.m. Elmer Bernstein: Theme from The Magnificent Seven
  • 12:00 p.m. Ravel: Boléro
  • 1:00 p.m. Williams: Three Pieces from Schindler’s List
  • 2:00 p.m. Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
  • 3:00 p.m. Tiomkin: Suite from The Alamo
  • 4:00 p.m. Strauss II: “The Blue Danube”
  • 5:00 p.m. Williams: “Raiders March” from Raiders of the Lost Ark

10 Sunday

  • 7:00 a.m. Williams: Suite from Far and Away
  • 11:00 a.m. Rózsa: Choral Suite from Ben Hur
  • 12:00 p.m. Williams: “Hymn to the Fallen” from Saving Private Ryan
  • 1:00 p.m. Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto
  • 2:00 p.m. Rodgers: Five Selections from Victory at Sea
  • 3:00 p.m. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
  • 4:00 p.m. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

“This is one of our most popular theme weekends, and one that will bring back more than a few memories,” adds Woltz, who is also the host of Allegro.

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:

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.

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