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WCPE FM Honors Women’s Equality Day

TheClassicalStation.org Features Classical Females

Wake Forest, N.C. (August 18, 2014) —WCPE’s Music Director William Woltz announces a celebration of Women’s Equality Day, August 26, 2014. The event honors female composers, conductors and performers commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

“The day actually commemorates the passage of voting rights for women, but it’s a great occasion for us to feature women in Classical music,” says Woltz who is also co-host of Allegro. “We will feature composers such as Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Jennifer Higdon, Joan Tower, Amy Beach and Ethel Smyth (who was jailed for a time for her women’s suffrage activities in England!).”

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

  • 9:00 a.m. Chaminade: “Fairy Tales”

  • 10:00 a.m. Weber: Clarinet Concerto no. 1 in F Minor

  • 12:00 p.m. Beach: “Berceuse”

  • 2:00 p.m. Schubert: Symphony no. 6 in C

  • 3:00 p.m. Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor

  • 5:00 p.m. Fauré: Pavane

  • 8:00 p.m. Smyth: Serenade in D

  • 9:00 p.m. Tower: Made in America

  • 10:00 p.m. Higdon: “Legacy”

“This is a great opportunity to feature women in Classical music,” he continues.

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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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