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WCPE FM Celebrates Black History Month

Celebration of African-American Music on TheClassicalStation.org

Wake Forest, N.C. (January 31, 2015) – WCPE’s Music Director William Woltz announces a celebration of African-American contributions to classical music to commemorate Black History Month.

“We’ll celebrate music by composers and performers of African ancestry throughout the month,” offers Woltz.

Some of the works offered include:

1 Sunday

2:00 p.m. Dett: Magnolia Suite

2 Monday

10:00 a.m. Still: Symphony no. 1 (AfroAmerican)

3 Tuesday

3:00 p.m. Sowande: African Suite

5 Thursday

9:00 a.m. Chevalier de Saint-George: Violin Concerto in A

6 Friday

12:00 p.m. Coleridge-Taylor: Romance in G for Violin and Orchestra

8 Sunday

2:00 p.m. White, Joseph: Violin Concerto in F-sharp Minor

9 Monday

5:00 p.m. Joplin: “Solace (A Mexican Serenade)”

11 Wednesday

12:00 p.m. Price: Dances in the Canebrakes

9:00 p.m. Perkinson: Sinfonietta no. 1 for Strings

12 Thursday

3:00 p.m. Hailstork: Two Romances for Viola and Chamber Ensemble

13 Friday

7:00 p.m. Coleridge-Taylor: Symphonic Variations on an African Air

14 Saturday

8:00 a.m. Joplin: “Bethena”

15 Sunday

11:00 a.m. Hailstork: “Fanfare on Amazing Grace”

18 Wednesday

1:00 p.m. Joplin: “The Chrysanthemum”

19 Thursday

12:00 p.m. Still: “Mother and Child” from Suite for Violin and Piano

25 Wednesday

10:00 a.m. Coleridge-Taylor: Ballade in A Minor

2:00 p.m. Chevalier de Saint-George: Symphony in G

26 Thursday

12:00 p.m. Joplin: “Elite Syncopations”

In addition you may request your favorite every Saturday and the last Friday by going to our home page and clicking on Music Request under Quick Links.

About WCPE:

With a 36 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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