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WCPE News: Press Releases
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WCPE FM Hosts New World Weekend
TheClassicalStation.org Celebrates Thanksgiving
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (November 22, 2014) — WCPE’s Music Director William Woltz announces a New World Weekend to celebrate the American holiday of Thanksgiving. The station will air Great Classical Music with American themes and by American composers.
“Celebrate home and family with Classical favorites chosen to provide a beautiful accompaniment to your Thanksgiving gathering,” says Woltz. “The weekend that follows is a celebration of American composers and performers.”
9:00 a.m. Bach: Orchestral Suite no. 3 in D 10:00 a.m. Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D 11:00 a.m. Dvor?ák: American Suite 12:00 p.m. Thompson: “Alleluia” 2:00 p.m. Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks 3:00 p.m. Copland: Old American Songs, Set I 4:00 p.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 6 in F (Pastoral) 5:00 p.m. Bernstein: West Side Story Suite for Piano Trio 10:00 p.m. Copland: Our Town
8:00 a.m. Sousa: “The Stars and Stripes Forever”
9:00 a.m. All-Request Friday
10:00 p.m. Gershwin: Lullaby for Strings
9:00 a.m. Mizesko: Sketches from Pinehurst
11:00 a.m. Gershwin: An American in Paris
12:00 p.m. Copland: Appalachian Spring
2:00 p.m. Williams: Three Pieces from Schindler’s List
3:00 p.m. Still: Symphony no. 1 (Afro-American)
4:00 p.m. Delius: Florida Suite
5:00 p.m. Barber: Violin Concerto
7:00 a.m. Higdon: “Amazing Grace”
11:00 a.m. Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite
1:00 p.m. Dvor?ák: Symphony no. 9 in E Minor (From the New World)
2:00 p.m. Thompson: “The Pasture” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”
3:00 p.m. Harbach: “Frontier Fancies” for Violin and Orchestra
4:00 p.m. Perkinson: Sinfonietta no. 1 for Strings
5:00 p.m. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
You can request your favorite music on All Request Friday and the Saturday Evening Request Program here.
WCPE’s 24/7 live broadcast of Great Classical Music can be accessed around the globe in several ways; on-line streaming in multiple formats, including IPv6, 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.
Since 1978 WCPE 89.7 FM has been dedicated to excellence in Great Classical Music broadcasting. WCPE is one of the first community-supported stations to stream on the Internet. The programming is available on our own satellite channel and on multiple Internet streams, including IPv6. WCPE receives no tax-derived support, rather depends on tax-deductible support through on-air fundraising and mail-out campaigns. More information can be found at www.TheClassicalStation.org or by calling 919-556-5178.
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