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WCPE FM Recognizes Memorial Day

TheClassicalStation.org Honors the Country’s Fallen

Wake Forest, N.C. (May 18, 2015) — Dick Storck, Program Director for WCPE, TheClassicalStation.Org and former announcer for the American Forces Thailand Network, a division of the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS), invites listeners across the country to remember those who have given their lives for America. Through music, WCPE will remember and memorialize all the fallen service men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces over Memorial Day weekend, May 23 through May 25, 2015.

WCPE will be participating in the National Moment of Remembrance, May 25, 3 p.m. (ET). WCPE will silence their broadcast momentarily in remembrance, reflection and honor of the fallen service men and women. The broadcast will resume with the playing of Taps.

“We present an extended weekend celebrating American composers and performers,” says Music Director William Woltz. “We conclude with patriotic music on Monday to honor the men and women who have given so much for our country.” A partial listing includes: (All times ET)

23 Saturday

9:00 a.m. Copland: Appalachian Spring
10:00 a.m. Mozart: Fantasia in C Minor
12:00 p.m. Dvor?ák: String Quartet no. 12 in F (American)
1:00 p.m. Bernstein: West Side Story Suite for Piano Trio
3:00 p.m. Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 25 in C
4:00 p.m. Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 in D Minor (Choral)

24 Sunday

7:00 a.m. Paulus: “Hymn for America”
11:00 a.m. Gershwin: An American in Paris
1:00 p.m. Mizesko: Sketches from Pinehurst
2:00 p.m. Copland: Billy the Kid
3:00 p.m. Sousa: “The Liberty Bell”
4:00 p.m. Hanson: Symphony no. 2 (Romantic)
5:00 p.m. Barber: Adagio for Strings

25 Monday

8:00 a.m. Sousa: “The Stars and Stripes Forever”
9:00 a.m. Rodgers: Five Selections from Victory at Sea
11:00 a.m. Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite
12:00 p.m. Williams: “Hymn to the Fallen” from Saving Private Ryan
1:00 p.m. Copland: Old American Songs, Set I
2:00 p.m. Ward: Symphony no. 6
3:00 p.m. “Taps” and “America the Beautiful”
4:00 p.m. Williams: “Summon the Heroes”
7:00 p.m. O’Connor: Fanfare for the Volunteer
8:00 p.m. Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
9:00 p.m. Dvor?ák: Symphony no. 9 in E Minor (From the New World)
10:00 p.m. Hochman: American Dream

On Saturday May 23 you may request your patriotic favorites for the Saturday Evening Request Program here.

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.

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. 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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